IRON AND METALS & LIGURIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP
"The fact that mankind did not die out during the period of chastity belts is mainly due to blacksmiths" (Pierre Lafargue).
A glance at the toponymy reveals how metalworking in
Liguria has ancient roots both inland and in the heart of its capital city: in Genoa's
historic centre you will find Piazza Campetto, once Piazza dei Fabbri, and Via
di Scurreria, from the term "scutoria" which indicated the shield
forger. Today, the traditional working of wrought iron and other ornamental
metals has obtained the certification of the regional brand "Artigiani In
Liguria" (Artisans in Liguria) and has been enriched with new forms and
aims that are increasingly closer to design.