Artigiano telaista

Tommasini (Rouleur 31)

PUBLISHED ON ROULEUR ISSUE 31 © all rights reserved

extract from the article:

“Ah, I told you! It’s no good! A proper oil can’t cost less than 12 per litre. That’s fact. You know Sting? He lives nearby – and his costs €25”

“Tommasini refers to the current crop of framebuilders abroad as cantinari, basement workers; more hobbyists than genuine artisans”

“While people are still happy to trade on fatto a mano in Italia, the sad fact is that most of them make very little, if anything, in il bel paese

words Colin O’Brien images Paolo Ciaberta