Metal

Metal Craftsmen

Rino Greggio Argenterie
At the age of 14, Rino Greggio started his apprenticeship in a silversmith’s workshop in Padua, where he learned all the secrets of this ancient craft, making it his life’s objective. After the war, he used the 21 Lire (former Italian currency) earned from selling his bicycle to buy his first kilogram of silver. Rino Greggio Argentierie was established in 1948 in a small 4x4 m room. Today, it has turned into a major Group, reference point for the whole silver industry.

Danese Milano
Since its foundation in the fifties Danese Milano has been a company that gives value to space. The spirit of the time and the centrality of the human being are reflected in the importance that the company assigns to the choice of authors it involves. The quality of the materials it applies and the synthesis of forms achieved so far transcend seasonality. The story of Danese Milano is a narration of material culture, suggested functions, discreet pedagogies and practical beauty.

De Castelli
Drawing from the metalworking tradition deeply rooted in the local territory, De Castelli bases its industrial processes on craftsman quality and mindset, leading to unexpected and special results. When industry meets design, materials are explored to find new possibilities and solutions, revealing themselves (even the most hidden ones) in a collection of serial yet unique products. All this is made possible not only by unique manual skills but also by De Castelli’s unique culture, focused on both aesthetic and functional value of the metals used to shape living spaces.

Officine Tamborrino
The brand aims at expressing the aesthetic values inspired by the same simplicity and linearity that characterized the Italian design of the Fifties. Constant research on materials is a key feature for Officine Tamborrino, as it specifically focuses itself on steel applications for interior design by expressing its values in terms of durability, stability and lightness at the same time. This project derives from Tamborrino’s family know-how in working steel, as they founded Scaffsystem company in Ostuni for the design and production of warehousing solutions and industrial metal structures.

Zoon table (Cutlery)

©Lenny Pellico

The Zoon Etruscan table setting draws inspiration from Etruscan artifacts and consists of white porcelain stoneware plates, blue extra clear sandblasted crystal glasses and jugs, and brass cutlery. Various animals inspired by Etruscan paintings decorate the bottom of the plates. The glasses and jugs stand out for their essential design – based on the simplicity of a cylinder – and neutral colors. The cutlery recalls Etruscan artifacts and features thin handles.

Collection Building Objects
Material Platinum finish brass
Inspiration Impasto and bucchero pottery collection at the Nuovo Museo dell’Arte, Fondazione Luigi Rovati – Milano
Production Rino Greggio Argenterie
Year 2019
Photo Lenny Pellico, Giovanni De Sandre
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Inspiration: Impasto and bucchero pottery collection at the Nuovo Museo dell’Arte, Fondazione Luigi Rovati – Milan

  • Sketch by MCA

  • ©Lenny Pellico

  • ©Lenny Pellico

  • ©Lenny Pellico

  • ©Lenny Pellico

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

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Tirana Coffee and Tea

©Luciano Cipullo

Tirana Coffee and Tea takes its inspiration from the Ekspozita Building to be built in the centre of Tirana, Albania. The unusual shape of the building generates a new green area that embraces public space. The geometric composition of Tirana Coffee and Tea recalls the skyline of the building and its particular texture engraved on the surface. The set consists of five elements composed within a tray that contains them. The set is made of brass with a platinum finish and solid beechwood handles, while the tray is in steel.

Collection Building Objects
Material Brass with a platinum finish
Inspiration Ekspozita Building, Tirana
Production Rino Greggio Argenterie
Year 2022
Photo Francesco Paolucci, Luciano Cipullo, Greggio Argenterie, Giovanni De Sandre
Visual Giovanni Checchia
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Visual di Giovanni Checchia

  • Sketch by MCA

  • ©Greggio Argenterie

  • ©Francesco Paolucci

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

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KNK

©Giovanni Gastel

The brass KNK centerpiece draws inspiration from the Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library that rises near Lake Volta, in Ghana. This library is intended to be a knowledge hub and will serve as a catalyst for society and a driving force for social innovation. The three-level centerpiece is made of polished brass and recalls the external architecture of the building. For every level, the arched strips are welded one by one to the round base and then polished, creating a precious centerpiece.

