With the holiday season approaching, we return to the question of why we love to give and receive gifts. Giving items all the time, regardless of their quality and durability?
Over so many years of activity, both as a company and as the Renzetti family, we have carried on and handed down together a technique and shared a passion. The four generations that have worked on the same guilloché machines are joined at the hip by the experience of those gestures, precise and always the same, even though the world around those concentric circles has changed a great deal since 1909.
It’s great to see how the revival of interest in well-made, durable things is leading consumers to investigate the various fields of manufacturing and craftsmanship.
You may have noticed that for a few years now, the minimalist and all-white vein in interior design has been dying out, while people are returning to appreciate and desire furnishing accessories with a retro flavor, warmer colors and “softer” surfaces.
Easy to imagine but difficult to achieve, the Millerighe – Thousand stripes- is an essential pattern, which gives surfaces a precious feel without detracting from them, on the contrary enhancing the purity of the object’s design.
As the first “find” in the Renzetti 1909 Archives, we have chosen to show you a lipstick holder from the early 1900s. Definitely a “smart object”: similar to fountain pens – which we particularly love – it can be used indefinitely by simply replacing the lipstick crayon.
We decided to show you through our Instagram page some special objects from the Renzetti 1909 Milano archive. Our attention was captured by objects that were once in common use – now “forgotten” – that offer many insights into aspects of our everyday life. We stopped to look at their details, not only in aesthetic terms, but also in terms of functionality, innovation and sustainability.
This unpredictable and incredible year and a half has allowed many people time to look inside their closets and old boxes. What we found got us thinking about our relationship with objects and how it has radically changed over the 100+ year history of our business.
After almost a year spent with only the company of our antique machinery, we are very eager to let anyone interested in design know more about guilloché and to share new projects in progress.