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THE ART OF FLORENTINE LEATHER


A true artisanal experience in the heart of Florence

 

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THE ART OF FLORENTINE LEATHER


A true artisanal experience in the heart of Florence

 

 

A Destination IN FLORENCE

La Galleria Michelangelo is a shop featuring traditional
Florentine leather fine goods.
It is also a place where you can learn about leather working,
antique book binding, and traditional Florentine paper.
Directly from the artisans.

 
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UNIQUE TAILOR MADE OBJECTS


 

 

UNIQUE TAILOR MADE OBJECTS


 

 

In the field of leather working, our artisans have recovered the art of golden leaf decoration and the burnishing of leather with metal tools and wax, they also continue the tradition of binding and the restoration of antique books.

La Galleria Michelangelo offers a wide assortment of traditional Florentine leather products, together with a series of courses that focus on various techniques of leather treatment, and the working of leather objects, including craft boxes, books, and precious bags.

Our collection also features unique items manufactured on-site, tailor-made by the expert hands of our craftsmen according to the most ancient traditions of Florentine leather.

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THE STORE


THE STORE


The name of our Atelier is inspired by the great Michelangelo, recognized as one of the greatest artists of all time. Sculptor, painter and architect, Michelangelo lived in various places in Florence and also worked in this palace overlooking Santa Croce. His family home, now a museum, is located a short walk from the Galleria.
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MEET THE ARTISANS


MEET THE ARTISANS


Every single piece of leather has a soul: we need to work it with passion and respect for the tradition
— Raffaele De Dominicis

RAFFAELE DE DOMINICIS

LEATHER AND ANTIQUE PAPER

Raffaele is specialized in creating tailor-made leather bags, purses, jewelry boxes and other precious handcrafted objects. 

He holds regular workshops on the art of Florentine leather and paper.

FIND OUT ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

 
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PAPER RESTORATION

Raffaele is also a specialist in antique books restoration and conservation. He has created a series of instructional videos on YouTube that illustrate several techniques on book binding and paper restoration.  

Watch Raffaele in action here.