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Maurizio Betti

  • La bottega di Betti
  • Woodworker
  • Santarcangelo Di Romagna, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Maurizio Betti Woodworker
Contact
Italian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3472694118
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The aviary maker

  • • Maurizio’s father was a restorer and a lacquerer
  • • His partner Loredana is a professional decorator
  • • He has a deep interest in ornithology

Maurizio Betti inherited his interest in craft activities from his father Pasquale, who was in the 1970s an official restorer for the Municipality of Rimini: he helped restore the famous and beautiful Roman mosaic that depicts the ancient port of Rimini. Genuine art, in Maurizio’s opinion, "is about truth, goodness and beauty": that’s why his greatest masterpieces are the big and scenographic aviaries, which protect birds from cold and bad weather. Maurizio has loved birds ever since he was a child: his grandfather was a gardener and taught him a lot about nature and animals. Today Maurizio works with his partner Loredana, a professional decorator, and his son Jonathan. Together they run a workshop located in an old stable surrounded by a fairytale garden.

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Works

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Voliera Cineseria

Wooden birdcage for indoor use. It features an elongated octagonal base, two doors with a sliding chest compartment underneath, internal and external removable nests, ceramic drinking fountain with running water system and an internal led lighting system. Decorated with exotic birds, gold leaf and black and china red lacquer. Demountable and equipped with wheels. Its interior offers a good quality of life to its guests.

Height 300 cm

Maurizio Betti Woodworker
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Voliera Inseparabile

Birdcage for a pair of lovebirds with wheels and sliding curtains. Internally lined with sheet metal to protect the wood from gnawing parrots. Equipped with a sliding drawer, side doors, external inspection nests and a ceramic tray for water and food. The roof is surmounted by the ceramic portrait of the two guests of the house. Finely decorated with birds and dragonflies.

Height 260 cm

Maurizio Betti Woodworker
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Voliera Pagoda

Wooden birdcage for indoor or porch use, of oriental inspiration. It features an octagonal base, two opening doors, a sliding chest of drawers with a large compartment underneath. Completed with nests, headrests, water and food trays. Handcrafted and lacquered in sugar paper and ivory colour. Demountable and equipped with wheels. Its spacious and bright interior offers a good quality of life to its guests.

Height 300 cm

Maurizio Betti Woodworker
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Cuccia per cane

The kennel is handcrafted in marine plywood. The roof can be opened for a better maintenance and cleaning of the interior. It is customizable with the name of the dog on the cartouche placed above the entrance, lacquered with the best paints to withstand the elements.

Height 74 cm

Maurizio Betti Woodworker
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Voliera Pantheon

Restoration of an original birdcage from the 1800s. It features a wheeled base, four columns, four garland silhouettes, and a sliding wooden dresser that support it and enhance its practicality. Decorated and lacquered by hand.

Height 170 cm

Maurizio Betti Woodworker

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