NIIRO

...getting tangled up in nature

Rosana Raljevič Ceglar (also known as Niiro) is a jewellery designer based in Slovenia. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, and during her studies she worked and gained experience working at a Murano glass factory, where her job was to create traditional techniques with contemporary design.

With a broad knowledge in her pocket, she moved back to Slovenia in 2000 and started her own graphic and design studio. On her return, she started experimenting with knitting wires in order to create jewellery pieces; what inspired her was the nature around her, the organic structures and the micro-cosmos within each piece of nature she could find.

This is how her first collection named "Entangled" started coming together. Her work soon evolved into using more and more irregular shapes. The applied techniques improved and gave her the possibility to develop something which had never been seen in jewellery design.

“My enthusiasm about the fact that you can create jewellery statement pieces by using a very irregular and random looking knitting process to create pieces which seem so perfect and neat, just as nature itself,” she tells NJAL. Rosana tells us that, even though we live in a chaotic world, nature’s perfection is the solution and no matter how simple the things you work with are, in every piece of nature there is enormous potential.

Nothing inspires me like...
Nature and being different.

I hope…
Always!

Cultural influences…
Are so important to me. I constantly expose myself to different cultures and lifestyles.

I got where I am...
With the help of a lot of open-minded people.

Fashion can sometimes...
Help you to relax and encourage you to produce creative ideas you didn't even know you had somewhere in your head.

Did you know…
Smiling requires you to use a lot less muscle than grinning?

I dance like…
No-one is watching me and the night is mine.

Faith in…
Myself, no one should forget that!

Cake makes me…
Crazy!

I once thought…
Santa existed for real. I was four.

My dreams are…
To make my dreams comes true.

Pain comes from…
The problems you have. They might be unpleasant but can help you discover new things.

There's a new...
Opportunity each and every day, you just have to be attentive enough to notice it.

I'm a perfectionist…
!!!!!

Incompetence...
Makes me nervous.