Novità: Paper Marbling Demonstration in Florence

marbled_paper_italyThis past week we had the great pleasure of visiting the workshop and laboratory of Giulio Giannini e Figlio, one of the oldest bookbinding and paper marbling studios in Florence. Right on Piazza Pitti, the store is hard to pass by without walking in. Brimming with journals, frames, and loose paper decorated in the traditional style of paper marbling, it takes a moment to acclimate to the many gorgeous patterns that surround you. You would never think that all these beautiful works of art were made just upstairs by Guido Giannini Jr. Guido makes unspeakably beautiful pieces of handmade paper and objects in the same traditional way that his family has for six generations. Their business survived through World Wars and a decline in the demand for hand bound leather books. In fact, it was the high cost of leather after World War I that inspired them to make more affordable items bound in the stunning marbled paper they produced. We went to see more of these gorgeous artworks and learn a little about the technique from the man himself.
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