Perfection of design and preciousness of materials are combined in jewels to create an ornament in absolute harmony between beauty and manufacturing: the highest levels of creative quality and craftsmanship.With this itinerary you will visit the Gold Room in the Poldi Pezzoli House Museum, which has over than two hundreds precious jewels in gold, grouped into four sections: the ancient enamels, the sacred jewellery, collectors' items and jewels. Among them, a group of Etruscan pieces coming from funerary legacy. Starting with the museum visit to discover the jewels history and ornamental function, you can then have a delightful walk in the surrounding area to reach an exclusive jewellery shop where you can admire the jewels' stages of realization.
Details: departure point Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan, duration 2,30 hours.
Photocourtesy: Dario Garofalo, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art is a private non-profit organisation founded in Milan in 1995 by its President Franco Cologni. The Foundation promotes a range of cultural, scientific and educational projects, aimed at protecting and fostering the arts and crafts. The “Mestieri d’Arte” and “Ricerche” book series (published by Marsilio) narrate the history of this outstanding heritage, from its origin to the present day, examining both the great tradition of Italian know-how and new interpretations of contemporary craftsmanship. The book series “Storietalentuose”, published by Carthusia, introduces children to the fascinating world of Italian artistic crafts. The Cologni Foundation created the magazine Arts & Crafts & Design, published by Swan Group, dedicated to the excellence of the “Made in Italy” hallmark. The Cologni Foundation actively supports the training of young people in high-skilled craftsmanship and their integration into the labour market with its internship project “A School, a Job. A Road to Excellence”. www.fondazionecologni.it