The island of Hydra, her birthplace, has always been a source of inspiration for her.
The spheres she moulds hold the radiance and strength of the Greek sun. The perfect lines she draws, like arrows that carry her love for the sea, for the Greek sky, for life itself.
A love that becomes manifest in the hearts she forms, the love she holds for her son, her husband and those small moments of happiness, as when walking the family dog through the picturesque backstreets of the island….
If you have been to the Greek islands you know the routine, shop after shop of typical Greek Jewelry.
Just make sure you have your eyes wide open to absorb the window display of Elena’s shop. Votsi has her eye keenly fixed upon the design, production and sale of her unique jewelry.
As well as presenting her waves in a very savvy way: in a modern – fitted space of a charming old Hydriot building.
As about the shop windows, filled with Votsi’s eclectic pieces that stopped us dead in our tracks. After seeing so much gold jewelry was a refreshing sight. Simple, modern and elegant.
Designig rings is her favorite work. Votsi says: ‘’a ring is not to decorate the hands only. By the movement of a hand a ring can light up the face and the rest of the body…’’
This Greek designer, studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts and finished graduate studies in jewelry at the famous Royal College of Art in London, where she received the Bakri Memorial Award.
She designed the Olympic Medals for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and the FACT THET THE OBSERSE OF THE MEDAL AWARDED IN THE NEXT OLYMPIC GAMES WILL BEAR HER SIGNATURE, constitutes her greatest international distinction.
The presented of GUCCI Group proposed that she join its design team alongside Tom Ford. Then the torch passes to Ralph Lauren where since 2005 Elena has been designing jewelry for this major US firm’s fashion shows and boutiques.
Elena Votsi’s successful profile is supplemented by her collaboration with the largest and most popular museums of Greece, such as The New Akropolis Museum, The Benaki Museum, The national Art Gallery and the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art.
ELENA VOTSI collection is also exclusively available at BERGDORF GOODMAN New York
and at ELENA VOTSI store in Athens(7 xanthou street, kolonaki)
For more info, please visit the Elena Votsi website and facebook page: www.elenavotsi.com