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OVER 110 YEARS
We have dedicated over a century to the manufacture of metal and to the creation of metal plaques, crests, artistic and commemorative medals and many other products that have represented the Made in Italy excellence throughout the world.
We boast a number of commissions in our archive from public and private bodies, institutions, from secular and religious associations and from important offices of the State.
Artists of international fame have collaborated with Picchiani e Barlacchi such as Pietro Annigoni, Mario Moschi, Laura Cretara, Onofrio Pepe, Sergio Benvenuti, Alberto Inglesi and many others.
A SELECTION OF OUR PRODUCTS
YOUR MEMORY IMPRESSED IN METAL
The plaque is the ideal gift for institutional meetings, a concrete symbol of an event or of a meeting to remember.
To commemorate this special occasion, Picchiani e Barlacchi puts at your disposal the mastery of our artists and sculptors and the heritage of the finest Florentine engravers, printers and artisans who have been creating unique works for over 110 years.
Thanks to our years of experience you have the security of giving a unique and precious object that honours those persons who receive it.
What will personalities and institutional offices think if you choose an object without any value or significance to celebrate your special occasion?
The widespread use of substandard materials and rough and ready materials conditions the final result which can in fact turn out to be quite mediocre, strongly impacting on the image of the company and undermining the event that is being organised.
The possible risk when choosing a cheap and poor quality plaque is seeing these objects thrown away after a few days and projecting a very damaging image of you and of your institution.
… SHAPE YOUR EXCELLENCE!
To give a recognition of prestige, invest in an object that lasts forever and increases in value over time. For others it will be an honour to receive your plaque and to show it off with pride.
Since 1902, Picchiani e Barlacchi has been creating unique plaques according to the family tradition, guaranteeing an impeccable result that exceeds even the most stringent of expectations.
The engravers, designers, printers, galvanic finishers and many other professionals work unceasingly raw materials to give you a perfect plate for your occasion.
OUR VALUES AND OUR SENSE OF BELONGING
Florence is the most famous city of art in the world, cradle of the Renaissance and still today a land rich in culture, tradition and craftsmanship.
Workers have always found fertile ground in this city to develop and promote excellence and professionalism and this was also the case for Picchiani e Barlacchi that since 1896 has continued its activity almost unaltered.
These have been our values since the official foundation of the company in 1902:
We believe in tradition, on which our company is based.
This is why we are against any form of improvisation: our products are not just pieces of metal, but immortal objects to celebrate an event and to preserve its memory over time so it must be created to a professional standard.
We believe in Made in Italy, a precious resource of our country envied throughout the rest of the world.
We despise any attempt at imitation and any form of homologation that degrades the history of our country, the creative scope of our artists and craftsmen and the excellence of our products.
We firmly believe in quality.
This is why we avoid standardising and flattening our products, even when the operation would have an economic advantage. In no case do we cut corners on attention to detail or the perfection of the final product.
This is our philosophy; these are the valuesthat guide every stage of working of our products, from the conception of the design to the finishing and quality control.
The Picchiani e Barlacchi method
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Our drawings are protected by copyright and you can only have them made through Picchiani e Barlacchi. We assure you that they will never be sold to third parties and will be for your exclusive use.
THE HISTORY OF PICCHIANI E BARLACCHI
Since the foundation of Picchiani e Barlacchi in 1902 more than 110 years have passed: over a century of culture and art embodied in artistic and commemorative medals, plaques, crests, trophies and many other objects that recall indelible events at local, national and international level.
From anniversaries to institutional occasions, from the celebration of corporate goals to sporting events and including news events: in the endless archive of our historical company with a strictly family tradition we recognise in metal the features that have marked the history of our country. Learn more about the medals and objects that have made the history of our country and about our own history.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
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How long to receive the plaque?
The process of working your plaque, from the conceiving ofthe project to production and finishing requires the respecting of precise times. This is not a standardised process, but a true work that requires the mastery and meticulous attention of each person involved.
Each new edition entails, once the design and the sketch have been approved, approximately 30 days of actual work to give you an excellent product that reflects in the best possible way the value of the order that it represents.
How much can a plaque cost?
Some choose to purchase products with standardised manufacturing processes, commercial gadgets and promotional accessories of low value, where personalisation involves the engraving of a date or a few elements, never the project in its entirety.
How much can an object of such low quality cost you in terms of reputation towards the people you will be giving it to?
The economic savings are often evident in the coarse finishes, in the defects of minting and in the lack of resistance as well as the risk of embarrassment and diminishing the meaning of the occasion being celebrated.
All the Picchiani e Barlacchi works are precious recognitions, true works of art. To take advantage of our centuries-old professionalism, call us now and explain your requirements to us.
How can I be sure of the end result?
To correctly represent the memory you are aiming to celebrate, we take care of the details at all phases of minting, reducing the imperfections to almost zero.
In any case, as insurance, you have our 100% satisfaction personal guarantee so if the plaque were to present even a tiny defect, it would be discarded and reproduced from scratch.
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Contact us now to discuss your needs and to receive an artist’s drawing of your medal for free.