Graduated architect with a project around the Chavín culture, from the north-Peruvian highlands (XIV-IV centuries BC), Lorena Pestana began her approach to jewelry during a long stay in the area of ​​Santa María de Nieva, Alto Cashew. There he was able to investigate in depth the techniques and traditions of the Aguaruna people, perhaps the most important ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon. On his return, in early 2002, he set up his first personal jewelry design studio in Miraflores, which a year and a half later became a successful shop-workshop open to the public, at the head of the Huaca Pucllana.

Married with two children, Lorena Pestana has continued her research and design work, together with the consequent growth and business consolidation of her brand, expanding her repertoire of techniques and materials, but without losing sight of the original traditions of the Amazonian communities, through their imagery and irreplaceable relationship with nature. His work is the most concrete demonstration that it is possible to be avant-garde, original and modern, elegant, without violating the principles of an ancient art and rather the opposite: assuming them to create a human-scale jewelry, closer to the future For the simple fact of understanding and respecting the past.

Jewelry & Nature

Lorena Pestana’s miniaturist art proposes a reunion with the original fire, the ancestral light that successive generations of artisans from almost all the native cultures of the planet knew how to keep alive, in a century in which the stridencies of luxury become less glamorous, Despite surviving surrounded by the interests and values ​​of Western civilization.

Although the artifice has been linked to jewelry since its birth, what is here is the return to that foundational imaginary, sustained by the unshakable relationship that the craftsmen, guardians of the light, had with nature, as a reformulation of the Design of amulets and ceremonial artifacts.

The recovery of that sacred fire – from the arcana of the luminescence created by the human being – is the true brilliance to which our jewelery aspires: pieces that always shine for their communion with the environment, because that is where it leaves any dream of light Own or other, spiritual or material.

Each of these pieces is therefore the result of living processes that are enriched by human talent and are elaborated in the antipodes of mass production. What interests us is to tear away the deep, intimate secret to each raw material with which we work and thus recover its original link with the natural world.

Chrono

  • She graduated as an arquitect at the University Ricardo Palma with excellence.
    2000
  • 2001
    Investigation of textile techniques with beads in Santa María de Nieva Alto Marañon, Amazonas, Peru. /// Graphic Design courses at the Institute Toulouse Lautrec in Lima.
  • Bijouterie workshop installation.
    2002
  • 2003
    Workshop extension with other artisans from the area of Alto Marañon. Sales by request, in private meetings and behind closed doors. /// Participation in El Rastrillo Fair, San Isidro /// Lima Country Club Fair /// Her daughter, Mora, is born.
  • Inauguration of New Shop-Workshop of Jewelry in Miraflores. Presentation of first season collection, gallery The Minimum Space /// Christmas Fair organized by the Chilean embassy in Lima.
    2004
  • 2005
    His son Adriano is born.
  • Design jewelry for feature film Madeinusa by Claudia Llosa. /// His Jewels begin to be exhibited and sold - also - in stores and specialized galleries of Lima /// His pieces appear regularly in editorials of fashions and prestigious magazines and television programs.
    2006
  • 2007
    Fair El Rastrillo, Jockey Plaza (2005'2009). Winner of Best Stand Award 2007.
  • Presentation of seasonal collection, Indigo Art and Crafts gallery. /// Course of updating in gemology with the teacher and expert André C. Leite, from Realgems, Rio de Janeiro. /// Selected for participation in the 1st Ibero-American Biennial of Design, Madrid. /// Inauguration of own store on Boulevard del Balneario de Asia, Lima.
    2008
  • 2009
    Presentation of seasonal collection, Indigo Art and Crafts gallery. /// Course of updating in gemology with the teacher and expert André C. Leite, from Realgems, Rio de Janeiro. /// Selected for participation in the 1st Ibero-American Biennial of Design, Madrid. /// Inauguration of own store on Boulevard del Balneario de Asia, Lima.
  • Presents collection Anemones, ocean in its store in front of the Huaca Pucllana. /// Participates in PeruModa, an event organized by PromPeru and wins the award for Best Stand. /// Inaugurates store in LarcoMar Shopping Center. /// Participates in Fair Tendences, Frankfurt. /// Participates in Eclact de Mode de Bijorhca, Paris. /// Selected for II Inter-American Design Biennial, Madrid. /// Launching of your web page.
    2010
  • 2011
    Participate in PeruModa, event organized by Promperú /// Presents collection Music of spheres /// participates in the Eclact Fair of Mode Bijorhca, Paris.
  • Inaugurates store in Jockey Plaza Shopping Center /// Fair El Rastrillo -Lima Peru /// New presentation Luciérnaga brand by Lorena Pestana.
    2012
  • 2013
    Presents collection Luciérnaga /// Participates in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Sao Paulo - Brazil.
  • Presents collection Mythologies, in the Museum Larco /// Participates in PeruModa, event organized by Promperú.
    2014
  • 2015
    Participation of Pop up The Market, New York. /// Point of sale Central Designers Sao paulo, Brazil.
  • Presents collection Animal Love, in the Huaca Pucllana /// Inaugurates store in Cusco /// Participation in Fair El Rastrillo, Magdalena /// Participates in the fair D & A New York /// Presents collection Piercings in gold & precious stones in the first Piercing Party made in Lima, Peru.
    2016