Located in the historic Palazzo Boccanegra, the VB workshop and showroom is in a pedestrian zone only a few steps from Assisi’s main square, the Piazza del Comune. The main sights of the city, including the splendid Basilica of St Francis, are all within a few minutes’ walk. The studio’s shop-window is eye-catching, decorated with flowers and having two thick, rough-cut slabs of Assisi’s famous pink stone as a contrasting frame to display the finely-wrought works on view.
Inside, one is drawn into the world of the artist’s imagination, realised in brilliant stones and metals of many textures, shapes and colours: a kaleidoscope of beauty. The rooms are spacious, with ancient vaulting arches more than five metres high and carefully lit showcases to display the jewels to best effect. The interior design, using Carrara marble and cherry and elm woods, creates a functional but elegant ambience.
Behind the two showrooms one can also see the workshop where Vera Bazzoffia creates and assembles her works of art.