About

ATELIERGK FIRENZE

HISTORY

Giannini and Kuwata established ATELIERGK FIRENZE in 2010,

integrating six generations of family history and over twenty years experience

in bookbinding, conservation and crafting of novelty items.

Traditional Florentine techniques merge with Japanese meticulous attention

to the aesthetic details, using high quality materials and equipment

aiming to produce and restore functional luxury items for the home.

They operate on the philosophy of:

“striving for perfection and innovation without neglecting the past,

in creating art pieces to be preserved over the coming centuries.”

COLLECTION

1) prêt à porter

2) made to order

3) made to measure

4) master pieces for collections, exhibitions and international competitions

SERVICES

Hand bound books in traditional and contemporary styles

Design bindings for collectors and libraries

Desk top objects and decorative items for the home

Foil lettering and tooling on fine leather

Decorative onlay and inlay on fine leather

Photo albums and frames

Boxes and portfolios

Decorative mounts for prints, drawings and photographs

Paper and book conservation and restoration

Private lessons in bookbinding and art conservation

Hand marbled paper and printed paper

Greeting cards and business cards

MEDIA AND COLLABORATION

Luxos Magazine, Milan-Rome-Venice-Florence spring/summer issue,

feature “Made in Florence”, 2018.

Bookshop Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2018.

Trunk Show, Hankyu Umeda, Osaka, Japan, 2017.

Museum shop Gifu City Museum Of History,

exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci e Michelangelo”, Gifu, Japan, 2017.

Museum shop Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum,

exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci e Michelangelo”, Tokyo, Japan, 2017.

Artemest, Milan, 2017.

Pitti Filati, installation “Make it”, Florence, 2015.

BS Asahi, Japan, 2015.

Rai 2, 2015.

Corriere Fiorentino, 2015.

Museum shop Bunkamura The Museum, exhibition

“Botticelli and the Renaissance in Florence”, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.

NHK “Songs”, Japan, 2012.

EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS

Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition,

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2016.

Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition,

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2013.

Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition,

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2012.

Designer Bookbinders International Competition, Oxford, 2012.

XI F.I.R.A., ARA Suisse, Château d’Aigle, 2012.

Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato, Florence, 2012.

Mostra “Quando il legatore incontra Cesare Pavese”, Rome, 2011.

X F.I.R.A., ARA Belgica, Bruges, 2011.

Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato, Florence, 2011.

MACEF, Milano, 2011.

Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato, Florence, 2010.

MACEF, Milan, 2010.

Maison & Objet, Paris, 2010.

Mostra “Quando il legatore incontra Cesare Pavese”, Turin, 2009.

Designer Bookbinders International Competition, Oxford, 2009.

Work has been selected for a touring exhibition in the U.S.A.

Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato, Florence, 2009.

Mostra di Antiquariato e Arte Moderna, Florence, 2009.

VIII F.I.R.A., ARA Suisse, Fribourg, 2002.

II Mostra Internazionale “Il Cantico delle Creature”, Macerata, 2002.

VII F.I.R.A., ARA Grecia, Athens, 2002.

VI F.I.R.A., ARA Italia, Venice, 1999.

CONTACT

ATELIERGK FIRENZE

Borgo San Frediano 133R

50124 Florence ITALY

ateliergk@gmail.com

https://www.instagram.com/ateliergk_firenze/

https://www.facebook.com/ateliergkfirenze/

Open from Monday to Saturday

Closed on Sunday and national holidays

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