The spirit of a trade of yesteryear gives new life to the creations of Flavio Aquilina and his wife Neve Marino, who since 1983 have been dedicated to the art of marbled paper. Flowing colours, unpredictable patterns and eighteenth-century motifs populate the products of this workshop in Naples, where, between tradition and modernity, papers, fabrics, wood and ceramics are made, decorated completely by hand. The production is limited, and for this reason also precious, and exported all over the world, recognized as a benchmark for quality and excellence.
Str. Vicinale Soffritto, 72, 80126 Napoli, Italia - +39 081 5872272 - http://www.flavioaquilina.com
The history of the Cartiera Amatruda dates back to the fifteenth century. Here, paper is still handmade, following the ancient Amalfi tradition. A high-quality paper, extremely durable, but also sought-after from an aesthetic point of view, appreciated and exported all over the world. Highly-prestigious works have been printed volumes on this paper, such as Processus […]
Amalfi (SA)Decorative Arts
Since 1976, Il Papiro has been producing objects in paper decorated by hand with techniques inspired by Tuscan regional tradition. In particular, it uses a technique that has almost disappeared, paper marbling. Precisely to illustrate this technique, in the stores, demonstrations are organized by craftsmen, while in the Grassina workshop, customers can personally try experimenting […]
Marco Castellini, member of IAPMA (International Association of Paper Makers and Artists), today is the only Master Papermaker to carry on the tradition of Toscolano, an ancient Italian papermaking centre of 14th century origin. His activity takes place in the papermaking laboratory of Toscolano Maderno, on Lake Garda, where he produces handmade paper daily, combining […]
Toscolano Maderno (BS)Decorative Arts
Masters of book-binding and paper-marbling with over 150 years of experience. It all began with Pietro Giannini, who opened a small shop in Piazza Pitti in 1856. Then his son, Giulio Senior’s, parchment binding marked an era, determining what in the history of Italian binding is known as the Florentine style. Still today the activities […]