Brazilian accessories designer Carlos Sobral debuted his home and jewelry accessories collection last week at the Maris Elaine Gallery in Rockville, MD. Renowned for his signature eye catching resin necklaces, bracelets and earrings, Sobral has been creating jewelry, home décor products and objets d’art since 1970. Adding some sizzle to spring and summer wardrobes, Sobral’s playful, bold, and graphiccreations are the perfect statement accessories.
Sobral uses resin materials to create vivid colors, shapes and textures to bring his accessories to life. Each piece is hand crafter in his workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil using an 8-step polishing process to create vibrant and dazzling colors. SOBRAL’s jewelry calls to mind the “Art Deco” and “Pop Art” artistic movements, which are two of his appropriately named collections. As a “green” company, SOBRAL uses recycled industrial waste in his most popular resin collections, and his new “Flash Gordon” collection is made from recycled computer circuit boards. Equally important, SOBRAL’s entire production process is eco-friendly, all the way through to his 100% oxy-biodegradable packaging.
SOBRAL has already achieved international success with retail stores in Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Heidelberg and Honfleur. In recognition of his fierce sense of design and attention to quality, he has received the prestigious Etoile de Mode award four times at the famed BIJORHCA designer jewelry show in Paris. In 2006, he won the ultimate honor, the Best in Show award, for his famed “Pop Art” collection. Last year, SOBRAL partnered with legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld to create a spectacular new jewelry line: Lagerfeld by SOBRAL. Most recently, in October 2009, SOBRAL conquered the fashion capital of the world, New York City with the launch of his first SOBRAL retail store in the United States.
I am crazy for the Sobral art deco and Andromeda bracelets above, all of which are below $100. These are just what I need to brighten up my spring and summer wardrobe. How cute would the bracelets look with bathing suits and maxi dresses? Visit the Maris Elaine Gallery at Congressional Plaza, 1643A Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland to see more of Sobral’s pieces or go directly to Sobral’s site to purchase: http://www.sobralusa.com.