Born into a family of sabot-makers, the Favre brothers joined their father’s business in the sixties by taking part in the Fiera dell’Orso, a very popular crafts fair held in the Val d’Aosta region. They combine their artisan skill and passion for the typical shoes of Val d’Aosta with the management of a local farm. Although not as popular as they used to be, sabot shoes are still very much in demand as gifts and souvenirs from Val d’Aosta. The best sabots are those made with well-seasoned stone pine, poplar and willow wood, all very soft and ductile materials.
The location is in the San Polo neighborhood, near Campo San Tomà, the Basilica dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. A skilfull engraver and restorer, Bruno Barbon is one of the few artisans who has mastered the art and technique of engraving the famous Venetian moretti. In addition to these jewels, Barbon also […]
For over fifty years, Carlo and Rita Turri have been making works of intarsia by combining the Renaissance style and contemporary craftwork trends. Their manual processing techniques are based on traditional Italian craftsmanship and manufacturing skills, which are associated with beauty, elegance and prestige all over the world. By using natural woods- from the finest […]
Anagni (FR)Decorative Arts
Giacomo Oleandro’s workshop is based in Florence, in the picturesque Santo Spirito neighborhood. A skillful and passionate artisan whose family has been working wood for three generations, Giacomo creates period furniture and reproductions of antique furniture of the highest craftsmanship and taste, but also custom-made and modern-style pieces. Our modern-day fast-paced lifestyle has not persuaded […]
Old trees are not only made of firewood. They often conceal a nice wooden ball, an extraordinary dish or an exquisite wooden bowl. Being able to extract these items from the wood is Drechslerei Fritz’s great skill. Products of all shapes, from the more common to the more unusual, characterised by soft, rounded lines. The […]