Mario Sernesi, a man of great insights founded the brand’s artistic Porcelain Manufactory in 1948 in Florence, a place already steeped in tradition and passion for the noble material.
From the outset, the company could then enjoy a big privilege to start already with a production of the highest quality, given the experience and high professionalism of Tuscan artisan culture. The brand chose the finest porcelain that cooks to “gran foco” according to ancient traditions to 1330 °, and from this arises the depth and purity of white that makes the brand its “atout”.
The abundance in the use of 24 carat gold, or platinum, the sign of the hand of man, the nature of matter and memory, make each object unique, precious and unrepeatable. Manual intelligence and passion, respect and reverence for the history, art of know-how: Le Porcellane, Home and Lighting and is a senior of handmade in Italy.
The production declines in forms for the light and furnishings: animals, figures, Renaissance forms are the basis of the research object, which can become light and light dressing of prestige. Infinitive forms, sinuous, seductive, essential, talk about passion for the subject and experimentation. These charming objects are enhanced by fine raw materials and traditional craftsmanship. Uniqueness is ensured by infinite ways of customizing products: maintaining their fundamental features while extending these to suit individual demands and tendencies, and expanding current ideas to harmoniously include past and present for personal touches that become appealing objects.
Established in 1948 by Mario Sernesi, in the artisan ceramics district of Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence, Le Porcellane was founded by a far-sighted man who built up a successful business over the years, basing his progress on the values of tradition and quality. The handing over of the helm to the daughter Felicita Sernesi since 1979, and his nephew Giacomo Lucibello since 2004, represents that generational transfer typical of great artistic and artisan heritages. Giacomo has grown and developed within the company, both as a man and a professional, and it is with the passion and skill that he has inherited that he sets out on a journey which starts from the past and looks to the future.
In 2008 founded Brigantino Srl, his new society that invested on new foreign markets and grown up the brand Le Porcellane Home and Lighting.
Porcelain is the lynchpin of elegance and style and Le Porcellane has always interpreted this wealth, safeguarding a great tradition, enhancing it and creating a unique and absolutely inimitable style. Employing ancient sculpting methods to forge every item and hand decoration techniques, the new creations will always be based on the reference points of beauty, quality and preciousness.
“…at a time when everyone is looking towards the outside, we looked inside ourselves and created a new company which is already sixty years old, has strong values and is the keeper of great traditions. We have combined new ideas and the profound conviction that beauty, handcrafting and quality are timeless values. All you have to do is add some dreams.”
Over sixty years’ experience and skilled artisanship have produced objects and decorations among the best porcelain products made in Italy. For the home and for lighting. All parts are strictly hand-made. The charm and style of these objects are continuously repeated thanks to long-standing top-quality craftsmanship.
Hand made in Italy
Over the years, close attention to the stylistic evolution of living has led to changes in patterns, colours and decorations to contemporary influences that interact with the recovery of the tradition, from the choice of precious materials such as gold and platinum up the realization of the work, strictly by hand, with a precious and well known “Handmade in Italy”.
The porcelain “gran foco” is made following the ancient craft techniques, manual processing and the slow cooking process at 1330°. These charming objects are enhanced by fine raw materials and traditional craftsmanship: each mark, fold and line is entirely unique, revealing an artistic hand with its careful and generous irregular lines and reintroducing delightfully unique objects not to be found in standard production.