ENRICA BORGHI

Born in Verbania, near the Swiss border, and today based in the hills of Lake Orta, Enrica Borghi is an installation artist and jewelry designer. Borghi reclaims the detritus of everyday life—candy wrappers, soda bottles, grocery bags—to interpellate domestic and feminine spaces toward an ecological end. Active since the early 1990s, she is a leading figure in contemporary Italian art and design. A seeker of treasures, whether rare or mundane in their origin, she transforms base materials like an alchemist into objects of unique beauty.