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Furò e Punteruolo

Modern world meets ancient Florentine tradition at Furò e Punteruolo, a workshop and elegant shopfront  producing handcrafted leather bags, belts and articles. Named after the two principal instruments of the trade, the furò and punteruolo, it’s where you can meet Paolo at work. Rolls of jewel-colored leather line the walls, numbered and certified by Tuscan company Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale, which practises an artisan method of vegetable-dyed leather that has its origins in the Renaissance. Drop by and watch the craftsman at work on Via del Giglio, 29/r, tucked in between San Lorenzo and SMN train station.

 

. Only the lingering scent of leather and the sight of Paolo busily working at an island bench indicates that this is, in fact, a bottega producing finely crafted leather bags, belts and various articles from the hands of the man himself.

Rolls of jewel-colored leather line the walls, numbered and certified by Tuscan company Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale, which practises an artisan method of vegetable-dyed leather that has its origins in the Renaissance.

Although Paolo has only been working in leather full-time for six years, he’s already made a name for himself both in Florence and as far afield as Japan.

However, manual dexterity runs in Paolo’s veins; his father and grandfather worked in wood and iron, and he credits them with his ability.

“In Tuscany, manual skill is widespread and forms part of the genetic heritage of the region,” he says.

Indeed, Paolo’s workshop is named after the two principal instruments of the trade: the furò and punteruolo. Drop by and watch the craftsman at work on Via del Giglio, 29/r, tucked in between San Lorenzo and SMN train station.

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