The story of Antico Setificio Fiorentino has lasted for centuries. Since 1786, antique looms have marked the passing of time in the heart of Florence, weaving precious fabrics for the most demanding customers. A broad palette of materials and patterns, all characterized by fine details, is available: Broccatelle is woven from linen and gold chenille on XVIII century handlooms, Saia Fiorentina is a traditional XIV century fabric made from pure silk or combined with linen, Le Roy was ordered for the first time by Maria de’ Medici. Stefano Ricci, the entrepreneur who revolutionized the world of luxury, took over the production in 2010 and gave back its grandeur to this precious heritage. Today, Antico Setificio Fiorentino realizes products for home decoration and yacht interiors.
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In the centre of Florence, if you still want to hear the wooden looms beating, if you want to lose yourself in a journey between warp and weft, ...
In the centre of Florence, if you still want to hear the wooden looms beating, if you want to lose yourself in a journey between warp and weft, shining fabrics and silks, then you have to visit Antico Setificio Fiorentino. This is a magic place, where time is suspended. I am always dazzled by the brightness of their brocades, the enchanting fabrics and the daring techniques applied to the textiles.