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 of the ancient workshop continue. Guido Junior (fifth generation) and Maria (sixth generation) are experts not only in book-binding but also in hand-marbling paper, which is used for covering objects that have always been characteristic of the Giannini products.
Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm
Piazza de' Pitti, 37/r, Firenze, FI, Italia - +39 055 212621 - http://www.giuliogiannini.it
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