Laboratorio Paravicini, a Wunderkammer dedicated to hand-painting lovers and not only, is located in via Nerino 8, in a hidden courtyard in the historical center of Milan. It is here where a great number of tableware has been made for twenty years. All the articles are livened up by hand-painted decorations and by printings with all sorts of patterns. The main subjects of the dining sets, tea and coffee sets, vases and chandeliers are dreamlike and exotic worlds that are populated by snakes, jugglers, hot air-balloons, scripts, and monograms. Contemporary drawings coexist with classical inspirations in a game of references and quotes that brings poetic suggestions to life. Every customer’s request conducts the hand-painted production, exclusive and on commission: a customized production that fulfills wishes, tastes and needs.
Merletto vuol dire Burano, case colorate e donne che in attesa dei mariti pescatori creavano e creano, con ago e filo, piccole meraviglie. E il famoso “punto Burano” non è altro che, in piccolo, il nodo usato per costruire le reti da pesca. Nel negozio “Dalla Lidia”, l’unico che si può vantare del titolo di “storico”, si possono incontrare Paola Toselli, titolare con il figlio Davide Bressanello dell’attività, e Regina Costantini mentre realizzano merletti. Lavoro certosino tra storie, leggende di un’isola delle meraviglie. Lace means Burano, colorful houses and women who, while waiting for their fishermen's husbands, created and created small wonders with thread and needle. And the famous "punto Burano" is nothing but, in small, the node used to build fishing nets. In the "Dalla Lidia" shop, the only one that can boast of the title of "historian", you can meet Paola Toselli, owner of her business with her son Davide Bressanello, and Regina Costantini while making lace. Carthusian work among stories, legends of an island of wonders.
Rosenfeld sponge processing Ltd. has been in the business for more than 100 years. In Trieste, the opening of Rosenfeld Ltd. was possible because of the hard work of David Rosenfeld in 1896. The city was under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Franz Joseph I. To date it is the oldest Sponge Processing Company in Europe. The family, which for four generations continues to run the company, has made the processing of sea sponge a point of excellence: the family knows the secrets, the particularities and the waters where there are the best specimens. Rosenfeld Ltd sponges come from the waters of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic sea. They are s processed in the sponge processing plant in Trieste and exported worldwide. The purification and washing treatment, necessary to remove the impurities and organic calcareous substances from the sponge. It is done using traditional methods. The final inspections ensure the correct PH balance of the product. The shaping is the last part of the process, strictly done by hand to improve the shape and appearance of the sponge. Rosenfeld sponges are especially requested in the field of cosmetics and wellness by both Italian and foreign clients: Pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of cosmetic lines and distributors of children's items, market their products under their own "private label" or using the Rosenfeld brand. Also the ceramic industry, footwear and paint industry make huge requests. Rosenfeld Ltd. support and finance research for sponge culture in the Adriatic Sea and in the seas of the Bahamas in collaboration with the University of Trieste and the Cape Eleuthera Institute in the Bahamas.
L’azienda agricola 5f è una piccola realtà che fa dell’elevata qualità dei suoi prodotti le prerogative fondamentali ed i cui principi basilari sono un rapporto di fiducia, tutela e massimo rispetto per il consumatore. La sede dell’azienda si trova nell’entroterra imperiese, patria indiscussa dell’oliva TAGGIASCA. La particolare combinazione di altitudine, terreno e clima tipici della zona, infatti, favoriscono il naturale ciclo produttivo di questa pregiatissima tipologia di ulivo e creano condizioni tali da impedire l’attacco della mosca olearia. I prodotti dell’azienda agricola cinque effe, contraddistinti dal marchio Gerini, sono disponibili in quantità limitata, hanno un rapporto qualità/prezzo decisamente conveniente, inoltre non si trovano nei negozi ma vengono consegnati direttamente a domicilio. Preferiamo infatti conoscere personalmente i nostri clienti in modo da poter soddisfare ogni loro esigenza. Abbiamo vinto il Menzione Regina Oleum nel 2019.
