Antonio Sciortino’s workshop is located in a formerly industrial area’s courtyard in Milan. This eclectic artist-craftsman has reinterpreted the ancient art of ironwork in an unprecedented manner.
Born in Bagheria, in Sicily, he started learning the ironmonger’s craft at the age of eight in his brother’s workshop. However, it was only at the age of forty that he established his workshop in Milan, after a career as a professional dancer. Stemming from unusual creative combinations, his works rely on “filo cotto”, a rather malleable kind of iron. The other particularity of “filo cotto” is that it can take on a plastic or wooden appearance, and allows for the creation of fluid and dynamic lines evoking “dancing shadows”.
Antonio’s works are flexible and versatile: they have multiple functions and can be arranged in different ways. They are realised on the spot and reworked until they meet his creative imagination. He defines them as “minimal Baroque”, which is a contradiction that is only apparent since, as he says, “if you know the rule you can make exceptions”.
Sciortino also creates furnishing elements or design objects under specific commissions or in order to please guests who fall in love with what they see in his studio and want to buy it for their homes.

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