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HISTORY OF ACTIVITY
This is the story of my recovery activity of an old warehouse from which I made the vintage materials for my creations!
"In Bologna there are people who have conservation and recovery in their DNA;
Annarita Vitali, a graduate in Urban Planning with the Architect Cervellati, who has always been active in the recovery of historic centers,
he has pursued, working on his own, after a collaboration with the artistic manifestation body and the gallery of modern art, of recovery, aimed at the jewel and its creation.
Everything comes from the purchase of the ancient "Furlanetto" warehouse.
Founded in 1925, taken with all the ancient materials, and revived with the artistic creations of Annarita Vitali in 1998.
The company, founded by Romeo Furlanetto in 1925, produced fashion accessories, sold internationally, and collaborated with leading designers, including Valentino, Chanel and Balenciaga, of whom he was the distributor for Italy ... to name a few.
On the early death of Romeo Furlanetto, his wife Maria, a Calestani from Casalmaggiore, took over.
Here was the seat, the oldest and most important production of jewels, called "crazy gold", as they are not entirely precious, starting from the second half of the 19th century.
It was in fact here that the gold plated was invented, a foil precisely plated in gold, which had enormous success all over the world.
The industries that produced accessories, but not only, joined together, continuing the activity until the 1970s.
Everything would have been lost if the bijoux museum had not been conceived in 1998, which tells the story of the evolution of bijoux with over thirty thousand pieces, which it follows very quickly
the evolution of the historical period and the related trends.
Precisely in 1998, at the closure of the Furlanetto company in Bologna, Annarita Vitali, after two years of cataloging the materials, started to produce unique pieces with period materials, precisely those purchased by the aforementioned company.
In an early 1900's house, unique thematic artifacts are created, all rigorously made with period materials.
These are thematic jewels, as their materials and their historicization, recurring themes emerge, not only in the world of jewelery but also in many artistic types, architecture, iconography, poetry, literature, etc.
The anthropological and social analysis that reveals the reasons for the trends is interesting ... for example shells, the first ornament of man, which cyclically, but one could say seasonally emerge, heraldry, naturalistic themes, etc. "
Annarita Vitali Born in Bologna on 17/02/51. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at DAMS where he graduated in History of Art in 1974 with a thesis on urban planning with Prof. Cervellati, perhaps the only architect in the world who brilliantly placed the preservation of urban heritage and its redevelopment before disharmonic expansion or worse if possible to the demolition of the urban landscape.
"The preservation and evocation of the past, the history of what was, especially in the small traces of human life, always exert a profound attraction over her". After a collaboration with the Modern Art gallery on the occasion of his opening where he collaborated on biographies of painters such as Pizzirani, Fiori, and the Saetti exhibition and a previous collaboration with the Ente Manifestazioni Artistiche, he began a fortuitous activity in the field of bijoux that soon it becomes a real small company with internal and external employees.