You will have a unique experience in a typical Florentine lab. We will show you our work and under our guidance you will be able to make your own picture frame or furniture. We will explain the various techinique of gold and silver leafing and you will go home with your gilded piece. Our techniques are the same which were used for gilding antiques frames that you will find at the Uffizzi Gallery and other museums in Florence.
Barbara E Luca
Barbara and Luca are the founders of the Spini Lab in Florence. We are experts in decoration and restoration of polychrome and gilded frames and furniture. We learned the traditional Florentine technique at the European Center for Restoration. We are designers as well of contemporary furniture and we go around the world for gilding masterclasses. We love to share our passion with you!
Coffee, soft drinks snacks
Our workshop will take place in the lab of Ernesto Spini, who first opened his atelier in center Florence in 1945 which moved to Scandicci after the flood of 1966 in Florence. Your will have an exclusive access to Ernesto Spini's private archive where are still kept the old drawings and masterpieces.
We will make everything easy for you ! We supply all the products necessary. You will be able to gild a picture frame or a Christmas decoration and take it home with you.