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Arriving in Florence, meet Carlo Scarpa at the station and find out what connects him to Giuseppe Briati

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If you are coming to Florence with the train, probably from Rome,…

Carlo Nason designed a chandelier for me

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It was during last summer, when everyone believed that pandemic…

My chairs selected by Ray Azoulay

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I was looking at the magazine of 1stdibs and found with surprise…

Restoration of two Gigi Radice arm chairs, a loop in time

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Original upholstery? No original upholsterer!

Patterns

Murano stock for sale, a piece of history and plenty of heart. Alfredo Rossi.

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I am friends with Sergio Rossi and his family. I don’t know…

Alberto Donà and the Donà family

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I met Alberto and his wife Loredana last time I was in Murano.…

Scherzo by Sergio Rossi

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I found these vases... and they took me straight back to the 80's. It was the time when Sergio and I went on a business trip in the US. We admired the European twenties at an art and craft museum, probably RISD.

Napoleone on a shelf

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I was reading about a Christie's auction where one of the four known Martinuzzi 10 anse vase known was sold for $233,000. This happened in 2014. There are a few more on the internet. I believe Venini did a new issue in the 50s.