artisans

The Artisans

Artisans from every Italian region unclose their shops’ doors, from the largest to the tiniest atelier, in a virtual shop where you can choose the uniqueness of high quality Italian products at a fair price. Meet our artisans.

nicola putignano

Nicola Putignano

The passion for the art world is a distinctive trait in the Putignano family. It was Bartolo, Nicola’s uncle, who created his “Bottega d’Arte” together with his brother in 1999. Today Nicola manages the family business with dedication and commitment, aiming to create unique and innovative pieces of furniture, and giving new life to the old ones. Wood is his passion and source of inspiration combined with a non-stop search for original styles and finishes through the recovery of old or waste materials.

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Atelier Amelia Alessia Cristaldi

Pattern maker, seamstress, in love with her Sicily, personalizes her hand-made garments with prints taken from her watercolors. Amelia Alessia Cristaldi took her first steps in the handmade world in 2001 after graduating in Architecture. She specializes in modeling that allows her to give shape to the clothes she has been designing since she was a child. In 2016 she created the first collection of handmade dresses for women and girls where she displays all her skills: sewing, modeling and painting. It is precisely from the way of painting the fashion sketches that the subjects inspired by Sicily are born: a reinterpretation of the shapes and colors typical of the Sicilian tradition.

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Olive Arte in rame

OliveArte in Rame

Vito learned the art of working with copper, brass, steel and iron in the family workshop. His father Angelo, a craftsman and master of this technique, inherited the business from his family: a history of passion and love for this work spanning over 90 years. Today Vito reinterprets the tradition of Italian craftsmanship in an original and innovative way, offering a series of elegant and impactful pieces for modern furniture.

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Maioliche Pugliese

Maioliche Pugliese

Vito Pugliese opened his atelier in 2002, he was only 21 at the time, and since then he has devoted himself to the world of ceramic. His works are unique, hand decorated items: collectible plates, furnishing, chandeliers, all entirely handcrafted. The tradition of Apulian ceramic, the ancient art of hand craftsmanship and the innovative vision of this young artisan mark all his works.

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Ledison

Antonio Edison Petrosillo, has been devoted to carving and building small furniture since he was a boy. After graduating, he decided to transform his passion into a career by creating his own brand: Ledison. By combining creativity and the innovation of original technical solutions, Edison imagines and studies many customized solutions according to the various environments he has to bring lighting to. His creations are completely handmade and can be tailored to all types of contexts, mingling aesthetics with technical needs.

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Valentina De Carolis

Valentina De Carolis carries on her passion for ceramics by designing products that are crafted through the collaboration of different artisans. They are table and kitchen accessories, vases, lamps and furnishing items. In her pieces, different materials such as stone, ceramic and metals are mixed, to create contrasts that are both visual and material. Constantly pursuing an expressive language capable of storytelling and of conveying emotions, without sacrificing functionality.

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nicola putignano

Nicola Putignano

The passion for the art world is a distinctive trait in the Putignano family. It was Bartolo, Nicola’s uncle, who created his “Bottega d’Arte” together with his brother in 1999. Today Nicola manages the family business with dedication and commitment, aiming to create unique and innovative pieces of furniture, and giving new life to the old ones. Wood is his passion and source of inspiration combined with a non-stop search for original styles and finishes through the recovery of old or waste materials.

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Atelier Amelia Alessia Cristaldi

Pattern maker, seamstress, in love with her Sicily, personalizes her hand-made garments with prints taken from her watercolors. Amelia Alessia Cristaldi took her first steps in the handmade world in 2001 after graduating in Architecture. She specializes in modeling that allows her to give shape to the clothes she has been designing since she was a child. In 2016 she created the first collection of handmade dresses for women and girls where she displays all her skills: sewing, modeling and painting. It is precisely from the way of painting the fashion sketches that the subjects inspired by Sicily are born: a reinterpretation of the shapes and colors typical of the Sicilian tradition.

Discover More
Olive Arte in rame

OliveArte in Rame

Vito learned the art of working with copper, brass, steel and iron in the family workshop. His father Angelo, a craftsman and master of this technique, inherited the business from his family: a history of passion and love for this work spanning over 90 years. Today Vito reinterprets the tradition of Italian craftsmanship in an original and innovative way, offering a series of elegant and impactful pieces for modern furniture.

Discover More
Maioliche Pugliese

Maioliche Pugliese

Vito Pugliese opened his atelier in 2002, he was only 21 at the time, and since then he has devoted himself to the world of ceramic. His works are unique, hand decorated items: collectible plates, furnishing, chandeliers, all entirely handcrafted. The tradition of Apulian ceramic, the ancient art of hand craftsmanship and the innovative vision of this young artisan mark all his works.

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Ledison

Antonio Edison Petrosillo, has been devoted to carving and building small furniture since he was a boy. After graduating, he decided to transform his passion into a career by creating his own brand: Ledison. By combining creativity and the innovation of original technical solutions, Edison imagines and studies many customized solutions according to the various environments he has to bring lighting to. His creations are completely handmade and can be tailored to all types of contexts, mingling aesthetics with technical needs.

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Valentina De Carolis

Valentina De Carolis carries on her passion for ceramics by designing products that are crafted through the collaboration of different artisans. They are table and kitchen accessories, vases, lamps and furnishing items. In her pieces, different materials such as stone, ceramic and metals are mixed, to create contrasts that are both visual and material. Constantly pursuing an expressive language capable of storytelling and of conveying emotions, without sacrificing functionality.

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