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ATELIERGK FIRENZE is on the official site of

the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.

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Special thanks to Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte

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ミラノのコロンニ財団公式サイト https://www.instagram.com/fondazionecologni/

に弊社が紹介されました。是非ご覧ください。

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ARTISTIC INSPIRATION

Quotation from Albert Einstein (1879-1955):

“Logic will take you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”

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PLEASURE OF LIFE

People without imagination often ask us: “what is for this empty box?”;

“why is it so expensive? Is there any food inside?” or comment:

“it is waste of money to spend for a paper package to be thrown away”.

Then we answer: “It is said ‘European paper can last for hundreds years,

and Japanese paper can last for one thousand years’.

Restoring antique paper objects everyday for twenty years, we know it is very true.

High-quality paper is an amazingly durable material.

In a paper box, you can put anything you want.  It is all up to you.

You can keep in order and embellish your home at the same time.

We define such functional and decorative objects ‘pleasure of life’”.

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BESPOKE

“Bespoke” is not only for clothes and shoes,

but also for books, decorative objects and art conservation,

and “high quality” has its cost.

Before the Industrial Revolution, bookbinding was

always and only “bespoke” for many centuries.

It is exactly the same tradition that Giannini and Kuwata

continue to practice still today and hope to hand down to the coming centuries.

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好評をいただいた今春に引き続き、ヴェネツィアのジョルジョ・チーニ財団ミュージアムショップに弊社作品が再び加わり、来年もお楽しみいただけます。今回特別制作した限定品もあります。是非お立ち寄りください。ジョルジョ・チーニ財団は、ヴェネツィアのサン・マルコ広場とドゥカーレ宮殿の対岸サン・ジョルジョ・マッジョーレ島に位置し、芸術の保護と推進に世界規模で尽力する財団。今年9月に弊社が「欧州で最も優れた芸術家」の1社に選ばれ招待されたHOMO FABERの会場ともなった思い出深い場所。光栄極まりない。

GIORGIO CINI FOUNDATION, VENICE.

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Special thanks to D’UVA FIRENZE.

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AGK collection at the BOOKSHOP GIORGIO CINI FOUNDATION, VENICE.

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Special thanks to D’UVA FIRENZE.

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FLORENTINE CHRISTMAS LOG

Brief introduction

The origin of the Florentine Christmas Log dates back to the Middle Ages. It was a custom mainly among farmers. Initially they were simple tree trunks collected from the woods. The best one was then put on the fire to burn on Christmas Eve. If it was still burning on the morning of the 25th, it was considered a sign of prosperity for the coming year.

In time, tradition changed and it became common to construct the pyramidal framework which we know today. It was made up of three poles, four pine cones and triangular shaped shelves. These were then decorated with ribbons and dried fruit. More elaborate ones were embellished with toys, dates, pieces of panforte and the Nativity Crib was displayed on the lowest shelf.

Half way through the 19th century it disappeared, but thanks to the English community resident in Florence, it reappeared briefly in the 20th century.

The Florentine Christmas Log is a symbol of unity, family, strength and positivity.

photo: Bespoke Florentine Christmas Log, carved, gilded, painted and wax-finished entirely by hand by Maestro Omero Soffici.

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