The language of art and design, lives in the objects by De Vecchi 1935, silver historic brand, and speaks of mirrored surfaces, contrasts of light, new materials. Is true for historical pieces like the ultra famous T8, a revolutionary project, which in 1947 changed forever the canons of the candlestick made stemmed with its three supporting points. It is also true for new collection of jewelry presented in the store on Via Santo Spirito in Milan. «The idea was to create a line with a highly recognizable De Vecchi aesthetics, very materic in volumes, that would enhance shiny surfaces, affordable in price, but with a great quality» says Lorenzo Traglio, who leads the historic silverware brand of Milan, taken over by Vhernier in 2010. So silver twists in round or square geometries of the rings Contrarié (split end), overlaps sinuously in the ring Nodo, in three different versions with round elements, in section quadrangular or in combination of the two forms, and joins in the rings Abbraccio.
«Attention, is not a simple job to work the silver, if you want to get those undulating forms and twisted and ensure not only the harmony of design, but also a perfect fit. Especially when it comes to rings of a certain size», adds Traglio. With much satisfaction that shows a beautiful bracelet, oval round, seemingly very simple, but with a twist just mentioned and refined. «It’s the most important piece of the collection, the bracelet torcion to which we have devoted six months of planning and countless tests modeling. Does not revolve around the wrist, to keep in view the details of the twist. It folds discreetly, and gives movement to the jewel with an effect of great design. Not only that, the hinge that allows the opening is literally impalpable: I challenge anyone, eyes closed, unable to locate the hub by touch. So, the bracelet is not only pleasant to wear, but you can put on from morning to evening on any occasion, even the most formal and feel the same elegant. So that’s an example of fine jewelry», says the manager.
Rings, bracelets, necklaces and …
But Torcion is not the only piece of the collection that boasts goldsmith skills. Even more seasonal patterns and young people are not simply “flat.” Rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces others, only in silver or alternate to bronze, always mirror, are heart-shaped or oval, and slightly rounded to give more character to a drawing basically simple. Similar detail for Lastra ring, flowing opened on the first phalanx. And then chains, chocker, rings with round blades overhead, that with some humor were named Maracas. Prices range from € 250 for Lastra ring to 550 Euros for the other rings, up to 1,100 Euros for the Torcion bracelet, which is the only one with this value. For all the pieces an antioxidant treatment avoids blackening of the metal and keeps it polished, ensure the company, at least for two years. Federico Graglia