Art Smith

Release 05
Jeweler & Designer Art Smith
1917-1982

LEGENDARY JEWELER & DESIGNER ART SMITH IS THE ORIGINAL CREATOR OF FUTURA RELEASE 05. 

An iconic pair of Orbit Hoops are hand crafted today in New York City with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.

The design remains true to the original, as Art designed it back in the 1950s.

Art Smith was a legendary 20th century modernist jeweler. He was one of the only Afro-Caribbean jewelers to achieve worldwide recognition, with his designs appearing in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

Born in Cuba, he moved to NYC when he was only 3 years old. He attended Cooper Union, NYU, and studied under the Jeweler Winifred Mason.

Each piece is engraved with the Futura symbol signifying certified Fairmined Ecological gold. Shop the world’s best gold jewelry below.

 
Original Art Smith earrings in brass, made in the 1960s.


The Orbit hoops crafted today in 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.


Portrait of Art Smith in his Studio