In Venice there are craftsmen who make real works of art. We point out some laboratories that are worth to visit during your stay in Venice.
The first is Livio De Marchi, an artist of the wood, the Venetian that transforms any object of everyday life in wood: from jackets to hats, from ties to underwear, from umbrellas to bags to get to huge objects like cars or motorcycles. His sculptures seem really true and you will surely enchant. A visit to his gallery in San Samuele Salizzada ( between Palazzo Grassi and Campo Santo Stefano) is a must you can not miss. For information www.liviodemarchi.com .
Another step is in San Lio, near the Ponte delle Paste, home to the craft shop of shoes Giovanna Zanella . In this small laboratory, Giovanna makes boots, sandals, moccasins , slippers, inspired by the classics are revisited but with fantasy shapes and bright colors . Footwear that will surprise you between fringes and nylon, leather and cobra heads . Try it ! For information www.giovanannazanella.it.
If you want a particular bijoux then your meta are the Fratelli Attombri, whose laboratory studio is located under the arches of the Rialto Bridge: jewelry- glass sculpture that revisit the ancient tradition, loved and worn even by Antonella Ruggiero. Or, if you want something in gold and silver, then find yourself in the jewelry Costantini on the Ponte della Fava, including necklaces , earrings and rings that look like lace.
It seems that in Venice in 1200 is the first costruissero glasses of history. Today from Micromega, in Calle delle Ostreghe 1436 in San Marco, you can buy the lightest eyewear in the world according to the patent of Robert Carlon that amazes with its titanium frames as light as a feather. For those who want to combine tradition with technology, charming design.
The vintage victim that loves the crazy glasses, that were worn by Peggy Guggenheim, find valid reproductions of them of the shop of the Guggenheim Museum.
In Calle del Fumo, Fondamente Nove, instead there is the printing house of Gianni Basso. Inside there are still machines and antique tools with which realizes woodcuts, nineteenth-century views and, above all, original business cards that will accompany you in your work and in your life.
For your home, however, take a trip to Campo San Barnaba . Here you will find the shop Madeira, which sells handicrafts and contemporary tableware design . Each object within this store museum is handmade and is special for both those who produce it and for those who will receive it. A safe and timeless gift .