Markku Piri: A Finn at the Medici Court

Through June 4: A FINN AT THE COURT OF THE MEDICI. Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Sale Fabiani. Via Cavour, 1. Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, closed Wednesday. Free admission. “A Finn in the Court of the Medici” an exhibition hosted by the Palazzo Medici Riccardi before traveling to Rome and Venice, features the works of Markku Piri. Piri, born in 1955, could be described as a “Renaissance man” as not [...]

Marbled Paper

Giulio Giannini e Figlio Piazza Pitti 37, Florence 055/21.26.21 www.giuliogiannini.com The shop display windows testify to the simple beauty of handmade crafts specific to the tradition of Florence’s Oltrarno neighborhood; for over 150 years the Giannini family has left an impression—artistically and symbolically—on the Florentine artisan community. In 1856, Pietro Giannini, the owner of a modest stationary shop, even then located in Piazza Pitti, endeavored to expand his craft to include leather bookbinding, [...]

Textiles

Casa dei tessuti Florence

Casa dei Tessuti Via dei Pecori 20/R 055/217 385 www.casadeitessuti.com Casa dei Tessuti is a very special fabric shop that is known not only for its high quality fabrics, but an approach that is truly world class.  With a vast amount of textiles and designer fabrics at hand, the owners, brothers Romolo and Romano Romoli, personally advise their clients in selecting fabrics. Their critical eye has given them the ability to envision the [...]

Cosmetics & Perfumes

Cosmetics & Perfumes

Lorenzo Villoresi Via de’ Bardi 14 055/234 1187 www.lorenzovilloresi.it Villoresi practices what he calls “niche perfumery” in a workshop perched on the top floor of a 15th century Oltrarno palace, taking artistic inspiration from moments and atmospheres instead of following market trends.  In 2006 he was the first craftsman outside of France to win the prestigious Coty award for best perfume.  Villoresi sells candles, incense, cologne, lotion, and aromatic soaps, all of which [...]