Maestri di Fabbrica groups together important laboratories and factories, which have in common a love for beautiful things, made with care by skilled masters, precious fruits of italian know-how and mastery
It was born the first production line under its own brand Maestri di Fabbrica, dedicated to the care of the self. Initially centered on two olfactory lines, the first for body and the second for the house, then develops with products for the washing, hydration and body toning.
The production under the brand Maestri di Fabbrica aims to introduce in its range, in which, however, are already placing other cosmetic lines, a proposal by the high quality standards, making reference to the key principles of Maestri di Fabbrica philosophy:
- Made in Tuscany
- With materials of the highest quality.
All products are made in Florence, according to craft procedures, using fragrances of natural origin, produced by prestigious laboratories, at the wolrdwide highest quality standards, mild surfactants and formulations consistent with preparations EcoBio and compatible with sensitive skin.
What is My Travels
My Travels is a line of jewelry and accessories inspired by the main monuments of famous cities, such as original elements embedded in the memory of the places visited on your trip or even merely imagined. In the case of memories, these accessories are mixed as fragments of emotions experienced over time or as pieces of one great ideal city.
The line of jewelery
The line of jewelery reproduces the main stylized symbols of famous cities. Each piece of the collection is characterized by high quality standards refers to craftsmanship, elegant design and quality materials. All jewelry My Travels, strictly nickel free, they are made by hand by master craftsmen in Florence, in lost wax cast brass, covered with a galvanic nickel-free or light gold bath which gives great shine and elegance.
For an adequate preservation of the product does not exhibit in contact with perfumes, cosmetics, seawater.
Every day a different jewel
My Travels pendants are fitted with hooks that allow you to wear them every day in many different ways by all the people you care:
- You can make all the accessories you want, from short or long necklaces, to the bracelets, key rings and so on...
- For him and for her
- Playing on colors, symbols and sizes
- So a small collection but with endless possibilities.
My Travels is a trademark of De Plano Consulting – 68r, Borgo degli Albizi - Florence (Italy)
IVV Industria Vetraria Valdarnese was established back in 1952 by a group of master glassmakers.
Through the years, IVV has made a name for itself as one of Europe's leading manufactures of handmade blow glass, combining innovative research, design, traditional artisan techniques and strict process controls to create glass objects which provide a new sense of style to the home and table.
The passion of glass
Each IVV object is made by hand. It's the master glassmaker that by molding the object gives its character. The manual treatment infuses the form with lightness and energy that only artisan passion can achieve. The difference catches the eye, small details create a peculiarity, a distinctive mark telling its unique personality. Exceptionality highlights every object manufactured by IVV, the result of a careful selection of a raw materials producting the best glass ever for its transparent and brillant character. Superior sonorous glass: see it, touch it, hear it.
IVV, style in glass
IVV is a company whose Tuscan roots have provided its vital lymph. Through its 60 years of activity, artisan craftsmanship and rigorous yet extrovert design have come together to create a style that has left its inimitable mark on every object.
The artisan's personal teaching has been transformed into an industrial process but never losing its passion for beauty. A production uninterrupted over the years, charged with its own story and ideally linking past and future. A temporal bridge that makes possible to always conceive new projects, embracing cultures around the world while preserving its identity. Collections always marked by its immediately recognizable style.
Faithfully following an ancient Tradition:
that of the Berti Family which since 1895, interruptedly and for four generations,
have kept this century-old production alive.
Because there is no life without Tradition.
At Coltellerie Berti each knife is hand-made by only one craftsman, by the same person. The principle is plain: the same craftsman, who starts working the knife, will finish it too. That means that the work is entirely hand-made and it is not split among different people during the different production phases. This entails that each knife is really a unique piece, through which we can feel and appreciate the presence and the hand of a specific person. Such a principle, along with the conformity of every single piece to the repository of the family Berti tradition, constitutes the very essence of our craft method. A method which is handed down generation after generation and which allows to situate the work experience and the fruition of it within a real human dimension rather than a coldly economic and technological one.
So, our tradition legacy consists in that: to preserve, through tangible attestations, a way of working which is rooted in our history. An history that reminds us that other consumption values exist, values which are different and maybe more important than those in vogue nowadays based on principles such as: low cost, lack of maintenance, frequency of purchase and substitution. Our knives are made to last for a long time; they are made for those people who buy them, but also to reach the generations who will come after.
Respecting tradition clearly does not mean to reproduce slavishly the ancient way of producing. During my grandfather’s times - to say - knives were made shiny by putting them in a hole in the working counter and by using an old hat and some milled coal; and in order to sharpen them, they used a stone wheel they turn through a rope. Obviously today we use brushes and machinery. Respecting tradition also means that innovations must be coherent with the craft method and must aim at enriching the tradition. In other words, innovations must be conceived to last for long time and then become new traditions themselves.