Ettore works since ever with his father Adriano Spada a very well known Master Craftsman in architectural restoring. He is someone you can always count on, reliable for any duty and taking care of the organization of construction sites, providing materials. He would go up to the moon for you if needed. Ettore lavora da sempre con suo padre Adriano Spada, conosciutissimo maestro di restauro architettonico. E' una persona affidabile su cui si può sempre contare, affidabile per qualsiasi compito gli venga richiesto per l'organizzazione dei cantieri, l'approvvigionamento di materiali e il trasporto. Andrebbe fin sulla luna se necessario.
Today you can still find the friulane veneziane close to the Rialto Bridge, at Piedàterre, a treasure-trove store run by Alessandra and Renato. They choose the fabrics, match them to the colours, the cloths and the wefts, according to the impulses of the present, past or future. You can spot them, for example, worn by orchestra conductors of the Fenice Theatre. The friulane veneziane have the beauty of simplicity: a beauty with no make-up, a beauty at once natural and timeless.
Padrevecchi Cornici is one of the most revered craft workshops in the world. It is specialised in producing, carving, decorating and restoring frames. In recent years, the company has extended its skills towards the production, decoration and restoration of furniture and accessories, as well as restoring theatre fittings.
The feather is magical. A ductile material, a symbol of beauty and power. For three generations we have been recreating fashion and design through the material that man has always had available in nature, the Piuma. The Nanà Firenze brand is born from the craftsmanship of the Mazzanti Piume company. Sculpture hats, ceremonial head-dresses, fashion headbands to wear every day, but also evening bags, accessories that evoke the mysterious mystery of these magical feathers that we all adore.
Rossana Bernacchi lives and works in Florence. Always in the world of fabrics, she recently designed and produced a collection of accessories and knitwear. Her work is proof of a lively creativity and serious professionalism. The drawings, hand-printed exclusively on noble fibers, give life to a unique collection that can simply be called "wearable art". She also creates a collection of home textiles.
She had a brilliant career as an editor in front of her when she inherited from her father-in-law the small and precious 19th century laboratory of grinding and engraving on glass and crystal. Paola Locchi from 1964 made of a company that risked the closure, the pride of Florence. In love with her crystals she has expanded the workshop, creating a refined line of tableware and furniture.
SMN completed four hundred years of uninterrupted activity in 2012. The Dominican friars settle in Florence in the Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Vigne, which later became Santa Maria Novella, and started to cultivate in their gardens the plants and officinal herbs to prepare the medicines for the infirmary of the monastery. The monks created for Caterina de’ Medici, who became the bride of Henri II, King of France, and is still produced today by the Officina di Santa Maria Novella.
Sabrina Fossi Design is a company producing 100% Italian handcrafted homeware products. Its aim is to bring the best Italian craftsmen skills in each product giving to the final customers an outstanding product quality. Sabrina Fossi Design started its own production in 2013.
Even today Tommaso De Carlo realizes his colors with earth and other natural materials in his workshop, which since the eighties is located in the Old Conventino in Florence, where, in an environment of artisans and artists, he works as interior decorator. Starting from the ancient techniques and decorative forms that are breathed in the Florentine territory, he has developed his own style, creating a language that updates the decorative patterns typical of the Florentine Renaissance.
Tommaso Candria opens in Mogliano Marche an handicraft factory specialised in weaving. The activity is located in the territory where’s deep-rooted the wickerwork tradition. A combination of ability and creativity allows to make unique items, which are recognizable by care of details and originality in design. Though it preserves its original handicraft character and family dimension, the firm is in a progressive expansion thanks to an extended range of articles.
For three generations TACS produces the Casentino Cloth, the only and inimitable one. The company was founded by Bruno Savelli, who was joined by his son Massimo and his nephew David. Located in Stia, in the middle of the green Casentino hills, it has always created fabrics with excellence and quality, respecting the traditional production stages that are still performed according to the artisan rules.
A long journey, driven by my passion for music. What brought me to create musical instruments? At the beginnig I started studying music, then I decided to write music, and finally I said to myself: “why not “build“, the music?”
Takafumi Mochizuki lives in Florence since 2007 and in 2008 he learned the art of restoration of the artistic furniture and wood inlay at the workshop of the Renato Olivastri Master Restorer. In 2014 he opened a shop in San Frediano, where he applied his method for inlaying.
