Since 1996, the paper materials restoration workshop directed by Silvia Gazzina has specialized in prints, drawings, paintings on paper and parchments. The main approach is conservative restoration, with reversible interventions and materials, taking into account the nature of the work without changing its function. The workshop also makes faithful reproductions of antique bindings - born from careful research at niche libraries and the most secret Tuscan archives - and performs recoveries of original bindings, dry and wet cleaning operations, different stitching and binding techniques of antique and modern books.
Located on one of Volterra’s most characteristic streets, L’Istrice is a workshop-laboratory that produces beautiful original etchings, engraved entirely by hand on zinc or copper plate. The works are printed one at a time, without the aid of any mechanical process, signed by the artist and numbered progressively in a limited run. A visit to […]
The artisan workshop Legatoria Artistica was born in 1982 from the passion for paper of two sisters, Patrizia and Angela Gronchi. Great attention is paid to the choice of materials, first of all a special paper made by capturing among the fibers flowers and other elements offered by nature. With these precious papers unique objects […]
Via Porta all'Arco, 26 - Volterra (PI)Decorative Arts
Paolo Olbi began training in the field of artistic bookbinding in 1962 and then pursued studies in France to gain further knowledge. Technical skill but also creativity which, in the mid-1970s, allowed him to pioneer the marbled paper technique, becoming the first workshop that left the world of book restoration to start a new genre […]
Operating in Venice since 1968, the Fallani Venezia silk-screen printing workshop prints top-quality editions, by putting its technical and artistic expertise to the disposal of painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, street artists and graphic and fashion designers and by interpreting and translating their different expressive languages into graphics. Fiorenzo Fallani has created over 1,000 editions for […]