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Ador: Professional Arts Guild

One fundamental quality for a successful designer is the ability to manage a solo career, battling to establish ideas in the jungle of competitors without anyone else to fall back on. There can be exceptions to this rule, however, and proof

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Arezzo Oro D’Autore: Jewelry as Homage

Several Italian locations are bound to the typical manufacturing that has made them famous: Murano has its glass, Torre del Greco has coral. Arezzo has deep-rooted ties to jewelry. Arezzo, Piazza Vasari Piero della Francesca, Battaglia…

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Contemporary English Jewelry: From Dusk Till Dawn

The history of contemporary English jewelry started in October 1952, when the young painter Gerda Flöckinger registered at the Central School “in order to learn how modern jewelry is made”. Right from the start, the young artist revealed

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Contemporary Jewelry in Pitti Palace

Florence is world-famous as the cradle of the Renaissance. Yet in the capital of Tuscany many think that this great history has led the city to rest on its laurels, cramping its horizons and prospects for the future. Nonetheless, things are

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Design-Jewelry for a Cultural Elite

The first pages of contemporary Italian jewelry were written some half a century ago in Padua, by the enterprising pioneer: Mario Pinton. His traveling companions included talented artists, a few connoisseur gallery owners and several

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European Design Institute

This Istituto Europeo di Design (European Design Institute) isn’t just another school: it’s an international network of concentrated activities linked to design, fashion, communication and visual arts. A unique entity with sites

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Giampaolo Babetto: The Jewelry Architect

For Giampaolo Babetto, the student occupation of the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in 1968 was a harsh blow. The Academy was in fact closed for two years and the talented pupil of Alberto Viani was forced to abandon his study of sculpture. However,

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Mario Pinton: A Father to All

Firtz Falk, the curator of the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, was the first to call it the Padua School, back in 1983. He was preparing the Dieci Orafi Padovani (Ten goldsmiths from Padua) exhibition and he realized that not only had these ten studied