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Having just recently moved from Italy where I was born, raised, and received all my training, I sometimes find that living in a society which worships technology and virtual supports makes me feel like a bit of an outcast. So, here I am, trying to swim against the tide and to share my love and devotion to bookbinding and book restoration. The awareness of my still rudimentary knowledge of the art of bookbinding does not prevent me from manufacturing simple, elegant bindings, which are nonetheless made with the utmost care and diligence.
My products are intended for those of you who still take the time to use pen and paper for the annotation of their daily schedule, of their random thoughts or of mom’s secret recipes. For those of you who enjoy flipping through old family albums and are thrilled when they find a childish love note on the endpaper of their parents’ old books. For those who truly appreciate the difference between mass…

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  • Born on October 21
  • Joined January 4, 2011

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About

Having just recently moved from Italy where I was born, raised, and received all my training, I sometimes find that living in a society which worships technology and virtual supports makes me feel like a bit of an outcast. So, here I am, trying to swim against the tide and to share my love and devotion to bookbinding and book restoration. The awareness of my still rudimentary knowledge of the art of bookbinding does not prevent me from manufacturing simple, elegant bindings, which are nonetheless made with the utmost care and diligence.
My products are intended for those of you who still take the time to use pen and paper for the annotation of their daily schedule, of their random thoughts or of mom’s secret recipes. For those of you who enjoy flipping through old family albums and are thrilled when they find a childish love note on the endpaper of their parents’ old books. For those who truly appreciate the difference between mass produced and hand crafted. And finally for those who know that there is a real significance in the care, thought, and love that goes into something we make with our own hands and hearts.

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