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Giancarlo Rossi - The Dusty Windowshop

Cortona, Tuscany

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Announcement    Artwork by Giancarlo Rossi, third generation craftsman and artist from the oldest workshop in Cortona.

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2020

Artwork by Giancarlo Rossi, third generation craftsman and artist from the oldest workshop in Cortona.

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  • Rebecca on May 20, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    The print is gorgeous. The colors are vivid and even prettier in person! It shipped on time for my sister’s birthday as expected. Very pleased!

  • Michelle on May 19, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    To celebrate our 4 year anniversary, I wanted to get my husband a traditional gift, which is fruits/flowers. Since my husband and I got to meet and spend time with Giancarlo while in Cortona for our honeymoon, I realized this would be the perfect gift. We are very happy now that we own our own piece, a gift that will have so much sentimental value to us for many years to come.

  • Michele on Apr 6, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Visited Cortona and just fell in love with this charming shop. One of a kind gifts, that are just breath taking and flawless. Got an apple to give as a gift to a friend, and now I finally got mine to display on my table. Not something that you can find in the states. Just amazing!!!

  • Michele on Apr 6, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely beautiful!! A very delicate item, that goes well with my collection from The Dusty Window-shop. I'm looking forward to adding more of Giancarlo's work.

  • Erik on Apr 2, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful craftsmanship and a pleasure speaking with Giancarlo who helped me find just the right piece. Great communication and fast shipping. Would definitely purchase his work again. You won't be disappointed! Excellent memory from Cortona!

  • Erik on Apr 2, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful craftsmanship and a pleasure speaking with Giancarlo who helped me find just the right piece. Great communication and fast shipping. Would definitely purchase his work again. You won't be disappointed! Excellent memory from Cortona!

  • John on Feb 14, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I recently purchased and just received a turned holly goblet from Giancarlo to add to our collection. It is stunningly beautiful. Giancarlo is an extraordinarily talented, meticulous artist. I am honored to own many of his pieces and admire them everyday.

  • James Boggs on Jan 26, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Giancarlo is a talented artist! We love having a piece of his work in our home. He is conscientious and ensured my package arrived in good condition; even offering to send another print if it was damaged in any way. So many great items from his shop, I will be purchasing items from him again!!

  • Rachelle on Dec 26, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    What a beautiful piece of art and craftsmanship. It is clear how much work goes into his craft, passed down from generations. Giancarlo was attentive to update me and put a lot of care into the packaging and shipping. I was so excited to give my dad this special apple for Christmas. He loves it. I’m so glad I decided to order it and we can’t wait to visit his shop in Cortona someday.

  • Glenn on Dec 25, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I’ve known Giancarlo for 16 years, privileged to see him grow from a smart, curious boy to a remarkably skilled artisan/artist. It is thrilling to add another piece to our collection, allowing us to feel a connection to the enduring legacy of this shop and 100 years old family enterprise. Thank you Giancarlo for creating these gems to brighten our lives. Buona Festa!

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The workshop's existence dates back to the beginning of the 1900's, when Armando Rossi became a woodworker's apprentice, at first in a workshop in Cortona which still built wagons and carriages, then in Rome in a company that fabricated doors, windows, and cabinets. At last he returned to Cortona to open his own workshop at the end of the 1920s. Except for three years during WWII, when Armando was called to arms, the workshop has remained active until today.
His son Umberto took over after returning from Montreal, where he had made a living and refined his skills in the workshop of an Italian woodworker and other european craftsmen.
Umberto improved the quality of the cabinetmaking not only by reviewing the technical aspects, but also by making the hardware himself, including the keys and the doorlocks.
For various reasons he was forced to gradually reduce the production of cabinets, but putting his knowledge and skill to work he created pieces that brought the workshop to even a higher level of renown.
In the year 2014, Giancarlo, the son of Umberto, followed his father's footsteps, thus maintaining alive the knowledge and traditions, and keeping well-sharpened the tools of this ancient craft.

L'esistenza di questa bottega risale agli inizi del 1900, quando Armando Rossi cominciò il suo apprendistato, dapprima in una bottega dove si costruivano barrocci, poi a Roma in una compagnia che fabbricava porte, finestre e mobili. Infine tornò a Cortona per aprire la propria bottega, alla fine degli anni '20.
Tralasciando i tre anni quando Armando fu chiamato alle armi durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale, la bottega è rimasta attiva fino ad oggi.
Successivamente il figlio Umberto prese in mano il mestiere, dopo essere ritornato da Montreal, dove era vissuto ed aveva affinato le proprie abilità nel laboratorio di un falegname italiano ed altri artigiani europei.
Umberto perfezionò la qualità nella fabbricazione dei mobili non solo revisionando gli aspetti tecnici, ma anche facendo da sé le parti in ferro battuto, chiavi, serrature e cerniere.
Per vari motivi fu gradualmente costretto a ridurre la produzione di mobili, ma riuscì a utilizzare le conoscenze e le tecniche per la creazione di pezzi che diedero alla bottega ancora più prestigio.
Nel 2014, Giancarlo, figlio di Umberto, proseguì nelle orme del padre, così mantenendo vive le conoscenze e le tradizioni, e mantenendo ben affilati gli arnesi di questo antico mestiere.

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Last updated on Oct 14, 2017
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