Leather Artisan Simone Taddei

Simone Taddei is a fourth-generation leather artisan in Firenze who builds beautifully crafted boxes in his workshop, which is tucked away on Via S. Margherita between Via Dante and Via Corso. Signore Taddei talks about the state of craftsmanship in Italy and the uncertainty that exists for craftsmen such as himself.

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