Just as the Etruscans, of whom Volterra was one of the main city-states, did millennia ago, and just as his father, who opened the workshop in the late 1940s, did, so Spartaco Montagnani in his workshop in the heart of the historic center makes finely crafted cast bronze figurines. Reproductions of Etruscan art, including the famous Ombra della Sera, characterized by careful hand finishing and natural aging. In his works Spartacus is faithful to the ancient civilization, not only in techniques, but also in materials, using strictly the same fine metal employed by the Etruscans.
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 […]
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 […]
Since 1960, the Simoncini firm has been making bronze and brass castings in Volterra, the city where more than 2,000 years ago, the highly specialized workshop was located, once Etruria, today Tuscany. The pieces range from furnishing accessories to sculptures, collectibles and art reproductions. The Simoncini family is descended from the sculptor Francesco Simoncini and […]
Lighting and furnishing objects made of brass, copper and bronze by skillful artisans. The workshop, which was started in 1963, has been able to keep in step with market trends over the years, becoming well-known both in Italy and abroad. Every object is the result of experience and deep knowledge of materials and processing techniques. […]