GIULIO GIANNINI

Giulio Giannini e Figlio
Established in 1856, the Giulio Giannini e Figlio Art Studio boasts quality artistic craftsmanship, by now a centuries-old tradition passed down from father to son for six generations. Guido Jr Giannini and Maria Giannini today continue the activity of the old Studio, having given great impetus to the production of so-called “marbled” handmade paper, which is used to cover objects that have always been characteristic of Giannini production. The leather and paper processing techniques are, still today, those used in ancient times and the materials used are always chosen from those of the highest quality.

Giulio Giannini e Figlio
P.zza Pitti, 37/R
50125, Firenze
Tel. +39 055 212621
www.giuliogiannini.it

MARIA TERESA SOTTILE

MARIA TERESA SOTTILE
Maria Teresa Sottile is a goldsmith and jewellery designer who works in Florence. She has carried out this ancient and noble activity for almost twenty years with versatile sensitivity and effortlessly ranges from a traditional style to more modern expressions. Her portfolio reveals her continuous collaborations with fashion designers, exploring new trends and pushing the boundaries of the world of accessories. Using both silver and gold, her creations often include precious or semi-precious stones and emphasise the brutal appearance and natural beauty of the metals and gems. Her creations can be found in Italy’s top boutiques and form part of the collections of international clients.

Maria Teresa Sottile
Via dè Guicciardini 16
50125 Firenze
Tel.+39 3387425653
mariateresasottile.blogspot.com

CECILIA FACIAI

Cecilia Falciai
Specialising in the processing of scagliola and in the Florentine mosaic technique in semi-precious stones and marble, she creates table tops, panels, paintings and furniture accessories, carries out restorations and creates small lines of costume jewellery and objects. She learned the trade from her father, also a Florentine craftsman, opening her workshop to continue the family tradition and at the same time to express her personal vision.

Cecilia Falciai
Via De’ Macci 25/r
50122 Firenze
ceciliafalciai@gmail.com
www.ceciliafalciaiscagliola.com

UGO POGGI

Ugo Poggi
Even today, the processing is carried out with quarry-extracted clay in front of the furnace, with ancient techniques performed exclusively by hand. With great mastery and skill, using only basic tools such as a wooden rod, a sponge, a stick and a piece of cotton, the clay is shaped and moulded, moving the position of the fingers by just a few millimetres. The shaping of the clay, drying, filling of the kiln, firing, and cooling are all very delicate phases requiring great commitment and ability that can only be achieved with lengthy experience and attention.

Ugo Poggi
Via Imprunetana per Tavarnuzze, 16
50023 Impruneta – Firenze
Tel. +39 0552011077
www.poggiugo.it

OFFICINA S.M. NOVELLA

Officina Santa Maria Novella
Since the Middle Ages, friars have cultivated Balsamite, considered to be a plant rich in herbal properties. This magical herb inspired Fra’ Angiolo Marchissi who, in 1614, created Acqua Antisterica, now known as Acqua di Santa Maria Novella. Acqua di S. M. Novella is Officina’s oldest fragrance. In fact, it is the scent that Catherine de’ Medici commissioned from the Dominican friars in 1533 which she took to France on the occasion of her wedding to Henry III.

Officina Santa Maria Novella
Negozio Museo
Via della Scala, 1650123 Firenze
tel. +39 055 216276
www.smnovella.com

LOCCHI

Moleria Locchi has been creating glass and crystal items for the table and interior decoration since the late 1800s when, in the district of San Frediano, at the heart of the Florentine Oltrarno, an artisan workshop was opened, creating beautiful glasses for use on luxury ships and in opulent hotels seeking extraordinary refinement.
Locchi
Via Domenico Burchiello,10
50124 Firenze
Tel. +39 055 2298371
www.locchi.com

PAMPALONI ARGENTI

Pampaloni Argenti
The family home in which we were born and brought up is located above our factory. For us, the noise of the machines is a reassuring sign of the life of the company that our grandfather founded over one hundred years ago, in which we have worked since we were young. During our childhood, we spent our summers learning the basics of jewellery making. While we learned that the “handmade” is often difficult and repetitive, we developed respect for the machines that assisted us in our work. Machines are poetic instruments; like poetry, they help us to create but they never tire.

