"The artisanal pleasure of making something that one can also learn
from. The desire to have a dense and meaningful relationship with one's actions
by shaping artefacts. A desire for knowledge through practice' this is the
professional vision behind the creations of Emanuela Burlando (Ogi Gioielli
Contemporary). The result is elegant and refined trinkets that arise from
emotions and sensations to which the environment, the historic centre of Genoa,
is no stranger.
Available on the e-commerce platform are six pendants with an exquisite and
at the same time essential design, handcrafted in all their parts from the
casting of the metal, to the construction of the pendant up to the engraving
done by burin and the hand-painted enamelling, in 925 silver and cold enamel.
Emanuela Burlando's workshop is located in Vico del Fieno, one of the
carruggi that today descend from the Carlo Felice Theatre towards Via Luccoli.
It was the place in the city where in the 13th century hay was sorted for the
stables and an ancient market was held. On the corner with Piazza Soziglia you will find the beautiful 17th-century
aedicule of the Madonna della Misericordia built when the Serenissima Republic
of Genoa devised the stratagem of naming the Madonna queen of the city to
definitively sanction the sovereignty of the Republic against the claims of
Spain and France.
Industriousness, artisans' workshops and aristocratic dwellings (including
a UNESCO-listed Palazzo dei Rolli), have characterised the area for centuries,
but it would not be 'Centro Storico Genovese' if to 'market' and 'religiosity'
one could not also add the word 'sin', because in Vico Fieno until the 1950s
there was a discreet and elegant dating house before the Merlin law banned them