SAN LORENZO

SAN LORENZO
San Lorenzo was founded in Milan in 1970 with the purpose of renewing the expressive language of silver based on the principles of design. It gave new life to the history of manufacturing silver by blending traditional silversmith skills with technology to introduce a new approach to silver: that of architects/designers who create objects in silver, putting the nature of the material first while evoking formal norms. San Lorenzo is a pioneer in insights and the way in which these are revealed: precise, structural, design-oriented decisions. The dual concept of silver/design is obvious, demonstrating the value of using this material beyond its typical uses, including in cooking utensils. A corporate culture based on design. The combination of technique, form, and function. A series of logical steps with which form is determined. The rejection of stylistic clichés. Research, knowledge of tradition, and careful preparation of prototypes, including designs that are not given a tangible form. All of these are aspects of the great adventure that allows for the creation of objects that are fit to represent our era. "San Lorenzo is a pioneer in insights and the ways in which these are revealed: precise, structural, design-oriented decisions."   In fruitful collaborations with the manufacturer, the designer - based on aesthetic ideals - is both an interpreter of the “sign of the times” and a protagonist of this change. It weighs issues and suggests possible solutions based on public demand, then conditions the creators and is in turn conditioned in a constructively dialectical relationship. Since the early 1990s, San Lorenzo alone has been producing objects for practical use in pure silver (999). A wide range of San Lorenzo products is a permanent part of collections in the most important of European and American museums.

SAN LORENZO

SAN LORENZO

San Lorenzo was founded in Milan in 1970 with the purpose of renewing the expressive language of silver based on the principles of design. It gave new life to the history of manufacturing silver by blending traditional silversmith skills with technology to introduce a new approach to silver: that of architects/designers who create objects in silver, putting the nature of the material first while evoking formal norms.
San Lorenzo is a pioneer in insights and the way in which these are revealed: precise, structural, design-oriented decisions. The dual concept of silver/design is obvious, demonstrating the value of using this material beyond its typical uses, including in cooking utensils.
A corporate culture based on design. The combination of technique, form, and function. A series of logical steps with which form is determined. The rejection of stylistic clichés. Research, knowledge of tradition, and careful preparation of prototypes, including designs that are not given a tangible form. All of these are aspects of the great adventure that allows for the creation of objects that are fit to represent our era.

"San Lorenzo is a pioneer in insights and the ways in which these are revealed: precise, structural, design-oriented decisions."

 


In fruitful collaborations with the manufacturer, the designer - based on aesthetic ideals - is both an interpreter of the “sign of the times” and a protagonist of this change. It weighs issues and suggests possible solutions based on public demand, then conditions the creators and is in turn conditioned in a constructively dialectical relationship.
Since the early 1990s, San Lorenzo alone has been producing objects for practical use in pure silver (999). A wide range of San Lorenzo products is a permanent part of collections in the most important of European and American museums.