Makes you feel home. In Florence.
The Archivio Storico Foto Locchi, under the protection of the Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities and containing material of unequalled historic and artistic value, is considered one of the world’s foremost collections of its kind.
A continually expanding corpus of images, which thanks to recent acquisitions now counts upwards of 5 million photographs recounting the history of Florence and Tuscany from the 1930s to the present, preserved in the form of the original negatives.
Images from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and fashion, and reportages of great events in history – as well as “minor” picturesque fragments that tell of customs and daily life, yesterday as today.
The Foto Locchi mission is and always has been to keep alive the Archivio’s exceptional heritage and the immense iconographic wealth it represents, and to make it available to the public, that it may become not only an avant-garde tool but also a point of reference and a source of inspiration for companies, professionals, scholars and students, and aficionados of photography and history.
In March 2014 the new website www.fotolocchi.it was inaugurated.
In 1924, landscape photographer Tullio Locchi, also an esteemed war photographer and official photographer to the royal family, decided to found a studio and shop in the city center: Foto Locchi in Piazza Vittorio, today’s Piazza della Repubblica.
Giorgini Archive manages the most important documentation on the birth of Made in Italy as a brand.
Collection includes photographs, letters, invitations, programs, press releases, magazines and newspapers on early Italian Fashion.
In 2001 Neri Fadigati, G. B. Giorgini grandson, established Giorgini Archive as a no profit organization.
Giovanni Battista Giorgini spent his entire life to promote and export Italian high quality handcrafts. He opened his buying office in 1923, and traveled to North America, presenting a collection of selected samples to the most important department stores.
On February 12, 1951 he organized the First Italian High Fashion Show, at his home in Florence. Then he directed the shows, in the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti, contributing to the worldwide success of Made in Italy.
Neri Fadigati, Giorgini grandson, established the Archive in 2001, to manage the materials documenting his grandfather activity.
Collection includes photographs, letters, invitations, programs, press releases, magazines and newspapers. Some are in the V&A Museum show “The Glamour of Italian Fashion” that will next tour to the USA, until 2015.
The owners of the antique shop Traslucido, both graduated at Accademy of Belle Arti in Florence in scenography and painting, opened the antique shop in Florence in 1985.
They like best Liberty and Decò ,historical periods dated 1940-1950 of both Italian and Europen nineties. They select carefully furniture, pottery and glasswork items, for the lighting chandeliers, lighting fittings, reading lamps and appliques, paintings and sculptures of Italian school and others countries as well.
Particular attention is to the quality and the rareness of each article so that customers can always find the right offer.
You can find manufactured articles like tables, sideboards, armchairs and sofas of the most prestigious Italian and European furniture-makers of nineties.
Among ceramics you can find works of authors like Gio Ponti, Galileo Chini, Cantagalli, among glassworks and Murano lightings you can find factories like Venini, Seguso, Barovier.
Two large exhibitions, the first one in Via Maggio 11/r and the other one inside prestigious Palazzo Ricasoli in Via Maggio 7, give you the oppurtunity of appreciate a large quantity of articles and variety of choice.
What is real in a world invaded by texts and images? What is hidden behind our personal vision of things? How can one set and develop a coherent photographic reportage?
Creating personal photographs different from the mass of images which we are invaded by daily seems like an impossible task.
The secret is slowing down, reflecting, and using essential instruments, whose limitations becoming a starting point to then expand our visual capacities.
At the forefront for over a 100 years, Leica has realized a camera capable of going beyond technical limitations and allowing emotions to emerge.
In 1914 Leica revolutionized photography forever, becoming a point of reference for the best photographers in the world.
The secret? Don’t just make cameras, create immortal values, combining clever design and exceptional craftsmanship.
DOGUE, Australia’s favourite dog brand has finally arrived in Europe and is thrilled to be associated with The Lungarno Collection of hotels.
DOGUE opened its first store in Sydney in 1988 and was Australia’s first dog boutique. Known for its luxurious bedding and custom made outfits, DOGUE – The House of Canine Couture, catered to every dog’s whim and their owners desires.
Here you could find a dog bed to match your lounge room, food bowls too good to serve dinner in, collars covered in jewels and outfits inspired by the latest fashions.
In 2004 DOGUE began wholesaling its exclusive range of products and today their range can be found in over 600 stores across Australia.
DOGUE continues to lead the way when it comes to doggie must haves, their products are fresh, fun, unique and fashionable. All accessories are designed by DOGUE founder Simone Kingston, and together with her partner Tony Kingston have recently moved to Florence to set up an office to work on the expansion of their brand into Europe.
The very lucky dogs staying at The Portrait Hotel, Firenze will be welcomed on arrival with a “G’Day Mate Aussie Animal” toy, theirs to keep, take to the park, carry across the Arno, or save it to play with when they return to the hotel.
They will sleep and relax in complete comfort in one of DOGUE’s soft, luxurious beds and eat in style out of one of their stunning bowls.
Dogs can now experience their own piece of 5 star luxury when visiting Florence.