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Daniele Nencioni

Daniele Nencioni Woodcarver
Italian, English
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 19:00
+39 055212195
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The wood master

  • • Daniele became an apprentice aged 14
  • • He restores and reproduces antique pieces
  • • He teaches wood carving to aspiring artisans

Daniele Nencioni has been a wood carver since he was 14 years old. He first learned as an apprentice in a workshop in Florence, where his father accompanied him, understanding that the young man was much more drawn to the manual world than to studying. Over the years, Nencioni has become a master of woodcarving, executing reproductions of furnishing accessories, models of bronzes, and restoration work for antiques. He collaborates with architectural firms, international interior designers and renowned museums. His work takes him from restoring parts of famous buildings to creating bespoke pieces of furniture. He believes that behind a piece there must be an artisan who makes it and not a machine. A concept which in the creation of wooden furniture has been lost due to the fashion and demand for mass produced pieces. He maintains that the touch of the human hand can never be truly rivalled.

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This pine wood and iron chandelier was fully hand carved and features sixteen lights. Daniele drew inspiration from the Tuscan style of the 1700s.

Height 120 cm
Circumference 125 cm

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Bas relief

This hand carved bas relief’s detail is a reproduction in pine wood of an Ancient Greek sculpture.

Height 200 cm
Width 100 cm

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Tondo Doni's frame

This faithful frame reproduction of the Tondo Doni by Michelangelo Buonarroti was hand carved by Daniele in gilded lime wood.

Circumference 175 cm

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Cornice della Madonna Della Seggiola

This faithful frame reproduction of the Madonna della Seggiola by Raffaello Sanzio was hand carved by Daniele in pine wood.

Height 150 cm
Width 120 cm

Find Daniele Nencioni in the itinerary

Florence: in the light of the Renaissance
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In the historic city of Florence immerse yourself in craftsmanship that dates as far back as the Renaissance. Follow our recommendations to explore contemporary Florentine craftspeople who are safeguarding centuries-old traditions.

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