Ancient geometry matched with modern lines, precious gems and metals marked by a distinctive human touch - the work of designer Roman Drake is simultaneously delicate and powerful, timeless...and groundbreaking.
With over two decades experience in the arts, Drake has worked across a variety of mediums, from painting to sculpture, lithograph to pottery-making. His jewelry line, Santi Rom reflects his deep knowledge of both high art and tradition and features exquisite handmade pieces he creates himself, with intense attention to detail.
"Through the fabricating process, I embrace hand work marks," Drake explains, "casting textures and when that's not enough, I rough the metals up a little more. Hammering, filing textures and scratches, along with a semi-matte finish, gives the look of a found treasure. I like the idea of feeling that these pieces were left behind by some lost civilization, for the future to find."