The adoption of polyoxymethylene - a modern plastic material for the handle of some models, represents a good example of an innovation which is respectful of the craft methods. As a matter of fact, handles produced using this material can be washed in a dishwasher and this is a very important characteristic in modern day life. However, this material is worked in the same way as the horn-handles are. The final result is not an advantage between the producing and selling costs of this kind of knife, but rather an advantage to make every-day life easier.
Well, innovating according to tradition means resisting the temptation to search for an easy appreciation through products based on momentary fashions; it means to not search for greater profits through selling larger amounts coming from processes and materials implying lower quality.
For the same reasons, our productions are eternally linked to Tuscany and to Italy; the idea of moving somewhere else to save on production costs is totally inconceivable. The only thing we are forced to seek abroad is the ox-horn, because unfortunately the one you find in Italy has not been available for a long time. Until the forties, we used the horn from Maremma (a rural territory in the south of Tuscany). After the Second World War, the Maremma horn was no longer available and we turned to the “romagnolo” one. Later, unfortunatley also the “romagnolo” became unusable and I still remember when, at the beginning of the sixties, Mr Santandrea came to deliver the last load of “romagnole”.
Riccardo Marzi founded his company in 1973 in Florence. By combining his artistic skills and experience gained in the manufacture of new materials, he began experimenting in the creation of objects in which nature was deftly exploited, taking advantage of the crystalline transparency of a material then still little known as the resin. The "creations" designed by Riccardo and developed in the course of all these years, consist of furnishing accessories and gift items in which "bloom" colorful combinations of natural elements such as flowers, leaves, ears of corn, shells rocks, previously dried. Since 1989, Andrea son of Richard, follows in the footsteps of his father and now runs the family business. Over time the company has been able to develop managed to carve out an important niche in the market both Italian and international.
Creativity and quality are the elements that have always characterised Riccardo Marzi products in full respect of the tradition of Made in Italy and of Tuscan handicrafts.
The unusual union of natural elements and new materials gives birth to objects for everyday use, table centrepieces, vases, photo-holders and trays, where nature is magically “suspended” inside a transparent resin, and every colour and hue seems intent on reproducing the rotation of the seasons, making them “live” eternally.
Riccardo Marzi at the Museum of Modern Art of New York
Among the successes at international level the company can boast of its presence with one of its design objects the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In addition, negotiations are currently underway times to start the same kind of collaborative relationship with the MOMA-Japan.
Riccardo Marzi and innovation
Aware of the fact that the current market demand is very hectic and exacting, always looking for new ideas and new proposals, for some years the company devotes itself willingly in collaboration with University of architecture and design.
The technical characteristics of the material used in fact, lend themselves to interesting developments that until now have seen their realization in the construction of floors for bathrooms, floor tiles, as well as designer items tailored according to individual needs (lamps, tables, etc. ... ).
The experience gained over time in the processing of the resin, therefore the company opens a world largely unexplored which is a valuable source of ideas and above all helps to ensure that the company can find the right combination of tradition and innovation.
Every Riccardo Marzi's item is handmade from the first to the last stage of processing: after the preparation phase the natural elements of decoration are arranged within the various molds which are then closed in order to be able to pour the liquid resin until complete filling. Once solidified (through drying components) within the object is ready to be transformed and then move to the third stage. In fact, we proceed to the possible elimination of air bubbles and imperfections from the object and then go and polish and paint.
IDEA TOSCANA is born to create lines of natural cosmetics biologica certified, mainly based on the use of Biologic Extra Virgin Olive Oil "TUSCAN IGP", famous for its beneficial properties. It is often associated, in the company's products, other noble and precious oils Organic vegetable substances. The line emblem of this philosophy is Prima Spremitura: it is a cosmetic line that respects the environment, land and health, the first to have had extra food from the Italiann Ministry of Agriculture the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) in as entirely made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Toscano "PGI" Organic. Artifices of this entrepreneurial challenge are Antonio Pieri and Ludovico Martelli.
The cosmetic line for the face's Prima Spremitura BIO is at the forefront in natural cosmetics. It gives the necessary nourishment to rebuild the natural protective layer surface so useful for defense against external aggression.
The line Natural Body's Prima Spremitura is an exclusive line of beauty by the rich formulation specially studied to maintain unchanged the moisture balance of the skin. All this makes this precious recipe a true sensorial and olfactory experience.
The Wellness Line's Prima Spremitura born from the first pressing of the fruit and the wood of the olive. It consists of a line of body care products inspired by nature and its most artistic. This is how a special pad exfoliating facial and exfoliating body sponge, designed to counteract the aging of the skin and preserve its natural luminosity..