Interview // Silvia Cornea

Born in Bucharest, Romania, and handcrafting her jewellery now in Vienna, Austria, Silvia Cornea is a designer preoccupied with harmony and positive thinking. She loves the inspiration nature offers her, and translates the shapes of her environment into feminine contemporary jewellery. Silver and brass are her materials of choice, but you will also find pearls, gems and crystals completing her pieces.

Handcrafted in Austria

What are your life essentials--What do you carry with you at all time?

My phone, card, lipstick, keys - in a bag.

Who was your most previous text/call to and what about?

With a good friend of mine about her trip to Malaga.

Last meal you would eat?

A good cheese omelette. With the classic tomato salad. Ok, and a green salad too. It's very hard for me to choose as I really enjoy eating.

Most influential person in your life?

My parents, my sisters and my husband, who’s also my best friend

Tried and true methods against creative block?

Walking, visiting art exhibitions, staying in nature, playing with my kids and drawing.

What are some inspiration things, designs, artists, music, sites that you find yourself re-vistiting often?

I like to draw listening to vintage swing music or to Buena Vista Social Club. I find inspiration in nature a lot and in bookshops or around fabrics.


If you could have 3 people over for dinner, dead or alive, who would you invite?

Patricia Urquiola, one of my favourites product designers, my mom and Iris Apfel.



Favorite cities? Why?

Barcelona for the beautiful mix of architecture and people. I'm a lot into visiting Asia, I loved Bangkok and Singapore for the traditional-modern feeling.

Vienna is the perfect choice for us at the moment and I'm happy to have a lot of possibilities around.

Favorite drinks?

Water, white & rose wine, dry Martini and apricot juice.


Likes: Love nature and beautiful-good-inspiring people, design and food :) 

Dislikes: Hate, lying, betrayal, poverty, greediness.

From the simple things of life, I don't enjoy waking up very early in the morning, especially on some rainy days.