A rare example of expertise handed down from master to apprentice, just like in the ancient Florentine craft workshops. Vasco Cappuccini opened this workshop way back in 1925, and his only student, Lamberto Banchi, took over the business in 1946. Today, the company is run with passion by the latter’s son Duccio, a craftsman in bronze specialised in the creation of small decor accessories and decorative items, which can also be made to order. He is also an expert in the restoration of antique objects.
Carlo Semenzato trained at the historic Fonderia Valese, founded in 1913, and has been the owner of the business since 2006. Semenzato creates his works by using the traditional Fontainebleau glass sand, pressing it into wooden or iron frames to work the object into the desired shape. Once the casts are removed, molten metal (either […]
Just a few dozen metres from Porta San Frediano stands the workshop of the Fratelli Ciulli, specialised in the production and working of objects in iron and brass. Since 1950 the Ciulli brothers have been creating chandeliers, wall lamps, decor accessories and lampstands that bring together the expertise of craft workmanship and aesthetic research. Customers […]
Two brothers with a passion for metals and everything that can be derived from them in terms of home decor. Daniele and Chiara, artisans with their hands the first, with the designs and the choice of materials the second. The inspiration for the models winks at the retro lines of the ’30s and ’40s, but […]
Grassina (FI)Decorative Arts
A former industrial area filled with showrooms and, at the end of the garden, a truly special workshop: the headquarters of Antonino Sciortino, an artist-craftsman who specializes in wirework and creates highly original furnishing objects, from tables to lamps, from chairs to bookcases. Born the youngest of nine children, he began working at a very […]