At Il Torchio we continue the antique Fiorentina artisan tradition of bookbinding, creating beautifully crafted products as well as preserving old treasures and exploring new ideas and designs.
Since 1980 we have been located in the heart of Florence, on the left bank of the Arno River in the “Oltrano” where the traditional artisans of Florence create and display in their studios. We are near the Ponte Vecchio on one of the oldest and most beautiful streets in Florence, via dei Bardi, where all of our products are made on site.
We create our products using prestigious materials of the highest quality that are made in Italy. We work with luxurious Florentine leather, printed and hand marbled papers, canvas and binding threads to create photo albums, photo frames, agendas, stationary, luxury objects and covers for our books. Inside the books you will find rich and heavy Fabriano artist papers, artisan paper hand made on site, and a range of textured and weighted papers that have been hand cut and hand sewn to create journals, artist sketch books, writers notebooks and journals that inspire you to fill them.
Whether it’s out of a passion for traditional Florentine artigiani or a search for a stunning book, souvenir or a special gift; you can always find us in the studio creating the next piece.
Photography © Elena Bossio