About Pico Design
Andrea Panico formed Pico Design in 2005 with the vision of creating jewelry inspired by her love of architecture. The company name Pico, a short form of the Italian word piccolo (meaning little or small), reflects Panico's belief that little details in the items we wear, live in, and use can make a big impact on our daily experience. Pico's mantra? We may not all be architects, but we're all building something.
The resulting line, aptly called Little Architecture, is inspired by some of the great architects and buildings of the last 100 years.
After launching the inaugural Little Architecture collection in early 2008, Pico grew its wholesale accounts to include museum stores, galleries and clothing boutiques worldwide. In 2010, Pico was awarded the license for the Frank Lloyd Wright Jewelry Collection®, where she works with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to create designs that reflect the spirit and meaning of the many buildings and details designed by the renowned architect. The collection includes designs inspired by Wright's home and studio, Coonley Playhouse, Robie House, Imperial Hotel, SC Johnson Administration Building, and more.
Panico is an industrial designer with a strong background in a range of categories for both retail and to-the-trade markets. With twenty years experience, including positions as a furniture designer, a tabletop designer for retailer West Elm, and as the Director of Product Design and Licensing for world renowned interior designer Clodagh, she brings a fresh perspective to jewelry design.
Andrea earned her Master of Industrial Design degree from Pratt Institute, where she did a program in furniture design at Danmarks Designskol in Copenhagen. She has a BS from Cornell University, where she was a pitcher on the women's softball team. Andrea lives in Montclair, NJ with her husband and daughter.