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Legatoria Ciani was founded by Giuseppe Ciani in 1942; specialized in binding books and in the bookmaking, the workshop was then carried on from her daughter Giovanna Ciani, who opened the first shop in Udine and then in Colugna, the actual location. As a family enterprise enters the third generation: Paola Mattiuzzo, the daughter in law, with her cultural background and experiences, decided to learn this job and from 1998 she is carrying on the activity alone. The handmade products as well as the attention to recycling and the original gift ideas are still main characteristics of Legatoria Ciani.
The artist Chiara Lovo learned mosaic art at the Friuli School of Mosaic located in Spilimbergo. After having tested different techniques, she specialized and found her personal style characterized by refinement, simplicity and elegance of the forms. Piece after piece, every product is the result of a precise and patient handwork: natural stones but also gold are part of home design products, furniture, holy ornaments and special jewels. Thanks to local partnership with other artisans and their proper products, some works are the result of unique mixed composition.
ARMO is an acronym which means ARnica MOntana. 1191 it is the altitude (expressed in meters) at which Farm Conzato grows Arnica on Piancavallo tableland (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy).
Conzato Family has recently resumed an ancient tradition with an organized and innovative cultivation of Arnica montana. The plants are cultivated in little parcels distant one from the another, using only natural fertilizers. Arnica montana is a perennial plant and a protected specie of the mountain area growing in acid soils up to 1000 m. This plant has been used since ancient times by people from the Alpine mountains for its important properties. The root contains essential oils which are powerful anti–inflammatory agents.
Sarti is born of the marriage of two passions and two lives: the creation of garments and painting. Adriana Tiron used to love to dream up and make clothes for herself and her friends; for Marco Sartor, his artistic expression was always through a canvas and a paint-brush.
The two passions meet on the “Silk Road”, each one finding in this elegant fabric its best expression: elegance and refinement.
The company started in 1973 when Giuseppe Rizzardi established his business producing woodcraft using traditional machinery. In 2007, Giuseppe was joined by his two children Maria Teresa and Davide to form Rizzardi S.A.S. which developed in 2014 the collection MyFolia, in partnership with Medeaa Architectural Studio.
The wood is the key element of this collection, made up of unique accessories for home and jewels, characterized by the choose of high quality raw materials, by the attention to the nature, with the reusing of production waste, and to details.
Bolina Sail has the aim to elaborate and realize special bags and accessories using old sails of racing and cruising yachts, windsurfs and kitesurfs.
Its proximity to the Adriatic Sea gives the opportunity to use local products and to get inspired from the marine nature. Every piece is unique, handmade with recycled material.
TAVIELE COOP. AGRICOLA
SAÛT or SAVÛT, meaning elderflower but also KNOWLEDGE, in an overall sense.
For centuries, the knowledge and use of Medicinal Herbs has been a part of the popular culture in Carnia, and has represented a source of livelihood for the entire community.
The realisation of the Saût project has been entrusted to the Cooperativa Sociale Agricola TAVIELE, which was born in Cercivento in 2013.
The woodwork had a significant development in Sauris in Carnia, where the three Plozzer brothers cultivate this tradition devoting themselves to woodwork, going from furniture to objects, from building components to the creation of the famous wooden masks of Sauris Carnival.
Also in harmony with the environment in which they are located, they pose a particular attention to low environmental impact workings.
ARTIGIANI DEL ROJALE
A production that is completely handmade and that nowadays remains alive in very few places, the scus (workings of the corncob leaf) had a great success and demand until a few decades ago. Today there are still several artisans from the Val del Torre area (in the province of Udine) who carry on this tradition and offer marvellous creations.
La Cort has chosen to offer these articles because they are deeply characteristic of the peasant economy of past times and yet at the same time have evolved so that they also offer objects for everyday use.
COLTELLERIE MARCELLO BELTRAME
The Coltellerie Marcello Beltrame is a historic Italian knife maker dating back to the end of the 1800s; later, from being simple blacksmiths they became, in the first half of the 1900s, the most important company of Maniago, producing professional cutlery, and articles for the agricultural and construction sectors.
Following the changes of the last few decades, the company, now in its fourth generation, undertook a profound change of the brand, and in 2012 the Lamami line was born, envisaged and designed by current owner Andrea Girolami, to renew the target market by focusing on the recovery of the craftsmanship, and blending this with the search for innovative and environmentally sustainable materials.
COLTELLERIE FRATELLI ANTONINI
In 1929 Antonio and Luigi Antonini founded their artisan business for the production of knives from Maniago, creating their products individually with attention to quality and efficiency. And these are still the principles that, even today, inspire the Premiata Fabbrica Coltellerie and the work of Mario Antonini and his son Pietro.
The company, which collaborates mainly with foreign countries, as well as meeting the needs of the professional, also satisfies the demands of the household sector with diverse articles suitable for every daily need.
Monon Behavior is the title of a series of satirical books by Diego Manna on the peculiarities of the people of Trieste, written in a style that reflects that of university publications, giving to the whole a “pseudo-scientific” cut. Subsequently the brand has evolved, merging with the opinion website Bora.La of Trieste and the surrounding area, and taking care of its publications.
In addition, there is also a section dedicated to games with Frico and Barkolana by Diego Manna and Erika Ronchin, which joke about the tipical characteristics of the Region FVG.
The Cooperativa Da Amici Viviamo Insieme Dividendo Esperienze, or ‘DAVIDE’ for short, was born in 2000 thanks to a group of families with disabled children living in a mountainous area. In the years since then it has predominantly operated in the agricultural sector, with activities such as the biologically certified rearing of laying hens. In 2006, the first course of weaving with handlooms was run that, over the years, has turned into an activity with an ever increasing quality and a growing recognition in the territory.
In 2012 the cooperative joined the “Project Gugjet” scheme promoted by the municipal administration of Tolmezzo, aimed at the spreading of a new symbol of the pride and culture of Carnia.
Starting from the watch making tradition of his family, and thanks to his experience as a descendant of emigrants abroad, the owner Italo Mansutti, has always expressed in his works a sense of belonging to his land.
For example, taking their cue from the tradition of clocks built in Pesariis (Carnia) and utilising regional marbles, the Mansutti jewellers has created the line of wall clocks in marble.
The story of LIVONI S.r.l. began far back in 1895 with the artisan production of chairs and complements for furnishing of the highest quality in wood, and today is one of the few companies in the sector with so much history behind it.
The collaboration with renowned designers has shaped the life of the company from the beginning, and has always guided the evolution of the products in terms of originality, elegance, and of a quality without compromise.
Ceramiche Fabbro is a historic Friulian furnace that was founded in 1919 with the intention of continuing the activity of the master potters of the nineteenth century. Known for its production of handcrafted ceramics that are inspired by the popular culture of the past, in recent decades it has been able to renew itself by also creating a series of new lines and decorations, both of traditional inspiration and of a more modern style.
All the Fabbro ceramics are hand painted, using a skilful combination of colours and brushes.
The Ceramica Pezzetta was the brainchild of Enore Pezzetta who, in 1955, started this new activity to continue his artistic experience as a sculptor. In addition to modern designs, key motifs are the country floral decoration and the more stylised one, inspired by the Friulian ceramics of the 1700s and 1800s, currently produced under the direction of his daughter Mariangela.
The patterns that appear on the Pezzetta ceramics reflect the traditional patterns of Friuli and recall the motifs of the Galvani ceramics, the most important ceramics production of the region in the nineteenth century.