Florenceart.net Studio d’Arte is featured in Maria Yiannikkou’s ‘Inspiration section’ in the November 2013 issue of World of Interiors.
The work presented is a wooden ‘cassapanca’ or bench seat, a decorative piece typically found in the grand foyers of Tuscan Villas.
Maria asked for details about the process of commissioning this piece:
Alison Woolley: ”I design the furniture piece for the carpenter first, then design and execute the painted decoration. I concentrate on the style and proportions, and details of the client’s needs. Custom decoration work of this type allows for many personal touches like the addition of family coat of arms, and the adjustment of the colours with an eye to where the piece will be installed.
A careful study of historical models and many years of familiarity with Florentine antiques give me the basis for creating the design. For the execution I use traditional materials like gesso, casein paints, and waxes because I believe their beauty to be unsurpassed by modern materials.”