Studio Artifex was founded in 1991 by Stefano Bigi, Marco Lapi, Claudio Lastrucci and Marco Rossi in Terranuova Bracciolini, a Tuscan medieval town between Florence, Siena and Arezzo, known best for its proximity to the picturesque vineyards of Chianti Classico. In over years, its founding members have been joined by Alessio Agnoletti, Enzo Monini, Simone Tellini and Stefano Fabbroni. The Studio operates as an integrated multi-disciplinary team through the headquarter in Italy and offices in Russian Federation to acquire and develop work projects in partnership with management, architects, engineers and designers.
Artifex is today a team of more than 10 highly specialized professionals in architecture and design with particular regard for applied research in the fields of environmental sustainability, low-energy and zero-energy buildings. Even if the focus is on architecture, from the landscape to buildings, the projects vary from industrial design to corporate identity. Its experience and knowledge in the architecture and real estate sector make the Studio capable of designing for both national and international buyers as well as to work of developing real estate projects through activities for search services and revitalization of prestigious properties in region of Tuscany.
The workshop of Interior Design
The Studio's strength lies in the conception of solutions in which functionality, aesthetics and best materials join to optimize the projects. The Artifex’s designers look towards the realization of works which are not conditioned by current trends but by exclusive and fascinating shapes, capable of responding to customer requirements, executed in high Italian quality.
The most interesting and intriguing aspect in its activity is the 'Atelier 1848' a workshop for interiors design, able to develop exclusive projects for dwellings, villas, hotels, offices and commercial spaces. The Studio assumes the role of creative executive and meeting place for Tuscan firms specialized in manufacture of furniture and decorations, joined by a long passed down tradition made of talent and passion for the Arts and Crafts that has distinguished the history of Tuscany over the centuries.
As well as providing classical architectural and design solutions, the Artifex’s creative workshop provides an exclusive service that pays close attention to construction management of interior through the choice, supply and installation of furniture materials, object art and crafts to the total completion of a masterpiece, in any part of the world.
- ARTIFEX has participated in many of the most important national and international architectural competitions, obtaining both recognition and prizes: in 2005, it won the section B award (recovery of existing patrimonial building) in the 2ndedition Giorgio Vasari Prize for Architecture’s, with the project “Restoration of the ex-Oratory of the Fellowship of the Virgin Mary in the town of Terranuova Bracciolini.” In 2007, the Studio placed third in the open competition, “Grand Prize Merano Giardini,” instituted by the Department of the Environment in Merano, BZ. Two years later, in 2009, it classified second for ideas for the “Renovation of Piaza del Malgher” promoted in the town of Pozza di Fassale, TN. During the same year, the Studio received honourable mention in the ideas competition published by the “O.M.B.B. Officine Meccaniche Brevette Bertoline S.r.l.” for “Reuse of Industrial Warehouses in Verona.” On 2010, in collaboration with the Studio Giordano Pedrazzoli Saupi S.r.l., ARTIFEX participated in the competition for the planning of the “New Municipal Town Hall in Paratico, BS” and also the “Renovation of Town Squares and Public Places in Mantova,” for which it received honourable mention. In 2011, it participated in the international competition for the construction of the “Polifunctional Centre of Jossingfjord” in Sokndal, Norway. In 2012 it won the competition first prize for 'The redevelopment of the PPA Sport Centre", organized by Terranuova Bracciolini's administration.
Poggio Bracciolini, 5
52028 Terranuova Bracciolini