Jewelry Designer & Artist Milton Cavagnaro
1913 - 1993
MID-CENTURY GRAPHIC DESIGNER, PAINTER, AND JEWELRY DESIGNER MILTON CAVAGNARO IS THE ORIGINAL DESIGNER OF FUTURA RELEASE 07.
A timeless pair of puzzle earrings are hand crafted today in New York City with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold.
Release 07 originates from California, and was designed in the 1950’s by jeweler and artist Milton Cavagnaro.
As with every FUTURA Legend release, there is a skilled team of renowned jewelry historians that find the most intriguing, timeless, and modern gold jewelry ever made. Upon seeing the Puzzle earrings we immediately knew we had found our newest Legend.
They we're not only unique in design but refreshingly contemporary and timeless. Once our research was complete, we contacted the son of Mr. Cavagnaro to speak with him about crafting his father's piece in 18 kt Ecological gold. He had never even seen this pair of earrings before but absolutely loved the idea and FUTURA's commitment to clean gold.
What perfect timing we had, as he was also in the process of writing a book about his father's life's work. He told us many wonderful stories about Milton's commitment to the craft, never giving up on his passions, and his love for nature.
Milton was inspired by the surrounding landscapes of the Bay Area, and often cited nature as one of his greatest influences. In his earlier days he was interested in the then new movements of Bauhaus and Surrealism.
FUTURA Release 07 will be featured in the book by Chris Cavangaro to be released soon.
Portrait of Milton Cavagnaro, 1940s
Original pair of silver Puzzle earrings designed in the 1950s by Milton Cavagnaro.
The Puzzle earrings handcrafted today in 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold
Surrealist biomorphist painting by Cavagnaro 1940s