Collection Building Objects
Material Polished brass
Inspiration Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library, Ghana
Production Rino Greggio Argenterie
Year 2019
Photo Giovanni Gastel, Francesco Paolucci, Giovanni De Sandre, Fabrizio Cicconi
Visual Engram Studio
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Inspiration: Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library, Ghana – Visual by Engram Studio

  • Sketch by MCA

  • ©Francesco Paolucci

  • ©Francesco Paolucci

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Fabrizio Cicconi

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

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APAX

©Giovanni Gastel

A centrepiece in polished brass, inspired by the House for Peace in Scanzano Jonico, Matera, a project donated to the Foundation City of Peace for children, established by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams in Basilicata.
The Apax centrepiece comes from a single sheet folded in the origami technique to create the shape of a butterfly.

Collection Building Objects
Material Polished brass with transparent finish
Inspiration Home for Peace, Matera
Production Danese
Year 2021
Photo Giovanni Gastel, Fabrizio Cicconi, Federico Villa, Giovanni De Sandre, Giulia Cucinella
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Inspiration: Home for Peace, Matera

  • Sketch by MCA

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Fabrizio Cicconi

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Giulia Cucinella

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OAS

©Giovanni Gastel

The OAS centerpiece recalls One Airport Square, the mixed-use building located in the commercial area of Airport City in Accra, Ghana. The iron centerpiece features the same angular shapes that wrap the building, creating a game of solid and void between the various components. The DeMarea iron finish is made with multiple manual oxidations that create a “watercolor” effect recalling breaking waves.

Collection Building Objects
Material DeMarea iron
Inspiration One Airport Square, Accra
Production De Castelli
Year 2019
Photo Giovanni Gastel, Giulia Cucinella, Giovanni De Sandre, Fabrizio Cicconi, Fernando Guerra
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Inspiration: One Airport Square, Accra – ©Fernando Guerra

  • Sketch by MCA

  • ©Giulia Cucinella

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Fabrizio Cicconi

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PIEVE

©Giovanni Gastel

The burnished iron Pieve centerpiece draws inspiration from the House of Music of Pieve di Cento, whose architectural language is deeply rooted in the town’s musical tradition. The overlapping elliptical shapes that recall the building’s roof are the most iconic element of this centerpiece. The handcrafted finish was specifically created for indoor use and consists of various stages: oxidation, brushing (to create the “scratched” effect) and transparent coating.

Collection Building Objects
Material Burnished iron
Inspiration House of Music, Pieve di Cento
Production De Castelli
Year 2019
Photo Giovanni Gastel, Moreno Maggi, Giulia Cucinella, Giovanni De Sandre
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Inspiration: House of Music, Pieve di Cento – ©Moreno Maggi

  • Sketch by MCA

  • ©Giulia Cucinella

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

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Collezione Nuvola

©Gianluca Laneve

The “Nuvola” collection was born in 2022 out of the collaboration between Mario Cucinella and Officine Tamborrino. It draws inspiration from the iconic shape of clouds. “Nuvola” consists of a dining table, a console table, a coffee table, a shelf system, a mirror, and a chandelier. The mirrors are unique pieces, as they are made entirely from sheet metal derived from production waste, thus following the principles of sustainability and recycling. The contrast between the hardness of the steel and the lightness of the rounded shapes makes it visually striking, light and sinuous, and adaptable to any living.

Collection Design for industry
Material Steel
Production Officine Tamborrino
Year 2022
Photo Gianluca Laneve, Giovanni De Sandre
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Sketch by MCA

  • ©Gianluca Laneve

  • ©Gianluca Laneve

  • ©Gianluca Laneve

  • ©Gianluca Laneve

  • ©Gianluca Laneve

  • ©Gianluca Laneve

  • ©Gianluca Laneve

  • ©Gianluca Laneve

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Gianluca Laneve

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