• The workshop

  • The workshop

 

The Villi Zanini workshop is one of the oldest forges in the world, with four centuries of history and knowledge handed down from father to son over 15 long generations.
It is in this tradition-laden workshop that iron, fire and creativity merge to give life to timeless creations made using ancient working methods.

 

“It is not our aim or desire to work in isolation but to become an integral part of the project
so as to guarantee maximum satisfaction for the clients of our professional partners.”
Villi Zanini


The Villi Zanini workshop works with large architectural and design studios on projects of great artistic and cultural value providing gates, balustrades, railings and other decorative elements known and appreciated all over the world. From Europe to Asia, Africa to the United States, Villi Zanini creations can be found in sumptuous private residences, historic and prestigious buildings, yachts, luxury hotels and resorts.

 


Every day in the Zanini workshop iron takes shape on an anvil that is more than 300 years old, the historical heritage of a family that has always devoted itself to the art of forging.

The manual processing means that every job is exclusive, the result of Villi’s passion and the dedication of his team for ennobling an ancient, simple material and forging extraordinary creations from it.

The refinement of the details and the quality of the finish exalt the qualities of authentic Italian workmanship, of wise hands, of iron and fire.

 

Laser tools directly connected with the design office are used for taking the measurements on-site, CAD software is employed for the development of projects, mechanical operations are executed under computer control allowing the work – even complex projects such as curved balustrades for stairwells – to be carried out in a simple, safe manner.

The manual processing means that every job is exclusive, the result of Villi’s passion and the dedication of his team for ennobling an ancient, simple material and forging extraordinary creations from it.

The refinement of the details and the quality of the finish exalt the qualities of authentic Italian workmanship, of wise hands, of iron and fire.

 

Our pieces can be executed entirely in-house, or in collaboration with designers and architects.

We know that professionals in the luxury sector demand the highest standards for the completion of large artistic projects. It is for this reason that we put our long experience, reliability and spirit of collaboration at their service, working with them to propose the best solutions for every requirement alongside ideas and advice on stylistic or construction issues.

 


Choosing Villi Zanini means choosing 400 years of excellence in the art of forging.

A guarantee of quality and a unique experience providing articles of unquestionable beauty and perfection to professionals, private individuals and artists.

 

 

Our finishes

Years of research and testing have lead to the development of finishing techniques for interiors, including:

• Heat treatments with beeswax on oxidized surfaces for an antique finish.

• Waxed paint on brushed or satin surfaces for a discreet finish.

• TProtective treatments that leave the iron visible in its natural state, exalting the irregular surface typical of forging and highlighting the details of the high quality workmanship.

• Decoration in 24K gold leaf, with finishing in bright or antique gold.


Outdoors
• The iron and black graphite finishing protects the pieces from the elements.

 

 

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