Adel Chefridi was born in the old city of Tunis along the Mediterranean coast. In 1998 he moved to New York City and founded his studio. His work increasingly draws on his multicultural background resulting in his attempt to reconcile past and present, nostalgia and hope in his designs. His work emphasizes simplicity, wearability, durability, and openness to light and movement. Using natural gemstones, his pieces have a friendly and peaceful feel that make them wearable everyday.
Adel creates his pieces using natural gem stones and solid precious metals. Models are made out of wax or resin, either according to exact measurements or completely free form allowing spontaneous – and at times chaotic – shapes. Many of the pieces are made directly by metal forming. Almost every piece contains a gemstone or multiple stones in the design using stone setting techniques ranging from bead work to micro-setting.