The phrase “At Last” is used to convey a feeling of satisfaction or fulfillment that something long-awaited has finally occurred. It implies a sense of reaching the desired outcome after a period of effort and anticipation, giving a sense of happiness and relief.
Ciao! I'm Virginia, the founder and creative director, and this, AT LAST, is the Life Project I always wanted to create. Before, I worked almost fifteen years for some very luxurious fashion brands in Milan and London where I learned so much about design, development and production: but in time, my desire to initiate something of my own was too great and eventually, At Last Emporium was born.
Passion about craftsmanship and attention to detail, driven by a deep understanding of what it takes to create high-quality products that stand the test of time, are core values behind my brand.
Street in Venice (1882) by John Singer Sargent
For a while I went back to Venice where I grew up, and I had the opportunity to (re)discover the mesmerizing beauty that is glass making.
This incredible art isn’t something you can learn in a few weeks or months, it takes years to master. I have the highest respect for the people that mastered this work. The skills are very complex to absorb and patience is key as well as imagination.
I always loved glass, but now I am really hooked.
Equipped with a vision, I started to work with some incredible artists in Venice and Murano, developing unique pieces such as millefiori murrine and lampwork beads. Both techniques are antique and belong to the Venetian tradition and have been widely exported around the world over the centuries and still are to this date.
To me it is incredibly fascinating that glass has been in fashion for such a long time (millennia really!), and with my creations I aspire to continue the tradition further.
The look is contemporary but I like to think that these pieces would look great at any point in history. What do you think?
I am thrilled to offer you one-of-a-kind designs that are made to last. I use high quality sterling silver and gold plated or gold filled, Italian made findings because quality comes before profit.
Everyone is invited to join me on this colorful and fantastic journey that has only just begun.
Welcome to AT LAST EMPORIUM!