RealKintsugi

Kintsugi the beauty of imperfection

| Cervia, Italy

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To ensure delivery of orders by Christmas, it is advisable to place orders by December 16th.

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Last updated on Nov 7, 2021

- Welcome to Realkintsugi -
To ensure delivery of orders by Christmas, it is advisable to place orders by December 16th.

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Marco Montalti

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About RealKintsugi

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Kintsugi the beauty of imperfections

- RealKintsugi
RealKintsugi is a small business project, founded by Marco Montalti in 2016.
The goal of RealKintsugi is to keeping alive the ancient restoration process of Kintsugi, following the traditional method and spread the knowledge about this fascinating Japanese tradition.

- The Origin
Japan is an amazing country with a millennial fascinating culture.
And is so interesting to discover new stories, new traditions and new customs.
But as it’s happening all over the world, the technology and the contemporary globalised culture is taking over this millennial culture, slowly deleting parts of it.
The traditions started turning from everyday life into memories and is sad thinking that some amazing handicrafts activities are slowly disappearing.
The incredibly thought, delicacy and the sentimental value behind Kintsugi technique are the things which made this project becoming real.
All of the pieces restored by RealKintsugi are the result of years of studies, practise and research.
RealKintsugi is a cultural project, which is trying to revitalise an incredible tradition, to prevent it to be forgotten.
Kintsugi won’t belong only to a museum, but it will be still alive in everyday life.

- A hidden story
The restoration is the thing which makes every single RealKintsugi product unique.
But RealKintsugi is also focusing on the important research of unique and important piece of pottery.
The support is as important as the restoration, and most of the restored pottery on RealKintsugi are the result of years of research in antique stores and markets.
RealKintsugi has the intention to find old damaged pottery with a real story, belonged to someone who loved them, to bring back to a new life.
This important process add an incredible value to each piece, which is a unique and unrepeatable piece of a story, ready to be appreciated again in a new way.

- Behind the scene
RealKintsugi project has been founded by me Marco Montalti, in 2016.
I’m 28, I’m based in Italy and I graduated as architect at the University of Bologna in 2018.
I had a chance to travel in Japan and I started studying Kintsugi in 2015.
I take care of every single task about RealKintsugi, from the research of the pottery, the restoration, the pictures, the design, the orders and the customer service.
This business is something I created completely by myself and since 2016 I put in there all of my energy and investments.
I’m so grateful to all of the customers which supported me during this years, giving me the chance to make this project sustainable keeping alive this antique Japanese traditions.
Thank you.

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  • Marco Montalti

    Proprietario, Creatore, Curatore

    I’m 28, I’m based in Italy and I graduated as architect at the University of Bologna in 2018. I had a chance to travel in Japan and I started studying Kintsugi in 2015. I take care of every single task about RealKintsugi, from the research of the pottery, the restoration, the pictures, the design, the orders and the customer service. This business is something I created completely by myself and since 2016 I put in there all of my energy and investments.

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Last updated on Sep 27, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Every single piece comes wrapped in a kimono silk fabric, enclosed in a handcrafted wooden boxed ready to be given as a gift.

Sizing details

All of the measures are in centimetres and are posted in the description of each single object.
In case of questions feel free to contact me.

Care instructions

Clean the pottery, only if necessary, with a soft cloth.
Don't use the restored pottery with food and liquids, and pay attention to avoid to scratch the gold layer.
Use the silk fabric included in the box to keep the pottery safe.

Wholesale availability

All of the pieces are one of a kind artworks.
Some pottery belong to a pottery set or a collection, so it might look similar.
But each listing is related to one specific and unique piece.