Tradition and Innovation
Since more than half a century Borciani Bonazzi is specialized in the production of fine art brushes.
In 1951, in a small artisan shop in Emilia, Wilma and Arturo Bonazzi, sister and brother, decided to set up their own business after years of training with the local masters, to learn the secrets of traditional gestures, their sequence, and the ability to recognize the most suitable materials for the manufacture of high quality brushes.
Wilma married the young Borciani, and the union of the two surnames gave rise to the brand, which was immediately outstanding for product quality, accurate artisan craftsmanship and courtesy in satisfying the demands of professional restorers and painters who came to the brush factory searching for special tools for their works.
Still today, by repeating like magic the ritual gestures learned over time, the attention to raw materials along with the artisan skills that were never lost in our production, entirely made in Italy, satisfies the most demanding artists, lute makers, gilders and restorers who have preferred us for years.
The expectations of the artists, looking for highest quality Made in Italy brushes, have always been met by the Borciani Bonazzi brushes.
High quality, intense research and innovation applied to tools for ancient painting techniques, have been tested over and over using our artistic brushes.
The fascinating story of Borciani Bonazzi has seen artisan experience applied to important interventions on monuments and works of art in Italy, such as the massive restoration of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and brought to the prestigious national restoration schools of Istituto Centrale di Restauro - Central Restoration Institute in Rome and Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence.
The story of Borciani Bonazzi has further enriched over time, with the development of ancient craftsmanship alongside with research and innovation, offering new products made with traditional accuracy and expertise.