Argenesi means “genesis of silver” and is the new way of experiencing silver!
Argenesi stems from the desire to combine an ancient passion for “that lunar material capable of reflecting the light” with the reliability and speed that modern production can offer today. Thanks to the innovative SilvanSputteringAg technology, we create objects made of glass, crystal, ceramic, porcelain and other materials enhanced by permanent molecular plating with 999 pure silver. We offer products ranging from party favours to wedding gifts, from company awards to home furnishings: exclusive and absolutely original creations to make your most important moments even more special.
We believe in ethics and excellence.
Thanks to the exclusive SilvanSputteringAg technology, we design and make our products with complete respect for the environment. This process, besides being “cleaner” than every other plating technique, in that it generates no waste at any time during the procedure, which is therefore defined as “zero emission”, allows the creation of new and innovative products, characterised by the unmistakable style “Made in Italy“.
Profound respect for tradition, meticulous attention to the quality of products and materials and a watchful eye on new trends are the “ingredients” that allow us to be always in the front line in efficiently satisfying the needs and desires of our customers.
We try to innovate constantly and give space to youthful new ideas, creating functional objects characterised by fine design.
Our aim is to offer a high quality product, the main characteristics of which are exclusive design, shiny surfaces unaltered by time and the perfect alchemy in the combination of materials used.
Thanks to the valuable know-how acquired over the years in the use of SilvanSputteringAg technology, applied for the first time in the silverware sector in 2007 by Argenesi, we see ourselves as a reference brand, capable of interpreting and anticipating the evolution of trends and lifestyles.
With the same passion with which Antonio Bassan, founder of Silvan S.r.l. - Argenesi, forged the first products in 1962, but with the technology, creativity and experimentation that now characterise the new organisation, our team of craftsmen and designers develops and makes Argenesi branded products, enhanced with 999 silver plating.
Argenesi EMOTICONS is the new Argenesi challenge for 2016: a collection of bracelets and charms that you can personalise, which display the wearer’s emotions. From January, in the finest jewellery stores.
Research into new trends and different methods of use brings us Argenesi E' CASA, the new range of products made of coloured glass, silver-free and therefore suitable for contact with food. Argenesi’s tireless creativity also approaches the world of fashion accessories: in September, during HOMI Milano - Sept. 2015, the world preview of the new Argenesi BAG collection of pure silver and real leather bags was presented.
The production of 999 silver plated party favours and gift items was joined by copper bowls, vases and table centres, Argenesi COPPER, which, thanks to the particular pink colour, is ideal for decorative uses. In September of the same year, the Argenesi SOUND collection was expanded: the generation 2.0 of wireless amplifiers is called Argenesi SOUND TOUCH and is suitable for use with every type of smartphone, working thanks to magnetic induction.
At HOMI Milano - Sept. 2013, a new product was presented for the very first time: Argenesi SOUND, an original collection of wireless music amplifiers enhaced with 999 silver and 24 carat gold. The first version was conceived exclusively for iPhone.
From deep respect for tradition, but with an eye always trained on the future, comes a new brand: Argenesi, which means “genesis of silver”. This was the start of a new phase in which the management of the company passed into the hands of Antonio’s sons, Simone and Michele Bassan.
The Bassan Argenti brand was born and used by Silvan S.r.l. for the retail sale of its silverware.
Step by step, the company expanded and the development process led to a change in its core business: Silvan S.r.l. was consolidated as a reference brand on the Italian market for the production and wholesale of silver gift items.
Antonio Bassan went from being a self-employed craftsman to a company. Silvan S.r.l. was born, a company named after Antonio’s wife Silvana. The new company made brass and, subsequently, silver-plated gift items, marketed wholesale.
It was the 30th of June 1962 and the Ministry of Employment and Social Security issued Antonio Bassan official certification as an Apprentice Silversmith. It all started here. From a young man’s burning passion for “that lunar metal, capable of reflecting the light”.