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Angelo, Gabriele & Gianluca Marchesi

  • Legatoria Conti Borbone
  • Bookbinder
  • Milan, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Angelo, Gabriele & Gianluca Marchesi Bookbinder
Contact
Italian
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 18:30 and Saturday 08:30 - 12:00
Phone:
+39 0286450090
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The culture of beauty

  • • Legatoria Conti Borbone was founded nearly 150 years ago
  • • To this day it is a reference point for artistic bookbinding
  • • The city of Milan awarded it the title of Historical Workshop

The Marchesi brothers Angelo, Gabriele and Gianluca are the direct descendants of Carlo Domenico Conti Borbone, who opened his bookbinding shop in Milan in 1873. Of his many artistic bindings, the Legatoria Conti Borbone still preserves three prestigious and beautifully bound volumes published in 1885 for Cardinal Massaia. In 1919, the original workshop moved to Corso Magenta 31, where the three brothers (since 2000 officially at the helm of the family business) relentlessly continue to expand and innovate their refined products. Wandering amongst the shelves which are piled high in volumes, leather and paper, and into the fascinating atelier with its hundreds of tools, you can get closer to the secrets of a "minor" art, of course, but still an art, as the Marchesi brothers love to say.

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Works

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Photo Album Leonardo

The front cover of this handmade photo album has been made with marbled paper. Cream cardboard was used for the inside, separated by protective tissue overlays.

Height 30 cm
Width 23 cm

Angelo, Gabriele & Gianluca Marchesi Bookbinder
Photo: © Conti Borbone
Photo Album Sonia

The front cover of this handmade photo album has been made with marbled paper. Cream cardboard was used for the inside, separated by protective tissue overlays.

Height 30 cm
Width 23 cm

Angelo, Gabriele & Gianluca Marchesi Bookbinder
Photo: © Conti Borbone
Leather Faux Books Waste Paper Bin

This waste paper basket was handmade with faux book covers made of leather and adorned with gold impressions, hand printed one by one.

Height 30 cm
Width 25 cm
Depth 25 cm

Angelo, Gabriele & Gianluca Marchesi Bookbinder
Photo: © Conti Borbone
Luxury Guestbook

The Luxury Guestbook was hand bound with high quality calf leather. The four front corners were each made of four gold embossed friezes, adorned with four garnet stones set in 925 silver, cabochon cut. In the centre, in gold, an allegorical coat of arms was printed on the dashboard with an empty central space. The back is divided into five boxes delimited by four cords.

Height 42 cm
Width 30 cm

Angelo, Gabriele & Gianluca Marchesi Bookbinder
Photo: © Conti Borbon
Faux Books

These faux books have been covered with leather and adorned individually with gold prints and various titles, genres and authors.

Height 42 cm
Width 30 cm

Angelo, Gabriele & Gianluca Marchesi Bookbinder

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