Maria, 6th Generation

My grandfather used to say "Old guide for a new road"

maria giannini 6a generazione

"Bottega d'arte" and artistic bookbinding since 1856.

Founded in 1856, the artisan Workshop Giulio Giannini e Figlio continues a tradition spanning six generation of family members. Known worldwide for its high quality hand-tooled leather book bindings, the firm also produces items such as marbled paper made by hand, decorated paper printed with traditional folk designs, greeting cards and a variety of objects made to order.

Maria represents the sixth generation of the Giannini family. With passion, knowledge of colour and the ancient art of marbling, together with Guido Junior (fifth generation) they carry on the ancient tradition of the Bottega d'Arte.

Heir to the culture of making and the artisan tradition that has characterized the family for about two centuries, Maria Giannini looks to the contemporary and the future of the company, carrying on a constant dialogue between tradition and innovation.

She enhances the historical heritage of the company by rediscovering and designing a large digital archive. A contemporary instrument of inspiration, the historical archive is made up of precious testimonies, documents, decorated papers, bindings, ancient punches and events that the company has created over time, feeding the culture of Florentine artistic craftsmanship and the Tuscan territory.

In the dialectic between handmade values, choice of valuable materials and digital technologies, new strategic visions and contemporary quality collections that have always distinguished the artisan identity of the Giannini workshop in Italy and around the world take shape.

Numerous collaborations, that the sixth generation takes care of and realizes for the development of projects, collections, workshops, seminars and events with prestigious companies, high quality wineries, international media, just to name a few Artemest, S'Well, CBSTV, Viansa.
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