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Museum Quality Artisanship


History is in the making

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Museum Quality Artisanship


History is in the making

Selling Exhibitions. Unique Commissions. Expert Restorations.

 


 Our master luthier Michel in his violin workshop

Our master luthier Michel in his violin workshop

 Custom intarsia table with variety of ancient marble and stone

Custom intarsia table with variety of ancient marble and stone

IN THE MARKET FOR MASTERPIECES

The world's finest in traditional arts are handcrafted by master artisans following years of training in historic workshops. Manimenti gives you access to these talented artists, including collections curated with biographies, filmed studio visits, translated interviews, and historical context so you can explore the stories that unfold around handmade items and their creators. 

Whether you are interested in an heirloom to mark a family occasion, a home filled with elegant items that inspire, or the simple and profound satisfaction of owning a contemporary artifact, Manimenti's collections are cherished by tastemakers who value excellence and originality.

BEYOND RARE

All of our items are singular pieces made by people, not machines, for those who relish in collecting something utterly irreplaceable. Moreover, many of our artisans work with precious and rare materials such as Egyptian red porphyry. Others hold precious secrets of the trade, like the elusive Cremonese varnish which gave Stradivari violins their iconic red hue. 

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Family Traditions

Artisan techniques have survived over hundreds of years thanks to generations of family tradition.The majority of our artisans work in historic family studios, beginning their study as apprentices during childhood. Through their artistic inheritance, they carry on practices and techniques that take years to master, using methods virtually unchanged since the Renaissance.

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Made in Italy

If you would like a tour of Italian culture and art history while marvelling the living legacy of Italian craftsmanship, we invite you to follow us on social media for a look behind the scenes of our Italian surroundings in Rome and afield.

ACCREDITED MASTERS

Manimenti is curated by scholars in art history with expertise in the museum and auction fields. Each artisan is carefully vetted for certifications, national recognition, and existing relationships with prestigious institutions. Restorers have resumes including museum collections and monuments at sites of UNESCO world heritage from St. Peter's Basilica to the Trevi Fountain.

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Unparalleled Reputation


Excellence in every detail

Unparalleled Reputation


Excellence in every detail

We are the choice for serious connoisseurs, counting royal families, museums, designers, and renowned collectors among our artisans' most frequent clients. Whether you would like to restore precious antiques, create a custom engagement ring, or add exceptional details to an architectural masterpiece, our services are one-of-a-kind. We delight in collaborating on special requests and deliver the best in client service.

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Visit the Workshops


Witness the creative process 

Visit the Workshops


Witness the creative process 

Witnessing the living traditions of our artisans at work in their studios with a virtual peek inside is a precious opportunity. Since all of our items ship directly from these studios, we encourage you have a look at the creative process behind them with our video interviews. Meeting the makers behind Italy's storied artisan workshops is an essential part of discovering the history, process, skill, and passion that go into making collectors' items by hand.