Milanese producer Segno Italiano commissioned a collection of lively, ornate centerpieces from the artisans of Franchini, who found a new life for the vintage 19th century molds used in production. This project hearkens back to the days of the Venetian republic, when spectacular objets d’art adorned lavish banquet tables.
Since 1784, the Franchini manufactory has sat at the foot of the Euganean Hills in Veneto, where abundant, high quality clay is sourced for their ceramics. While a canal once powered the machinery, today the workshop has modern comforts; yet the production methods—the molding, modeling, firing, and glazing—all observe traditional methods.
Working to preserve traditional craftsmanship and skills, Segno Italiano source, commission, and distribute high-quality Italian artisanal works to an international audience.
Pyramid with white mixed fruits, fashioned from the original ceramic moulds created of the workshop of Girolamo Franchini in Este, opened in 1784, is fully customizable with a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and baskets.
The Trionfi are the most ancient and traditional expressions of the Este Ceramics collection: fruits and vegetables, fully recreated by hand following the original proportions, are decorative objects either alone or together.