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pampaloni Archivio 1902 - collana alata
The encounter between the Pampaloni brothers, Gianfranco and Francesco, with designer Claudia Bellini and Francesca Caltabiano leads to the idea of reinventing archival objects, designed to adorn houses, and turn them into jewellery to wear.
pampaloni Archivio 1902 - anello nero
Ring in black agate and silver.

The jewellery series ‘Archive 1902’ is created from the rearrangement of elements of the Pampaloni archive, by the Florentine silversmiths with a heritage of 112 years. From the encounter between jewellery designer Francesca Caltabiano, the architect and designer Claudia Bellini and Gianfranco Pampaloni, now head of the company, together with his brother Francesco, who is the archive’s passionate bookkeeper, comes the idea of reconstructing archival elements, intended for another use, into wearable objects. “Thousands of models”, explains Gianfranco, “have remained in storage for decades.

Cufflinks in sterling silver.

Once anagrams of words, parts of candlesticks, coffee pots, sauceboats and candlewicks, they have now been master crafted into a jewellery line consisting of 21 necklaces, 10 female rings, 13 earrings and 5 bracelets. “The process that led to the creation of these jewels”, concludes Gianfranco, “involved a lot of participation and also saw the contribution of the historic craftsmen of the company”. The result reveals an unexpectedly dignified elegance, attenuated by the originality of the components. It’s hard to imagine that using cup handles locks, sugar bowl handles… one can create necklaces that are no less desired than those made by the major jewellery brands, and that even have an extra quality: a touch of surrealism that plays down the figurativeness of the composition.

The elegance attenuated by the originality of the components.
pampaloni Archivio 1902 - collana
Real "jewels", to wear for the historical and cultural value they represent.
pampaloni Archivio 1902 - orecchini alati
Cup handles are adorned with black agate to create earrings.
In this bracelet if the collection "Archive 1902", the animal world predominates.

The jewellery series ‘Archive 1902’ is created from the rearrangement of elements of the Pampaloni archive, by the Florentine silversmiths with a heritage of 112 years. From the encounter between jewellery designer Francesca Caltabiano, the architect and designer Claudia Bellini and Gianfranco Pampaloni, now head of the company, together with his brother Francesco, who is the archive’s passionate bookkeeper, comes the idea of reconstructing archival elements, intended for another use, into wearable objects. “Thousands of models”, explains Gianfranco, “have remained in storage for decades.
Once anagrams of words, parts of candlesticks, coffee pots, sauceboats and candlewicks, they have now been master crafted into a jewellery line consisting of 21 necklaces, 10 female rings, 13 earrings and 5 bracelets. “The process that led to the creation of these jewels”, concludes Gianfranco, “involved a lot of participation and also saw the contribution of the historic craftsmen of the company”. The result reveals an unexpectedly dignified elegance, attenuated by the originality of the components. It’s hard to imagine that using cup handles locks, sugar bowl handles… one can create necklaces that are no less desired than those made by the major jewellery brands, and that even have an extra quality: a touch of surrealism that plays down the figurativeness of the composition.

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.