After millennia of chemical procedures tried and tested, the formula is now universally accepted: when natural inspiration and historical patrimony are invoked by the skilled hands of a master artisan, therein will something beautiful arise. Such is the magic of master artisan Paolo Penko, goldsmith and sculptor - an alchemist of the modern age.
Tucked away in one of Florence's notoriously meandering alleys, Paolo's workshop is located just a few steps from the iconic "Duomo." It is the place where he prefers to capture nature's beauty into golden masterpieces adorned with precious stones, creating treasures whose value goes beyond what their price might imply.
Born in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Paolo can't help but draw upon the wealth of inspiration that has surrounded him since he was a boy. Brunelleschi, Botticelli and Donatello are only a few of the many prolific contributors to the concepts behind his designs. Shaped by ancient goldsmithing secrets that have gradually been compiled by Paolo as the fruit of his lifelong research, these handworked pieces, while contemporary, still manage to transcend time. To commission a project with Paolo is to initiate an entire experience, including a personal consultation in which your own ideas and inspiration are fused into the rich Renaissance context that distinguishes some of the world's greatest masterpieces.