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Attilio Codognato is the current owner and fourth-generation heir of Casa Codognato, a world renowned jewelry boutique located near Piazza San Marco in Venice. Casa Codognato was founded in 1866 by Attilio’s great-grandfather, Simeone Codognato, and the family tradition of exquisite jewelry continues, also today, with Attilio’s work. Always evocative, his aesthetics reminds at “memento mori”. The shop features brooches, antique cameos, serpentine rings previously worn by such well-known members of the world of style as Coco Chanel, Diana Vreeland, Elton John, Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Kidman.
People traverse the world to reach Casa Codognato, Attilio says, because “the Codognato style is a common reflection on death, and thus on life. […] a message that celebrates the image of life.”
[via grey magazine]
Memento Mori is an exclusive watch design by Fiona Krüger. Fiona is a recent graduate of ECAL/university of Arts and Design Lausanne and this is her thesis project:
“Memento Mori reinterprets the theme of mortality in horlogery, drawing inspiration from the 17th century skull watch of Mary Queen of Scotts, Mexican Dia de Los Muertos decoration and beautifully decorated skeleton movements found in today’s luxury watches.
This contemporary time piece highlights the value of watchmaking by drawing our attention to the watch movement. The pieces of the movement make up the form of a skull. Each piece is decorated and assembled by hand resulting in a unique timepiece rich in tradition, know how and symbolism.”