Paola De Luca
Founder, The Futurist Ltd
In partnership with Italy’s Vicenza Fair, organiser of one of the world’s leading international jewellery trade fairs, Paola co-founded TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting, an independent observatory focusing on trend forecasting for the jewellery industry. Starting her career in New York in in 1989, she landed her first job as a designer for FendiJewellery and Watches.
She later collaborated with leading luxury brands, such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Harry Winston, and Swarovski.
Paola was Creative Director in New York, for Italy-based jewellery house Uno aErre, for the international market for 10 years.
In 2002, in partnership with CRU Group of London, she established TJF Group Ltd.
For a decade, TJF Group focused on research and forecasting, launching the unique “TJF Trend book”, which became the world’s first and most authoritative jewellery trends publication.
In 2012 Paola, in association with Vicenza Fair and its Managing Director, CorradoFacco, started TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting. As Creative Director she leads research and design projects, educational programmes for buyers, designers and manufacturers; and coordinates think tanks and trends-focused projects, in Italy and abroad.
Paola is a professor at the European Institute of Design in Florence.