Paolo Olbi began training in the field of artistic bookbinding in 1962 and then pursued studies in France to gain further knowledge. Technical skill but also creativity which, in the mid-1970s, allowed him to pioneer the marbled paper technique, becoming the first workshop that left the world of book restoration to start a new genre in the bookbinding field. The workshop’s range of artistic products includes leather and imitation leather items, hot-stamped with gold foil or dry-stamped, journals, address books, photo albums with traditional paper printed with the hand press. There is also a number of paper options which vary in size and shape and make this workshop’s products truly unique on the artisan bookbinding scene.
AtelierGK Firenze was established in 2010 by Lapo Giannini and Michiko Kuwata, integrating six generations of family history and over twenty years of experience in bookbinding, conservation and crafting of novelty items. In their works, traditional Florentine techniques merge with the simplicity and essentiality typical of Japanese culture. Objects created ex novo or restored, where […]
A business located in the heart of Udine. Started in 1966 inside Palazzo Brazzà by three women, the workshop has been run by Eva Seminara since 1999. She is passionately fond of the traditional artisan atmosphere that fills her bookbinder’s workshop, but she also added a creative and modern touch which has made the business […]
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 […]
The Piazzesi Bookbinding business began in 1890 with the art of covering everyday objects with stylish decorations stamped by hand. The workshop was bought by the Piazzesi family only a few years later. It was a true salon of writers, artists, aristocrats, religious men, businessmen, intellectuals and fine craftsmen, and even today it is confirmed […]