Renato Olivastri

Renato Olivastri

Tuscany, Italy

Sculptor

Renato Olivastri began working as an apprentice in his native Bergamo when he was just 14 years old. After studying at the Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro “Palazzo Spinelli” in Florence, he established his bottega “Olivastri Restauri Firenze” in the Oltrarno quarter in 1988, where he teaches restoration and traditional marquetry inlay techniques to students from all over the world. He specializes in the restoration of Boulle furniture, whereby wood inlays are replaced by prized woods and other prized materials such as brass, tortoiseshell, copper, pewter and silver.


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