Pampaloni Argenti
Via Porta Rossa
50123 Firenze
Tel:+39 055 289094
www.pampaloni.com

BARTOLOZZI E MAIOLI

Bartolozzi e Maioli
The Bartolozzi and Maioli Art Studio was founded in 1938. From the very early years of its activity, it collected many examples of wooden artefacts recovered from the dismantling of churches in central Italy during the liturgical reform. The findings, albeit incomplete, all date back to the 18th century. That collection is still displayed and used today, along with structural restorations, in which the style must be perfectly recreated, avoiding any errors of execution. Today, the Bartolozzi and Maioli Art Studio is run by Fiorenzo Bartolozzi’s daughter, Fiorenza, and is seen as a typical continuation of Florentine Renaissance studios.

Bartolozzi e Maioli
Via dei Vellutini, 5R
50125 Firenze
Tel:+39 055 281723
www.bartolozziemaioli.it

TAKAFUMI MOCHIZUKI

Zouganista di Takafumi Mochizuki
A craftsman specialising in inlaying, born in Tokyo in 1979, he has lived in Florence since 2007. From 2008 at the workshop of the master restorer Renato Olivastri, he learned the art of restoring antique furniture and wood inlaying. In 2014 he opened a boutique in San Frediano where he applies a personal inlaying method, not only on classic pieces of furniture but also on objects having curvilinear shapes, such as shoes, hats, lamps, hangers, creating unique and particular items.

Zouganista di Takafumi Mochizuki
Via dei Cardatori 20/r,
50124 Firenze
Tel:+39 3318223767
http://www.zouganista.com/

MAZZANTI PIUME

Mazzanti Piume
For three generations Mazzanti Piume has made dreams come true. In 1935, my grandmother, Natalina Mazzanti, began her craft business transforming feathers and silk flowers into precious ornaments for hats and dresses. My interest in the family business began when I was small as I would spend my days, after school, in the company, enchanted by the skill and patience with which the vast ranges of feathers were produced. The company is still family-run today. My father and I seek to mix tradition and innovation harmoniously, using the same artisan techniques passed down passionately for three generations.

Mazzanti Piume
via Reginaldo Giuliani, 144/int
50141 Firenze
Tel:+39 055 431752
www.mazzantipiume.it

SUPERDUPER HATS

SuperDuper Hats
The use of the finest raw materials, linked to local artisan production, is combined with an extremely creative approach. SuperDuper Hats is actually entirely based upon local Tuscan production. Thanks to this approach, we have developed our personal vision and our “green” and ethical production and stock management.

SuperDuper Hats
Via delle Cascine 33
50144 Firenze
www.superduperhats.com

MANNINA

Mannina
Our shoes, completely handmade and tailored, meet the tastes of men and women who like to wear the classicism of timeless elegance, distinguished by the quality of the materials used and by the style that has always made our work unique.

Mannina
Via Guicciardini 16r
50122 Firenze
Tel. +39 055 282895
www.manninafirenze.com

TOMMASO DE CARLO

Tommaso De Carlo, after specific professional studies at the Florence Art Institute, began collaborating with various Florentine artisan workshops. In the 1980s, De Carlo started his own business, welcoming and training new recruits and simultaneously developing fruitful collaborations with architects and interior designers.

Tommaso de Carlo
Via Giano Della Bella, 20/1
50124 Firenze
Tel.+39 055/224128
www.tommasodecarlo.it

LAURA DE CESARE

LAURA DE CESARE
Fabric language is a code. For me, it was also a code of life. Weaving, designing and creating fabric taught me to order my thoughts. The weaves were and still are a source of great joy, a channel for accessing the wonder of Life. What I like most is studying and working on the third dimension of the fabric. Generally, the result of this game, for which I have developed a passion, consists of sculptures or decorative panels. When I have get opportunity to get to know and try out new materials, I always accept the challenge.

Laura de Cesare
Via Montanelli 83,
56121 Pisa
Tel:+39 328 355 4303
www.lauradecesare.it

LORETTA CAPONI

Loretta Caponi
Craftspeople do not like repetition; they love to conserve ancient techniques, so as not to lose – even from a cultural perspective – very important manual skills, but they experiment with each work differently, to achieve increasingly new and improved results. Each ‘creation’ is made specifically for each client and then scrupulously filed away with the name and surname, samples of the fabrics and threads used, to avoid it being repeated for others. Unique pieces that, of course, involve a great deal of effort, but in fact they are a great stimulus for creating new designs in terms of shapes and sets of colours.

Loretta Caponi
Via delle Belle Donne 28/R
50123 Firenze
Tel: +39 055 213668
www.lorettacaponi.it

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