For third-generation silversmith Mr. Pampaloni, a passion for design long runs in the family. His impressive silver brand, which now calls Harding Avenue home after a previous stint on Lincoln Road, is known for its eye-catching collections. Pampaloni's one-of-a-kind hand-crafted pieces make the perfect gift for the holiday season, and with a 30 percent offer on sterling silver, 50 percent off purses and 50 percent off all leather-plated goods in December, it needs to be on your radar.
A quick tour of the store’s interior from manager and Surfside resident Marianne provides some keen insight into the unique Pampaloni aesthetic. All the pieces are produced at the original factory in Florence, Italy, which dates back to 1902. One of the first displays on the left wall includes many Judaica items such as Kiddish cups and menorahs. Although not of the Jewish faith himself, it has always been close to Mr. Pampaloni’s heart and served as inspiration for some of his finest work.
Move along the carefully-organized displays and you’ll notice stunningly-accented pieces and accessories of all types—candelabrums, cups, picture frames—each one of them carefully hand crafted. One of the most unique collections is the Bichierografia line of glasses and vases. Evoking both symbols and shapes with a whimsical, picturesque flair, the result is a completely original set inspired by 17th Century Roman painter Giovanni Maggi and his appreciation for challenging conventions.
As you'd expect from a silversmith of top caliber, the dinnerware options are second to none. From multiple flatware styles to the decorated plates, water pitchers and serving trays, the refined aesthetic of each would surely infuse any space with bellisimo Italian elegance
And make note—things may not always seem as they appear—Pampaloni products are ingeniously designed, often serving dual functions. Take a gorgeous set of silver floor-size chess pieces, for example, remove the top and they turn into candelabrums!
This playful, unconventional design approach extends to fashion accessories like the must-see purses which incorporate unique pieces such as forks and tray handles. iPad covers, clutch purses, earrings and cufflinks are also available. Pamopaloni carries a number of accessible items that are perfect for any gift occasion. Card holders, picture frames, clocks and more, you’ll find options for every price point. Not everything is silver at Pampaloni though, continue moving through the display cases to come across additional options such as Gio Ponti designed ceramic pieces and the lovely contrast of the gold leaf line.
Remember, this holiday season, whether you’re shopping for something big or small, be sure to #supportlocal and stop by Pampaloni Silver at 9513 Harding Avenue to check out their beautiful collections and big December sale.
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. By appointment on weekends, call 917-693-1312 to schedule.