24kt leaf: from restoration to beauty

Over the centuries 24kt gold leaf has been used in manifold applications. Some, like the production of golden frames, fine books, luxurious furnishings or the decoration of buildings and monuments have entered the artisan and artistic traditions of numerous civilisations. Highlights of its widespread nature and variety of uses include the gold sarcophagi of Ancient […]

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Gold leaves to get us thinking: the art of Kintsugi

Turning mistakes into opportunities: this is the meaning of Kintsugi (literally ‘kin’ =  gold and ‘tsugi’ = reunion), an ancient Japanese art which uses gold and silver leaf and powder to join up fragments of broken pottery. Born in the 15th century, this simple, ingenious and incredibly poetic technique is based on the idea that […]

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