Milanese producer Eligo commissioned a collection of lively, ornate centerpieces from the artisans of Franchini, who found a new life for vintage 19th-century ceramic molds. This project hearkens back to the days of the Venetian republic, when spectacular objets d’art adorned lavish banquet tables.
Since 1784, the Franchini manufactory has sat at the foot of the Euganean Hills in Veneto, where abundant, high-quality clay is sourced for their ceramics. While a canal once powered the machinery, today the workshop has modern comforts; yet the production methods—the molding, modeling, firing, and glazing—all observe traditional methods.
Working to preserve traditional craftsmanship and skills, Eligo source, commission, and distribute high-quality Italian artisanal works to an international audience.
The Oval Basket with Oranges, fashioned from the original ceramic moulds created of the workshop of Girolamo Franchini in Este, opened in 1784, is fully customizable with a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and baskets.