Ivan Endrizzi has been a passionate collector of enamel signs and exclusive vintage objects in his own right for many years. He is continually on the move in the international scene with a view to tracking down superlative pieces. The expert rejects most offers. However, if an object has a certain special appeal, Ivan Endrizzi experiences an overwhelming sense of contentment. From time to time, he has to indulge in some authentic detective work. Some promotional signs are hand painted, more than one hundred years old and they have come to the showrooms of the Collezione Endrizzi in South Tyrol by circuitous routes. Most of the enamel signs bear a signature and their date of production. But what became of the bar where the advertising sign for a famous liqueur was once displayed? Why did the object disappear for several decades? Each nostalgic artefact gradually reveals its unique history. And the old, flaky paintwork conceals many other stories – sad, happy, exciting and mysterious tales.
Daniele Cataldo is an afficionado of the sector who put together his own collection in collaboration with Ivan Endrizzi. The seasoned expert in creativity and styling encouraged Ivan Endrizzi to transform his passion into a profession.
“Daniele is my collaboration partner and he has a well-trained eye for identifying which nostalgic objects create an effect within a space. His selection has significantly upscaled the value of the Collezione Endrizzi and he looks after his own line within the portfolio.”
Together, the two collectors have a network of stellar quality and huge quantity that is unrivalled in the global market. When a new artefact is discovered, they always get an exclusive first refusal.
Nobody knows which objects will become part of the Collezione Endrizzi tomorrow. The collection is like an open book with a collection of blank pages waiting to be filled. However, one thing is certain. Ivan Endrizzi is going to discover many more objects whose unique stories and outstanding beauty will still be captivating in the contemporary era of today.