Infused with inspiration from countries worldwide and his background in sculpture, jewellery and architecture, American designer Matthew Campbell Laurenza blends experiences and cultures to produce unique and distinctive jewellery designs. Graduated from Bellarmine College, he adjusted his focus to pursue a degree in Fine Arts with a specialty in sculpture. Although no longer pursuing architecture, he applied the concepts of design and construction to his sculpture projects and began to construct breathtaking jewellery designs.
Matthew splits his time between Asia, the United States and the multitude of countries he visits. As Matthew travels a lot, he makes time to see the sights, experience the local culture, and visit the museums, all of which serve as a starting point for his designs. The old adage that ‘history repeats itself’ draws Matthew to historical design periods. The art deco, renaissance, modernism, arts and crafts and other movements hold special appeal. “Artists are a product of their environment. We are sensitive to what has come before us, and acutely attuned to what is happening around us”. Matthew uses these strong influences and blends them with modern and refreshing nuances to develop opulent designs.
Matthew Campbell Laurenza’s woman’s collection launched at Bergdorf Goodman in 2007. Today, the brand is in 36 markets and sold through more than 100 retailers (Harrods, Neiman Marcus, Barneys, Lane Crawford…) worldwide including cosmopolitan centres such as London, Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Paris, Tokyo, and Moscow.