After completing a degree in Art with a concentration in Architecture, Eleonora Mantini began her career as a designer in Rome working alongside renowned goldsmith, Professor Mario Turrini, whose laboratory’s focus is on the construction of jewelry, beauty design research and methodology, and gold sculpture.
In 1996, Mantini earned a diploma at the European Institute of Design in Rome. During the final year of her studies, she collaborated with the Cimento Society, working on and creating a collection of pieces inspired by architect Andrea Palladio. Simultaneously, Mantini was creating a line of accessories for the Lancetti Fall/Winter collection.
By 2000, Mantini was awarded second place in the “New Talent” competition held by esteemed architect Massimo Zucchi (during the “Vicenza Oro” fair), as well as being named among the finalists in the Diamond Design Awards competition, “Diamonti Domani,” organized by the world’s leading diamond company, De Beers.
Later, Mantini decided to leave Turrini’s workshop and immediately began collaborating and designing with the Gianni Caritá Company, one of the most important Italian producers of jewels. At that time, Mantini joined forces with Parsifal, for which she designed and monitored the modeling and forming of prototypes.