The symbol of the oak
Looking for a symbol that could synthesize the qualities that we have been committed to pursuing over the years, we thought of the oak, a plant that represents openess, constancy and growth.
In the Latin language the word “robur” means both strength and oak. The origins of these majestic plants are very ancient: it was one of the first symbols elaborated by the human mind. For its strong and majestic appearance and for the strength and durability of wood, since ancient times, in fact, has represented the symbol of strength, endurance, perseverance, loyalty, heroic virtue. A wreath of oak leaves with acorns (civic crown) was given to the Roman soldier who had saved the life of a companion in battle and with the same crown adorned the “viri” (“real” men) who had distinguished themselves for special civil virtues.
It has vitally fostered the economic, geographical and cultural evolution of humanity: it will represent for a couple of millennia the main energy source and raw material indispensable for every construction, including the resistant vessels that circumnavigated the globe. The oaks are flexible, they adapt, they convert, they combine, they mix the DNA, they hybridize. An ability to change, to adapt that explains the variability of the species and their diffusion in the most different climates.