Philip Crangi graduated form the Rohde Island School of Design where he studied design and gold-smithing. He worked for William Lipton, Japanese artist Mariko Mori and sculptor Michele Oka Doner before launching his own eponymous fine jewelry line in 2001 with the help of his sister/business partner, Courtney, followed by Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi, a line of lower-priced silver and costume jewelry - which includes our personal faves: the Tiny Mustache earrings, which wink to Crangi’s signature upper lip decor.
Since then, Crangi has also designed runway pieces for Phillip Lim, Vera Wang, Shipley & Halmos,Sue Stemp and Jason Wu, among others. He won the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design in 2008, designed a line of art deco-inspired jewelry for Atelier Swarovski for fall 2009, is designing the spring 2010 jewelry for the upcoming Michael Bastion, Boy/Band of Outsiders and Shipley & Halmos New York Fashion Week presentations and will be opening his own store in the Meatpacking District next month.
Greco-Roman artifacts, medieval armor, Baroque iron work and Victoriana, are just a few of the influences in Philip’s jewelry. Philip creates looks both fresh and timeless by combining age-old techniques with a unique palette of fold, wrough iron and steel materials not often associated with traditional jewelry. In this was Philip produces classics for a new era.