storied ii: segreto
The Florentine artistry preserved by Donato, Graziano, Serafino and Luca is expressed in gold leaf and sparkling, hand-tied crystals.
Seeing the great beauty that has come from their hands leaves the four artisan-partners with a satisfaction they have a hard time putting into words. They took over this small lighting factory from a painter named Pietro. With a deep and lasting love of this learned artistry, the men continue to work on these installations every day.
Influenced by nature and classic ornate metalwork, they create. Using raw, essential materials. Experimenting with modern finishes. Knowing, that to ensure the beauty of their work will not be lost, they must reinvent it. And they do. In forms meant to be shared. It feels symbolic, the soft glow cast by each sculpture. Just as their influence is cast over the younger workers. Proudly watching them come to love the craft they’ve spent their lives preserving. For more than 40 years, this found family continues on.
Rendering raindrops. Capturing sunlight as it darts and dances over buds and branches. Illuminating room after room after room. As well as those within them.
STORIES OF OUR ITALY
Presenting Bellissimo Segreto
Join us on a journey across Italy, visiting artisan partners whose stories are as remarkable as the pieces they create.
A Golden Thread
In a century-old textile mill near Lake Como, where a single thread connects passion and place, artisan weavers carry forth a tapestry of tradition.
The Essence of Yesterday
Brushstrokes as charming as the man who laid them. Here, in his work and words, a painter shares the sun-dappled soul of his beloved studio.
Flowers Meant For Sky
Expressed in gold leaf and sparkling, hand-tied crystals, four artisan-partners forge chandeliers with a deep and lasting love.
The Embrace of Centuries
Generations of craftsmen sketch, cut, assemble, stain, and upholster, carrying the legacies of those who came before them.
The Echo of the Hills
Winding up a steep, narrow road in Carrara, distant mountaintops trace the sky. Holding high a supply of marbled treasure.
The Artistry of Our Italy
Crafted beyond compare and curated over decades, John Reed reflects on more than 30 years of the Arhaus Italian Collection.