From the Heart to the Hands: Dolce&Gabbana

17 May 2024

Barovier&Toso lights up the halls of Palazzo Reale in Milan for the Dolce&Gabbana Exhibition “From the Heart to the Hands: Dolce&Gabbana”


Until July 31 at Palazzo Reale in Milan, visitors can explore the exhibition “From the Heart to the Hands: Dolce&Gabbana,” a journey that illustrates the creative process behind the works and ideas of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The exhibition, curated by Florence Müller, promoted by the Municipality of Milan’s Culture Department, and produced by Palazzo Reale and IMG, hosts the unique creations from the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria and Alta Gioielleria Collections.

Barovier&Toso has been chosen by Dolce&Gabbana as the partner for lighting the halls of Palazzo Reale, an invitation that seals a long and fruitful collaboration between the two brands, both masters of excellence in Made in Italy craftsmanship. Among their most recent significant collaborations was the presentation of the Dolce&Gabbana Casa collection in Venice in 2021, for which Barovier&Toso created a series of special installations.

For “From the Heart to the Hands: Dolce&Gabbana”, Barovier&Toso has lent 17 pieces, including chandeliers and suspensions, installed inside the halls of Palazzo Reale. The selection primarily features the company’s iconic products from Murano, known for their strong decorative character and distinguished by exquisite gold details that echo the selection of dresses on display.

Among the most spectacular chandeliers featured are the 4607, impressive in its magnificence and characterized by multicolored glass paste flowers, and the Agadir chandelier, inspired by the eponymous city on Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast with its rich spiral workmanship.


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The Venezia 1295 chandelier, finished in crystal and gold, bears witness to Barovier&Toso’s centuries-old tradition. It is part of a collection of chandeliers characterized by a recurring element, the “rostrato,” an invention from the last century by Ercole Barovier, originating from the artisanal techniques of his ancestors.

The iconic Taif chandelier is also on display in a 12-light and half-chandelier version, a 1980 design by Angelo Barovier to light up the Saudi king’s residence in Taif, from which it takes its name. Additionally, six gold-colored Robin suspensions were chosen to light the exhibition area dedicated to the tailoring workshop.

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Thanks to a centuries-old tradition in the art of hand-blown glass, Barovier&Toso thus participates in the celebration of craftsmanship and the handmade that distinguishes the work of Dolce&Gabbana.

A perfect meeting of different forms of creativity and artisanal savoir-faire where fashion objects and creations are elevated to works of art.