Unexpected Objects

The Renaissance-like workshop atmosphere you could breathe in while walking along the Navigli is gone: but the innovative pieces realised since the 1930s by master silversmith Pierino De Vecchi are still alive in the “quadrilatero”, Milan’s Fashion District. We still find his T8 candlestick/centrepiece (dated 1947, according to the 8th Triennale), one single element flexuously snaking into space. But also the unexpected objects created by his son Gabriele, who, starting in the Sixties, and pursuing multi-sensory effects, has revisited the art of pouring with his gurgling Slow Drink jugs.