"We descend from the families of alchemists, engravers, saints, rebels and poets.We keep the secret of centuries of immense beauty. We were trained to use wisely the salvific power of symbols and written words. Our story is about true love and burning passion for ancient knowledge and unique handcraft. We want to breathe life into inanimate objects and let people discover the mystery and the soul healing power in our messages."
Michelangelo Brancato and Francilla Ronchi Designers and Owners of Coreterno
Conceived in Rome and born in the streets of cosmopolitan New York, Coreterno is the lifestyle brand by creative forces Francilla Ronchi and Michelangelo Brancato. Coreterno, which translated from Italian means “eternal heart”, draws inspiration from a wonderfully mysterious world of rebellious poets and engravers long gone and forgotten.
Every creation blends motivational quotes with graphic images that evoke powerful emotions designed on candles, jewelry, clothing and prints. Coreterno collections feature representations of archetypal Rock and Pop symbols, nineteenth-century portraits and illustrations, ancient books of science and art and antique 17th century engravings, all reinterpreted in a contemporary fashion twist resulting in modern vintage collectibles.
Through Coreterno collections, language becomes the medium of expression in people’s constant quest for happiness and the words and symbols depicted on each craft, open the doors to a magical universe.