Since 1930 the same family creates and produces home made ice creams with high quality ingredients and with a lot of passion handed down to the 4th generation. In addition to the historic shop, since 2013 Vivoli® has opened two ice cream parlors in the United States, one in New York and the other one in Orlando.
Atelier della Calce is a restoration and interior design boutique builder, specializing in lime. Based in Turin, Italy… we use this web presence to showcase our work, publish a portfolio of completed projects and let interested parties know where we exhibit. We’re pleased to help and readily available. Welcome to the world of sublime Italian artisans
Bruna Tatafiore continues her research on the union of different materials for the production of clothing and accessories. This creative path begins by drawing on paper with pencils and crayons, then bringing the creations on the fabric or painting or using scissors, threads and sewing machine, using colored ribbons, velvets, silks and anything else has awakened her curiosity.
Tiramisù Firenze is a line of products for children, handcrafted by mother's caring hands, with natural fabrics such as cotton and linen, breathable and hypoallergenic, suitable to offer a soft caress to the delicate skin of our children.
Ann Hepper, a nice Irish lady who has lived in Florence for a long time, has been making the most beautiful boxes in the city for years. The boxes she produces are made with hand-dyed papers and many are of English origin. In addition to a ready-made and assorted sample, you can take advantage of a tailor-made service: you can choose the shape, size and fantasy of the card. You can range from the simplest box to the multi-tiered jewelry box. All the creations of the skilful hands.
Valevu bags, for modern women with dynamic lifestyles. Entirely handmade in Italy, our handbags are defined by contemporary design from Patrizia Giasollivia . Our creations bring together the traditional techniques of Tuscan craftsmen, top quality Italian leather and pioneering technical fabrics. Valevu handbags are inspired by the belief that tradition and innovation are part of the same continuum and that truly modern products build on the richness of the past.
Our mosaics are entirely handmade. From the initial idea, the working table is ready with all the materials: marbles, stones, Venetian Smalti and Venetian Golds, stoneware. We keep on with ancient tradition of mosaics, martellina and tagliolo are still tools of the trade. We design and create the mosaic in all forms: cladding and decorative inserts for walls and floors, original and contemporary decor, furnishing accessories, tables, mirrors, frames, lamps, clocks, jewelry, small customised items.
Raro is an atelier where bags are designed and developed with traditional artisan techniques, we uphold the rebirth of a centenary heritage as the framework of a modern classic. A romantic soul that directly draws from the past to look at it with renewed eyes: a fresh take on tradition that aims to keep high quality and ancient techniques, combined with minimalist and modern designs, with thoughtful details conceived for everyday life.
From 1913 to today. A long story ours, handed down from father to son, made of experience, study, research, artistic sensitivity, passion for beauty. The reproduction of the classic piece of furniture has always been our intent to build every single piece, destined to last over time and capable of the most free combinations, in compliance with the artisan tradition of Brianza. The work done with the use of solid wood, the manual carving made by skilled artisans, the spring padding, the careful choice of fabrics are the unmistakable signs of each. exemplary.
All mosaics are entirely produced in the according to the original techniques dating back to the 16th century, which highlight the natural colour of every stone. The tools used are of ancient origin; progress and technology have not been able to create suitable substitutes for them, because the original tools were crafted for recreating a sense of beauty that modern technology is unable to reproduce. All mosaics are entirely produced by the Masters Iacopo and Bruno Lastrucci.
Since 1938, our shop in Rome welcomes and serves the Romans and patrons passing through the capital. The high quality of our work and the exclusivity of our products has been appreciated over the years by a large group of prominent people, and some of our Lumi furnish the most important Roman palaces. In our laboratory we make lampshades in every work, from the ancient lampshades in parchment stitched, to the pleats, passing through the classic lined in fabric.
Gentili Fragranze is an artisan company that produces soap with the old method of "cold saponification", using only high quality raw materials and certifying the products as organic and vegan. Every single product is processed, cut, shaped and packaged by hand because no passage is automated and the great passion for handmade things is the basis of Gentili Fragranze's work.
The collections Goddess Capri Sandals Style consist of jeweled sandals, classic Capri sandals leather sandals and dresses. All creations are made entirely by hand and tailored with a manufacturing process that has always the cobbler artisans of Capri island are passed down from generation to generation in accordance with a specific specification.