MATTHEW “MATEO” HARRIS, THE SON OF A SEAMSTRESS, WAS BORN JUNE 8TH, 1985 IN MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA.

AT THE AGE OF 16, HE MOVED TO THE UNITED STATES TO STUDY, WHERE HE THEN DISCOVERED HIS TRUE PASSION FOR THE ART OF JEWELRY AND FASHION DESIGN.  AFTER COMPLETING HIS STUDIES, THE MATEO NEW YORK BRAND WAS BORN IN 2009.  MATEO IS A SELF-TAUGHT DESIGNER PROPELLED BY HIS OBSESSION FOR JEWELRY.

LIKE HIS JEWELRY, MATEO IS SLEEK, MINIMAL AND EFFORTLESSLY ELEGANT. NOT ONE FOR TRENDS. HIS FOCUS LIES IN CREATING PERSONAL, TIMELESS PIECES. INSPIRED BY CONTEMPORARY ART AND ARCHITECTURE, (THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM IN WASHINGTON D.C. NOW HAS THE COLLECTION ON DISPLAY).

“MIMIMALISM EXPRESSION THIS IS NOT DEFINED BY SIMPLICITY”, SAYS MATEO OF HIS SLEEK, MODERN AESTHETIC.  LINES AND STRUCTURAL FORMS INTERACT WITH CAPTIVATING PURITY AND PRECISION.

MATEO PRODUCES BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY, PURE BY NATURE BUT VISUALLY STIMULATING.

Mateo's portraits by Luca Khouri

Mateo's portraits by Luca Khouri

 
 
 
 
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