New York meets London: How Eddie Borgo is redefining modern luxury

With influences from art and architecture, Eddie Borgo's New York-meets-London style has captured our attention since he launched his label in 2008.

After introducing a gorgeous line of handbags last year, we thought it was time to catch up with the man who is redefining luxury to hear about how it all began and what the future will hold for Eddie Borgo fans...

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Let's start at the beginning. How did Eddie Borgo the jeweller come to be?

I started learning metalsmithing as a hobby while I was still at university, and I was also assisting different stylists at that time. Those stylists started to request one of a kind pieces for their photo shoots, and I began to create jewellery for them. These pieces together became a small capsule collection, which I showcased in New York in 2008, and was picked up by Barney's, Colette, Liberty, and Joyce. 

Who are your favourite artists?

I love the Modern Sculptors - Tony Smith, Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd. I also am extremely interested in architecture and object and furniture design, so my attention is focused in those areas. 

Do you think your style has American influences? 

Every piece of our jewellery is inspired by New York, inspired by the culture here. I think that spirit is evident is each piece we create. 

Which pieces really represent the brand?

Our cone and pyramid bracelets are symbolic to the brand; classic, everlasting geometry. Both myself and my team continually work hard to evolve those initial, successful pieces into new ideas - both in terms of the design work that we do and in terms of construction and engineering.

What are you most proud of?

The ability to constantly learn from my mistakes, and to not take those experiences in vain. 

What are you hoping to achieve in the next few years?

We have a few exciting projects in the works; we will eventually launch our fine jewellery collection (which will be our third category since we introduced handbags last year), then I would like to continue to explore object, tabletop, home and furniture.  The way in which I design can so easily be translated into object and form outside of jewellery - which was evident with the launch of our handbag collection. 


Eddie Borgo is available at Fenwick of Bond Street

By Alison Millington