It is our pleasure to tell you about us, our background and our professional experience in this column. We have included some personal “vintage” photos of furniture items that we bought and sold in the past and of the antiques exhibitions in which we participated.
Our story began back in the 1980s when we started to attend the antiques, 20th century products and objets d’art and design fairs that have contributed to making the history of this trade. However, my husband, Alessandro, who comes from a family that has traded in antiques for generations, is going to tell you more. I’ll be back later .
Greetings everyone, Sabrina has asked me to tell you in a nutshell about our journey in the interior decoration sector and I am happy to oblige.
At the end of the 1950s my father opened a cabinetmaking workshop in Rome near Via Salaria, in the Trieste-Parioli neighbourhood, where he began a brilliant career as a cabinetmaker. In spite of the fact that by the end of the ’70s he had opened an antiques gallery in the the Piazza Bologna neighbourhood, he never really abandoned his profession for which he had a real passion.
Also my uncle was a distinguished antiquarian since the 1960s, with a gallery of high-end antique furniture in Viale Regina Margherita, a few steps away from Piazza Buenos Aires (a piazza that is now known as Piazza Quadrata or Piazza della Regina).
I was therefore born into the profession, and this is a major asset for an interior designer. The experience you build up by merely belonging to a family which has been immersed in the art world for generations is a real added value in the craft of a decorator.
I grew up surrounded by furniture, paintings, antique objects of all styles and eras and ever since I was a young boy I attended exhibitions and antiques fairs. Here is a short story of each of these fairs and I’ll start with the one I hold closest to my heart.