Buccellati Unveils Unique Exhibition During 60th Venice Biennale

Emma Hodgson   |   23-04-2024

As part of the Venice Biennale celebrations this month, Buccellati has unveiled a new exhibition called  ‘The Prince of Goldsmiths, Rediscovering the Classics’. 

The new exhibit will run until the 18th of June on Venice’s Giudecca Island and features a large display of curated jewellery and silverware by Alba Cappellieri. 

The name for the new show is inspired by a phrase coined by one of Italy’s best-loved writers. 

The Prince of Goldsmiths’ is how Gabriele d’Annunzio, one of the most influential Italian writers and poets of the 20th century, described Mario Buccellati in 1936.

From its birth in 1919 to the present day, Buccellati products have distinguished themselves for their ability to unite the dimensions of time – past, present and future – in creations that interpret the best traditional goldsmithing techniques with an elegance that is always contemporary. Buccellati, today as yesterday, rediscovers the value of the ‘classic’, understood as a taste capable of transcending temporal boundaries, conquering eternity through beauty and skill.

 The theme of the exhibition is dedicated to the rediscovery of the classics, considering as ‘classics’ those objects which are capable, in every moment, of transmitting universal feelings of closeness, astonishment, wonder and passion. In this sense, Buccellati lives tradition as a pulsating matter, imbued with the passion that man has infused into his artefacts over time.

“The classics offer the pleasure of rediscovery, evoking timeless worlds of elegance, art and nature. Reinterpreting them means reinterpreting millennial traditions and forms with an always up-to-date look,” said Andrea Buccellati, Creative Director and Honorary President of the Maison. “This is the aim of the exhibition, which is an even more precious moment to us, as it is hosted in Venice. The classics are a bridge thrown between past and future, evidence of an original style to be perpetuated in the times to come”.