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The showroom
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Some tools of the trade
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The trophy awarded to the winner of the Italian Open tennis tournament is made by Pampaloni
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Busy hands shaping the silver
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A look into the factory
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Many of Pampaloni's silver objects are highly unconventional
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Shining silver wear
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Different shapes for the production of silver wear
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Paolo - from worker during the day to waiter in the evening
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Golden atmosphere in the silver canteen
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Evening atmosphere in the restaurant
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The Japanese chef Ryuichi Kaneda
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Antipasto
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Elegant and worn-out meet in the Pampaloni restaurant
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Pasta dish
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Main dish and silver cutlery
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Pampaloni glass made from 16. Century drawings
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The cutlery "Due Sicilie" is from 1828
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Gianfranco and Francesco Pampaloni

Pampaloni, Firenze

The Florentine Pampaloni family has been producing silver wear since 1904. Today the two Pampaloni brothers, Francesco and Gianfranco, are the third generation of this "silver family".

In the end of 2012 they made an important decision, in order to make the old silver factory "live" more: they started a restaurant in the silver workers' old canteen. Here they have managed to create a magical "out of this world" atmosphere. Old worn out furniture and the humble canteen constitute the perfect contrast to the elegant silver chandeliers and the silver cutlery "Due Sicilie" from 1828.

"I want people to feel like a king when they eat here", says Gianfranco, who's humble-elegant restaurant has become a true success. When you have been there, you'll understand why!

In this gallery you'll find photos from the factory, of the Pampaloni silver wear, tools, machinery, the show room and some of the persons behind the success.

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