In addition to the jewelry and products found here at www.picomeanslittle.com, Pico is available to partner with museums and companies to develop custom jewelry collections.
Yale Center for British Art
Our Moth/Butterfly collection, developed in partnership with Yale Center for British Art™, is our most recent collaboration. This seven piece collection was designed at the request of the YCBA, as a celebration of the Center's proud history. Pico founder Andrea Panico visited the building, designed by architect Louis I. Kahn, to document building features and inspiration for this architectural collection.
Pico also recently developed a private label collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. We were commissioned to choose any art that is part of the museum's permanent collection and use that for inspiration for a jewelry collection. In this case, Panico worked closely with museum staff, including the curator of the Arms and Armor galleries, where she was most inspired. See the full story of this collection here.
Below are some images of inspiration and process for this collection.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (2010-2015)
Pico was licensed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to design and make jewelry based on the work of the groundbreaking American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. With access to architectural plans and drawings, Pico created over 40 pieces that translated Mr. Wright's vision into wearable art. Pieces were inspired by the Robie House, the Home and Studio, the Avery Coonley Playhouse, the SC Johnson Building, the Imperial Hotel, Kentuck Knob, and Florida Southern College, among other sites.
Pico founder and creative director Andrea Panico is an industrial designer with twenty years of experience in the home furnishings industry. In addition to designing jewelry for Pico, she also creates products for the home furnishings industry and teaches industrial design at Montclair State University. For more information about partnering with Pico on a custom collection, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.