Dukley Jewelry produces jewelry items using high-precision filigree ornaments. The company originally based in Dukley Gardens, Montenegro. It takes inspiration in the traditional style of Montenegro using innovative and patent means of production. Main designers and the inventors of method are Ekaterina Sisfontes, Sweden and Alexander Gudelaitis, Russia. It makes Dukley Jewelry an international project with modern form and native roots.
The collection of filigree products – BlackMountain participating at BIJORHCA PARIS 2017 will demonstrate the result of five years scientific research. It is an impressive combination of novelty; discover and the extensive experience of designing items.
All the items in the collection are handmade and connected in jewelry atelier.
BlackMountain Collection includes female, male and children’s production line.
Additionally to the main collection, Dukley Jewelry plans to introduce even exclusive items made using its innovative secret method.
Alexander Gudelaytis is an engineer-technologist in
artistic processing of materials.
Together with the Swedish designer Ekaterina Sisfontes
has developed a new way of the precision shaping of filigree ornaments.
He was born in 1985 in St. Petersburg.
Graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design.
Currently, under the guidance of Dr.Sci.Tech., Professor, Director of the Institute of Applied Arts
of the St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design Zhukova Lyubov Timofeevna
is working on the thesis “Method of obtaining high-precision filigree ornament”.
Co-author of the patent for the invention of the method of manufacturing high-precision filigree ornaments.
He has 10 scientific publications, including publications included in the list of VAK.
He passed an internship under the direction of Professor Elisabeth Holder at the University of Applied Sciences (Dusseldorf, Germany, 2010) at the Department of Jewelry Design;
• Winner of the St. Petersburg Grant Competition for students, graduate students and young scientists in 2010;
• Participant of the XVII International Scientific and Practical Conference of Students and Young Scientists “Modern Technology and Technologies” (Russia, Tomsk, 2011).
• Member of the program “Russian Intellectual Resources”, conducted by the Russian Youth Union in 2010. Included in the list of the best graduates of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region;
• Winner of the competition “Peter-Jeweler” (2007), 1 place;
• Participant of International, All-Russian, interuniversity and city exhibitions: International competition of young designers “Admiralteyskaya needle” (2010), the International Competition of jeweler and stone-cutting art “Jeweler Olympus” (2010), International competition “Image and form” (2008). , All-Russian Olympiad in the technology of artistic processing of materials, SPUTU (2008 and 2009).
• Organizer of the international seminar “Design and Design of Jewelry” (2013, 2014) on the basis of the scientific and technological school of the Institute of Applied Arts at the St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design;
• Scholarship in the program of the President of the Russian Federation for studying abroad students and post-graduate students of Russian universities in 2012/2013 academic years. The author of the research work “Analysis of the formation of wire billets in the filigree ornamentation, taking into account the improvement of the quality of filigree elements bending” in the jewelry design studio AgAu (Sweden);
• Scholarship in the program of the President of the Russian Federation for studying abroad students and post-graduate students of Russian universities in 2011/2012 academic years. The author of the research work “Reproduction of filigree articles using selective laser melting and three-dimensional printing technology” in the laboratory “Diagnostics and Engineering of Industrial Processes” of the National Engineering School in Saint-Etienne, France;
• Member of the French state program “Jeunes Ambassadeurs 2012 (Young ambassadors 2012)”. Development of the project of a non-profit educational design center aimed at cultural exchange between countries;
• The author of the research work “Improvement and development of modern high-tech material processing processes” (St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design, 2011);
• Participant in the scientific and practical conference “Design and Craft Day” (Saint-Etienne, France, 2011). Report on the topic: “Making jewelry with the help of modern high-tech material processing processes”;
• Member of the program “Autumn Design Seminars” (Saint-Etienne, France, 2011). Report on the topic: “How to extend the functionality of obsolete design objects, including decorative and applied products”;
• The author of the research work “Development of the technological process of manufacturing the original jewelry set” (St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design, 2010);
She is presenting a new chapter in accessory design.
Her creations are exhibited at design stores and different art galleries.
In 2000 she started a business under her own logo “SisKa”.
She approached the highest level of Swedish jewelry designers working for National Museum of Sweden making three of their own collections.
Her items were sold on museum shops infamous MoMA in New York,
Museum of Modern Art of Sweden, Royal British Academy of Art in London,
and North Dakota Art Museum.
Throughout her life, Ekaterina has been a connoisseur of fine art and fashion.
Her jewels can be described as collared, original and amusing.
With its simplicity and straight lines, they fit all ages and styles.
The harmonious plurality of these pieces of art is timeless and original and reflects the serenity and purity of Nordic art.
The jewels made by Ekaterina are minimalist, geometric and always have a touch of originality.
Her wealth of knowledge and cultural background has influenced and
strengthened her skills in incorporating clever, fresh and timeless
innovations into her work.
It seems that she believes into the phrase “less is more” and manages quite successfully to imply it into her designs.
- 2007 Designing the collection for Valentine’s day for National Museum of Sweden, Stockholm
- 2007 Presenting collection “Timeless” for the shop at National Museum of Sweden
- 2008 collection for the Royal British Academy of Art, London, UK
- 2008 designing the Present Of The Year for the National Museum of Sweden
- 2008 designing the Silver Heart for the Valentines by National Museum of Sweden
- 2008 designing the Drop Pendant as the for the National Museum of Sweden
- 2009 The Present of The Year for The National Museum of Sweden
- 2007 Exhibition “Body and Graphic” At Gallery Nelli Miteva, Sofia, Bulgaria
- 2008 Personal Exhibition in Gallery Air, Moscow, Russia
- 2009 Personal Solo Exhibition in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monaco Gallery
- 2009 Personal Solo Exhibition in GAD, Design Store and Gallery in Stockholm
- 2011 Exhibition in Lerverket, Götaborg, Sweden
- 2011 Exhibition in Sandras Art Cafe, Stockholm, Sweden
- 2013 Exhibition”The Objectivity of an Object” Gallery Vostok, Stockholm, Swedenuseum of Sweden