In 1935, Piero De Vecchi sounded the Atelier De Vecchi, a silverware workshop. Piero was the creator of the world-famous, flexuous, silver-plated “T8” candlestick. The works of this master of contemporary design, also involved in the Italian Futurist School, are on display in museums such as the V&A in London, the Moma in New York, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The company has recently been taken over by Carlo Traglio, Vhernier’s owner, who aims at keeping its craftsmanship and knowledge intact.
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