Lorenzo & Pierluigi Gallerini
Lorenzo and Pierluigi Gallerini have always been keen on minerals and hard stones, but for many years now their attention has focused on what is called, among many different denominations, “Paesina Stone”.
Their passion leads them to study the areas where they may find suitable rough stones, then to choose which rocks might be hiding suggestive landscapes, to cut them with trepidation awaiting a new discovery and finally this passion accompanies them during the long hours of manual labour necessary to polish the slabs of stones in order to highlight the colours, nuances and designs, using only ancient working techniques.
They are also moved by the desire and the pride of helping to preserve, through their contribution, an ancient tradition based on the knowledge, taste and skills in manual stone workmanship, that in the 16th century found in Florence its highest expression with the foundation of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure.
The Gallerini brothers personally follow each phase of the process with the patience and the determination of those who are accomplishing a mission which is renewed each time a polished stone reaches perfection.
Perhaps it is this “aura” of loving devotion which envelopes these stones, together with the beauty and the uniqueness that nature has endowed them with, that makes them so highly valued and requested by museums and by the most important restorers and collectors in Italy and all over the world.