Silver is a mirror. The environmental images are reflected on the object’s surface, rendering the perception of the shape ambiguous.
Designing silver does not simply signify designing a form but a support for the reflected images, capable of liberating the material’s infinite and unexpeted expressive richness.
For years now De Vecchi has innovated the silver ware tradition through its own personal creative design language, based on the reflective qualities of the material itself.
Various products have been created over the years that reflect light and the surrounding environment, in such a way that the sequences of the mirror- like images render the objects mobile, in continuous evolution.
Over 70 years of activity has created a constellation of recognition, from the Triennale Awards, to a recommendation for the Compasso D’Oro. De Vecchi has taken part in prestigious exhibitions internationally in the ambient of Italian design. In 1997 the Triennale of Milan exhibited ‘The language of Mirrors’, a monographic retrospective of De Vecchi works and the protagonists who contributed to enriching the companies repertoires.
The silversmith workshop, Atelier De Vecchi, was founded by Piero De Vecchi in 1935. A sculpturer and engraver, at a young age he participated in Futurism which shared the constant research of the dynamism that he transmitted in his productions. His works were exhibited in major national and international museums: from the Milan Triennale to the Moma in New York, which granted him the Diploma of Honor for an aluminium Thermos, an aluminium “picnic service” and a candlestick in silver T8. With the T8 Piero De Vecchi completely changes the classical structure of a candlestick: a single item that unfolds into a fluid shape into space.
In 1962 his son Gabriele, succeeded his father at the running of the company “Inside the Silver”. Since then, Gabriele transferred into the interior of the silver. his skills and the research guidelines based on the reflective qualities of this material, by studying the relationship between the object and the environment, what led to the creation of that De Vecchi style which today is recognized and appreciated all around the world.
In 2010 De Vecchi is bought by the Goldsmith Vhernier who share the same love for design, highest quality, made in Italy and craftsmanship.
Today the company, together with a young team of creative talents, revisits and reinterprets with contemporary style the unique design of De Vecchi Milano 1935, giving new life to one of the most important brands of Italian design.