La Galalite

Galalite

Galalite (Erinoid nel Regno Unito), parola derivata dal greco gala (latte) e lithos (pietra), è il nome commerciale di una delle prime plastiche.

Fu inventata nel 1897 e brevettata nel 1899 da Friedrich Adolph Spitteler (1846-1940) e Wilhelm Krische. È prodotta a partire dalla caseina, una proteina del latte. All’inizio del ventesimo secolo, un chimico francese, J.C. Trillat, scoprì la maniera di rendere insolubile la caseina per immersione in formaldeide.

Questo materiale rivoluzionò l’industria dei bottoni con la sua capacità di creare effetti strutturali ed imitare tutti i tipi di materiale: corno, guscio di tartaruga, avorio, legno, etc. Fu anche usata negli anni trenta per articoli di gioielleria, penne, manici d’ombrello, i tasti bianchi del pianoforte (sostituendo il molto più costoso avorio naturale), etc. La produzione mondiale di galalite raggiunse a quell’epoca le 10.000 tonnellate.

Una delle sue grandi qualità è la porosità che la rende perfetta per essere verniciata mediante immersione in bagni colorati (in forma nativa è bianco latte).
La galalite non può essere plasmata, ed è fabbricata in forma di fogli di differente spessore, bastoncini e tubi, che vengono poi lavorati a mano.Spilla Galalite

Pubblicato da Annarita Vitali

This is the story of my recovery activities of an old warehouse from which I got the old materials for my creations! In Bologna, there are people who have in their DNA preservation, and recovery; Annarita Vitali, a degree in Urban Planning with Arch.tto Cervellati, has always been active in the recovery of historical centers, pursued, working on his own, after a collaboration with the Public Artistic and the Gallery of Modern Art, a recovery, once a jewel and its creation. Everything stems from the purchase of ' former warehouse "Furlanetto". Founded in 1925, noted with all the ancient materials, and revived with the artistic creations of Annarita Vitali in 1998. The company, founded by Romeo Furlanetto in 1925, producing fashion accessories, sold internationally, and collaborated with major designers, including Valentino, Chanel and Balenciaga of which was the distributor for Italy ... just to name a few. The early death of Romeo Furlanetto, took over his wife Maria, a Calestani Casalmaggiore. Here was located, the oldest and most important production of jewelry, called 'fool's gold', as not quite valuable, since the second half of 800. Indeed, it was here that it was invented the gold-plated foil precisely plated in gold, which was a huge success worldwide. Industries that produce accessories, but not only, you consorziarono, continuing the activity until the '70s. Everything would be lost if it had not been invented in 1998 the museum of jewelry, with more than thirty thousand pieces which tells the story of the 'evolution of jewelery, which follows very quickly l 'evolution of the historical period and trends. Just in 1998, the closing down of Furlanetto Bologna, Annarita Vitali, after two years of cataloging materials, began producing unique pieces with vintage materials, precisely those purchased by the company mentioned above. In a detached primi'900 born unique thematic artifacts, all strictly made with vintage materials. This is jewelry theme, as their materials and their historic, recurring themes emerge, however, not only in the world of jewelry but present in many types of art, architecture, iconography, poetry, literature etc. Interesting anthropological analysis and social trends reveals the reasons ... for example the shells, the first ornament of man, that cyclically, but you could say seasonally emerge, heraldry, the natural themes, etc.

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