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For over 80 years, Mazzanti Piume has created artificial flowers and feather arrangements, following the solid family tradition, which was passed down for three generations.
The millinery was opened in 1935 in Florence by Natalina Acciai and her husband Lelio Mazzanti. As demand for women’s hats declined in the 60s, their son Maurizio shifted the studio’s focus onto the production of feather boas, working with the Moulin Rouge and the Lidò, and major international fashion houses. The atelier also produced plumes for the armed forces.
In 1997, Duccio Mazzanti, Maurizio’s son, decided to focus on haute couture. In 2005, he created the brand Nanà Firenze (named after his grandmother). The brand embodies all of the experience and creativity of the Mazzanti company, applied to the crafting of headwear.
His headbands and headdresses in feather and silk are true miniature works of art. Mazzanti has also continued the business’s other traditional activities, such as restoration, customised feather dying, appliqués for theatre shows, costumes for films, historical costume and Carnival parades, and so on. Naturally, all pieces are crafted by hand.
For Mazzanti, feathers are a magical, charming accessory, expressing lightness, softness and feminine sensuality.

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A place to discover the feather culture

In Florence there is a place where Lady Gaga would go crazy: it is the Mazzanti Piume workshop. When you enter, you will feel like a seductive fowl, ...

In Florence there is a place where Lady Gaga would go crazy: it is the Mazzanti Piume workshop. When you enter, you will feel like a seductive fowl, or one of those feathered gods of Native American drawings. Duccio, the owner, will lead you through the culture of feather, and will make you discover and admire the feather as you have never done before, its meaning and how to make it. With feathers, the Mazzantis create the most disparate works, such as clothes, hats, draperies, my feathered machinery, and much more.

francesca scolari November 2016
Esperienza in un luogo magico

Sono Francesca, ho passato due giorni in azienda da Duccio Mozzanti ed è stata un'esperienza unica e magica. Ho coronato così un sogno che avevo ...

Sono Francesca, ho passato due giorni in azienda da Duccio Mozzanti ed è stata un'esperienza unica e magica. Ho coronato così un sogno che avevo fin da bambina. Tutto lo staff è fantastico, gentile e molto disponibile. L'atmosfera che si respira è veramente unica. Grazie