Heir to the manufactory founded by Giuseppe Lisio in Florence in 1906, the primary objective of Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio is to keep alive and hand down the art of hand-weaving in silk, gold and silver. To this end, the foundation conducts actual production as well as teaching and cultural activities.
Who we are
Immersed in the lush green of the Florentine hills, we champion the ancient traditions of hand-weaving silk with gold and silver. Our spaces are dominated by great late 19th-century hand-operated looms, the ideal ‘machines’ for creating exclusive fabrics under the skilful hands of master weavers who still work just as hand-weavers have for centuries. We promote the art of weaving by offering targeted teaching activities and professional certification courses that unite theory and practice to provide full-round, impeccable training.