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Duccio Mazzanti

Duccio Mazzanti Featherworker
Italian, English
By appointment only
+39 055431752
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As light as a feather

  • • Duccio creates bespoke pieces for clients and has his own line, Nanà
  • • He makes costumes for theatre, cinema and carnivals
  • • He inherited the passion from his grandmother, Natalina Mazzanti

In 1935 his grandmother, Natalina Mazzanti, began her craft by transforming feathers and silk flowers into precious ornaments for hats and dresses. In 1997, Duccio Mazzanti, her nephew, gave the company a new look, focusing production on high fashion. In 2005, he created the brand Nanà Firenze (named after his grandmother Natalina), an expression of the experience and creativity of the firm Mazzanti. He started to create headbands and hair accessories with feathers and silk, real works of art in miniature form. Duccio continued the other activities linked to the workshop: today his collaboration is requested by designers involved in haute couture, art and culture. Everything is made by hand in an artisanal way. For Duccio, feathers are an absolutely magical and fascinating expression of lightness and sensuality.

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Handcrafted feather piece. All the feathers used in Mazzanti’s creations adhere to CITES standards.

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Handcrafted feather fish.

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Handcrafted feather headbands.

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Handcrafted colourful feather egg.

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Handcrafted feather cape.

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