Just a few kilometres from Pompeii (and not very easy to find) there is a place where nature stands still. It is the remarkable Emblema factory, a modern art studio where Peppe and Francesco Emblema transform objects into art. They work in lava, bronze, brass and gold converting leaves, bark and tree branches into amazing designer objects.
A pine bark and a lotus flower are turned into doorknobs, a prickly pear branch becomes a necklace or a bracelet, maple leaves become a tray, olive leaves become earrings and seeds become rings.
Nothing is wasted or thrown away, nature simply comes back in a new form. Natural elements are used as molds so that each piece created is one in a million as the plant kingdom is extraordinarily unique.
The aim of Francesco and Peppe is to make it possible for these jewels to be worn and to customize a simple cupboard, a wardrobe door or a vase holder thus giving daily use to these extraordinary creations.
Peppe and Francesco are the sons of Salvatore Emblema , an artist very well known and appreciated in America and in Japan, and they have inherited from their father the sensitivity for nature and their fatal attraction for Vesuvian landscapes made by lava, light and heat.
Pompeii and Vesuvio, both Unesco Heritage sites, will never stop surprising me. They gave me a trip between past and future. Thanks to the Emblema brothers and viva the Bella Italia!
If your wish Amalfi sighseeing to Emblema factory during your next holiday in Amalfi please contact me in advance, and we will also have copies of their lovely booklet for sale in the hotel, please ask .
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