Silver

Gavius

IN POMPEII:

In antiquity, silver was not only hard to acquire, but was also overshadowed by the inhuman conditions under which it was mined by slaves. It’s fair to say that silver was stained with the blood of the many people who lost their lives to mine it. However, silver was so highly sought after that the gruesome practice continued.

IN THE MODERN AGE:

Silver has never lost its appeal. Unlike gold, which is a little brasher, silver is more understated and, indeed, enigmatic. Nowadays, it is not just used to make silverware, but is also frequently employed in the textile industry (silver ions are antibacterial and inhibit odours) and in the field of medical technology (as silver coatings).

IN THE HOME:

Silver is a precious metal that no glamorous home should be without. When serving guests, nothing makes a great impression like high-quality silverware. Fine silver elements on the table or a glistening silver lamp stand add stylish touches. Glossy or glistening walls – similar to the precious metal – are an interior design trend that makes for an enthralling effect (and one that is often used in restaurants and bars). Chrome is often used in lieu of silver. Its reflections flash around the room, thus creating surprising touches.

Silver

IN POMPEII:

In antiquity, silver was not only hard to acquire, but was also overshadowed by the inhuman conditions under which it was mined by slaves. It’s fair to say that silver was stained with the blood of the many people who lost their lives to mine it. However, silver was so highly sought after that the gruesome practice continued.

IN THE MODERN AGE:

Silver has never lost its appeal. Unlike gold, which is a little brasher, silver is more understated and, indeed, enigmatic. Nowadays, it is not just used to make silverware, but is also frequently employed in the textile industry (silver ions are antibacterial and inhibit odours) and in the field of medical technology (as silver coatings).

IN THE HOME:

Silver is a precious metal that no glamorous home should be without. When serving guests, nothing makes a great impression like high-quality silverware. Fine silver elements on the table or a glistening silver lamp stand add stylish touches. Glossy or glistening walls – similar to the precious metal – are an interior design trend that makes for an enthralling effect (and one that is often used in restaurants and bars). Chrome is often used in lieu of silver. Its reflections flash around the room, thus creating surprising touches.

Our Silver

Gavius

Gavius:

This tone is devoted to Marcus Gavius Apicius, one of antiquity’s greatest gourmets and probably the author of the oldest surviving Roman cookbook. He lived near what is now Cologne, but also spent time close to Pompeii, as this was where you could catch the most delicious crabs. He fed figs to his pigs so that their livers would taste better, which is why the word for liver in Romance languages is derived from the word for fig (e.g. foie in French). This silver is reminiscent of the silver plates and drinking vessels that the Romans used to show their love of fine dining.

Our Silver

Gavius

Gavius:

This tone is devoted to Marcus Gavius Apicius, one of antiquity’s greatest gourmets and probably the author of the oldest surviving Roman cookbook. He lived near what is now Cologne, but also spent time close to Pompeii, as this was where you could catch the most delicious crabs. He fed figs to his pigs so that their livers would taste better, which is why the word for liver in Romance languages is derived from the word for fig (e.g. foie in French). This silver is reminiscent of the silver plates and drinking vessels that the Romans used to show their love of fine dining.

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Colours of Pompeii is a brand of premium wall paints. The range is inspired by the colours that one would once have seen on a stroll through Pompeii. Each colour is timeless and modern – and can be combined in a variety of ways.