Elisa has developed her manual skills since she was young. She started decorating furniture to vent her passion, learning through experience what it means to be a restorer. “You need to re-invent yourself every time, as every work and customer need different resources. I deal with one work at a time, with maximum effort, trying not to limit myself on what I already know. I want to grow and learn new things, this means spending time researching new materials, new furniture until I find what satisfies me 110%”.
While she talks, the brush glides on the golden frame, raising a shiny dusty cloud.
My look stops once again on the paintings behind her. Most of them have flowers painted, really colourful, really beautiful. Elisa follows my look and smiles; I can tell she is proud of her job. She explains me she used different painting medium, but she prefers egg tempera, that she personally prepares like the old times.
Fabio wanders through the laboratory, getting inspired from what he finds: from illustration books to colourful pigments in small bottles. Elisa, in the meanwhile, finished the frame, put it aside and started working on a stool, that needs her cures.