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Characterised by a large window overlooking the picturesque Via del Fornello, the boutique was designed by the Italian architect Mirko Pancaldi.

Antonini, Isola Bella Lago Maggiore Antonini jewels, made exclusively in Italy, reflect a powerful bond with the city of Milan and its jewellerymaking traditions. They boast top-quality craftsmanship and powerful design contents, the attributes that have helped make Italian products widely appreciated around the world. Founded in 1919, the jewellery brand has now opened an impressive new flagship store at the marvellous Isola Bella on Lago Maggiore in Italy. Characterised by a large window overlooking the picturesque Via del Fornello, the boutique was designed by the Italian architect Mirko Pancaldi. The concept was designed to develop that of the Moscow flagship, which aims to enhance the company’s centennial heritage. The design also hallmarks the exploration and exclusivity that distinguish the brand, which is headed by creative director Sergio Antonini. Every design element emphasises the link with tradition, from the reproduction of a full wall of an eighteenth-century image by Marcantonio del Re

depicting the Isola Bella, to the furniture and display cases in natural iron with brass details made by Italian craftsmen. The sales display is inspired by the sculptural volumes of Richard Serra, referring to the artistic research of Antonini jewels. A fascinating place that offers a surprising mix of history, art and nature, Isola Bella was born as a small fishing village. Recently the picturesque area carried out a meticulous architectural restoration and enhancement, thus was born Via del Fornello. It became home to a number of small boutiques selling sophisticated products from clothing to gourmet gastronomy, giving visitors an exceptional experience. The Antonini jewellery brand is the perfect addition to the area, trading unique diamonds and superb gemstones and recognised as a ‘must have’ of the sophisticated Italian aristocracy. www.antonini.it

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Profile for Durrah Luxury

Durrah issue 29  

Luxury lifestyle quarterly publication for the Middle Eastern market

Durrah issue 29  

Luxury lifestyle quarterly publication for the Middle Eastern market