Precious Things

Unique items created with great craftsmanship and attention to detail. A quest for perfection turns the ‘Made in Italy’ into works of art.

The endless emotions of Giovanni Raspini’s silver

The endless emotions of Giovanni Raspini’s silver

"I'm passionate about silver, it gives me an infinite array of emotions, never predictable, always changing". The binding between Giovanni Raspini, a Tuscan architect and designer, and silver, has always been strong and visceral. A destiny of beauty makes unique the creations of this brand, that has been researching excellence of craftsmanship for fifty years…

Glasses like sculptures: Ozona and the custom creations by Sandro Gonnella

Glasses like sculptures: Ozona and the custom creations by Sandro Gonnella

Handmade glasses with a passion typical of the Italian craftsmanship. We are in Perugia, at Sandro Gonnella’s laboratory/boutique, overlooking a square in front of one of the city’s most beautiful and noble palaces. Under the working table there is an ancient well. It 's the place around which everything revolves, the O area, the one…

The customized luxury of Gucci, Made To Order

The customized luxury of Gucci, Made To Order

Sophisticated elegance, timeless style, originality. All this is Gucci. The history of the maison begins in Florence in 1921 where Guccio Gucci, leather craftsman, opened some small shops specializing in luggage and horseback riding. The marks of the house will always refer to the equestrian world: the clamp and bracket first, a green-red-green ribbon inspired…

The oarlocks, beautiful symbols of the Venetian gondolas

The oarlocks, beautiful symbols of the Venetian gondolas

The gondolas, par excellence Venetian icons, still today are gliding lightly over the lagoon The Serenissima shows an unforgettable charm, when you observe it from these boats. Building a gondola takes more than one year, 280 pieces and 8 different essences of wood. The typical comb or prow iron - in Venetian dialect fero da próva or dolfin - is the…

Light takes form in the works of Peppino Campanella

Light takes form in the works of Peppino Campanella

When I get there, Peppino Campanella is working on his beautiful terrace overlooking the beach of Lama Monachile. I was a bit lost between the one-ways here in Polignano and when I found myself in front of a sort of warehouse in Via Conversano, I felt a bit confused. I am welcomed by some fantastic…

Renzo Buttazzo: a passion carved in Lecce stone

Renzo Buttazzo: a passion carved in Lecce stone

First get to know the stone’s breath, then you listen to it. This is Renzo Buttazzo’s motto, an Apulian artisan sculptor of the Lecce stone (leccisu in the local dialect) who his hands to recreate anything his soul has seen and heard, accompanied by the sound of the wind. His lab/house is nestled in Cavallino,…

Princesses and little Lords with Fiabesca looks

Princesses and little Lords with Fiabesca looks

Anaïs and the mirror of desires; Antoinette, princess of fairies, Adelaide and the fairy godmother; Anastasia and the Angel, Anita and the lamp of wonders.. Little dresses of a timeless beauty. Textiles and fabrics that are meticulously processed through traditional techniques. Each with its own name and fairy tale. This is the magic Fiabesca has…

Laura Tonatto, the Italian “nose” that has won over the Queen of England

Laura Tonatto, the Italian “nose” that has won over the Queen of England

In Piazza di Pietra 41, in Rome, there is a gallery where you can find perfumes never put on the market, inspired by some of the greatest masterpieces of the various human arts: from Caravaggio's "The Lute Player"  to "the Magic Flute" by Mozart, from  Botticelli's "Spring"  to "the Leopard” by Luchino Visconti. This gallery…

Conforti, safes to be flauted

Conforti, safes to be flauted

The need to protect valuable assets is an ancient one. In ancient Egypt the pharaohs’  treasures were stored in places protected by fake treasure rooms and pitfalls. In ancient Greece they were kept in rooms sealed by heavy bronze doors. In ancient Rome they used coffers of wood and metal to keep the money. In…

Bocache & Salvucci’s designer footwear

Bocache & Salvucci’s designer footwear

The ars sutoria is a very old one: its roots were traced back to the ancient Rome. And in Rome, still today the secret is closely guarded by Gian Luca Bocache and Roberto Salvucci, two exceptional craftsmen. Every day these shoemakers are dedicated to create hand-made footwear, rigorously bespoke. 4 to 6 weeks and more…

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