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Alvise Boccanegra

Alvise Boccanegra Furniture restorer
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+39 3284221136
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When restoration is a way of life

  • • This is a craft that is handed down from workshop to workshop
  • • Alvise worked two jobs to support himself at the beginning
  • • He is only satisfied when he gives his best

After a few years at university, where he studied chemistry applied to conservation, Alvise Boccanegra understood that he had different dreams. So he made contact with a restoration workshop inside the Curia of San Marco, where he met his master, Maximilian Leuthenmayr, and remained for the next seven years. He credits his master for having "a deep desire to convey his knowledge, while normally craftsmen don't reveal their secrets". A few years later, Alvise set up on his own. "It was hard at the beginning, when I opened my workshop," he says. "It’s not that easy to convince customers to trust you. Now I can’t complain, there’s so much work."

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