The historical origins of our handicraft trade dates back to the early 1700, when, as reported in the ancient Parish Archives of Staggia , Bernabei family was practicing the blacksmith art.
In 1840, Giuseppe Bernabei, moved to Fonterutoli (Siena) in order to start working in Razzolini’s blacksmith workshop. In those years he realized the monumental gate of the sixteenth-century Marquises Mazzei ‘s Villa.
Our History from 1700
Blacksmith tradition in Siena – Fonterutoli
In the following years Giuseppe Bernabei married Razzolini’s daughter, changing the name of the blacksmith workshop in Fonterutoli from Razzolini to Bernabei. Eugenio, Ferdinando, Giovanni, Francesco, Eugenio followed in sequence Giuseppe’s tradition, up to Giovanni and Tommaso, who are in charge today.
Over the years Bernabei’s workshop has realized several handcrafted works, from simple and functional articles of common use to unique and elaborate masterpieces.
Our History from 1700Wrought Iron Handcraft
Among all the masterpieces, special mention goes to the main gate of the Buddhist Monastery in Parma, the altar of the Augustinian Nuns Monastery in Lecceto, the copper and wrought iron spot lighting of the crypt in the Basilica of San Bernardino all’Osservanza in Siena, besides numerous other artistic works for private clients in Italy and all around the world.
Today Bernabei family tradition of wrought iron handicraft hands down, from father to son, suiting its products to the needs and the stylistic techniques of the present time.
Ferrobattuto Bernabei - Siena, Italia - P.iva 01302890528 Italian iron handcraft and artistic works for indoor and outdoor furniture in modern and classic italian styles, as fixtures and gates