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Tracing Venice

Cosimo de Vita

Chair maker

Cosimo de Vita comes from a family of artisans, he carries on the family tradition by creating exquisite wooden chairs decorated with the architectonic masterpieces of Florence – a way for expat Florentines to feel back in their home town, and for all those who love Florence to bring a piece of the city’s beauty and artisanal tradition into their houses. Cosimo considers himself both an artisan and artist, stating that “artists have the vision but they don’t always have the savoir-faire” and vice-versa. He is worried that craftmanship in Florence would become somewhat of a tourist attraction: “Being an artisan is not about entertaining a crowd, it is about working and creating things with your hands.”

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Via de'Bardi 28 Rosso, 50125, Florence, Italy
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