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Founded in Florence in 1856, Gi­ulio Gian­nini and Sons is one of the most an­cient ac­tive book­bind­ing work­shops in the world. The work­shop is now run by 6th gen­er­a­tion fam­ily mem­bers, in par­tic­u­lar Maria. It’s a tiny shop near Palazzo Pitti, in the heart of the Ol­trarno, Florence crafts­man­ship heaven. Gian­nini book­binders use parch­ment dec­o­rated with gold leaf and hard cov­ers in col­ored leather, tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from mod­els that go back to the 14th cen­tury. Em­blem­atic of an era, Gian­nini con­trib­uted in defin­ing the “Floren­tine Style” in the his­tory of book­bind­ing.

Tuscany, Italy Book­binder­ti­sans/maria-gian­nini

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