LeArtigiane.it is an adventure that started on Christmas Eve, 1999 by Livia Carchella and Bruna Pietropaoli.
It was an ambitious project born right when the market was changing. After only a few days, their dream was realized when an e-mail reached their inbox—a gentle message, full of enthusiasm: "Knock-knock...can I come in?"
That's how a 30-year-old craftswoman asked to join the club. To Livia and Bruna, this was an unmistakable sign.
After a while, they received their first online purchase, and then the E-business Award from IBM. Soon, the number of artisans and creative women interested in joining this adventure increased.
This website became an ideal shop and hub for many women—not just Italians, but anyone who wants to be fashionable and far from banality or homogeneity in style.
Born in Rome, degree in Economics. Married, two sons. Zodiac sign Virgin.
Born in Rome, degree in Psychology. Married, two daughters. Zodiac sign Pisces.
What they say about us
"A breathtaking location in which we have prepared an unforgettable day with music, wonderful gadgets and, of course, the new OnePlus."
"Very special and original, great for those who love to stand out"
Beatrice - Google Maps Local Guide
"Originality is the most suitable word. There are objects (many) that I would like."
Gabriella - Google Maps Local Guide
"Space for clothing and objects of wide design, on two floors, with an offer of very interesting products and selected for quality and originality with the right price. You can find it right in the center of Rome in via di Torre Argentina 72, a visit from the Artisans recharges you the spirit of Good energy and puts you in a good mood ... try it to believe."
Corrado - Google Maps Local Guide
"Congratulations to those who had the idea. I stopped to observe and got really impressed . Superb."
"Creativity and talent are the peculiarities of this unique place!"
"Exclusive and "handmade" items in a refined and dynamic environment.
For all creative and curious, possibility to take courses to learn many techniques for DIY."
"The beautiful image of Italy close to the Pantheon. Refined products for all tastes and all of the highest quality with serious and competent staff, able to provide details for each purchase."
Andrea - Google Maps Local Guide
"Originality and quality. In the very centre of Rome, Le Artigiane offers all handmade products and from selected artisans. All very original, with quality materials, unique packaging. For a gift and for your own home."
"All spectacular, tasteful, original and creative."
"Le Artigiane is a truly creative and welcoming place, a point of reference for all designers, artisans and creatives who want to exhibit their products. The kindness of the owners is impeccable.
Donato e Luca - MAD Design
"A group of artisans (literally) and artisans who have joined forces and who set up this beautiful show-market by exhibiting their products. From jewels to clothes, from accessories to furnishing accessories. A beautiful initiative that was missing in the center and that goes well beyond the usual tourist rubbish stalls."
Roberto - Google Maps Local Guide
"In Rome you will find the top of the craft in this unique space managed by Livia and Bruna. The many and different corners in via di Torre Argentina will leave you spoiled about what to buy: from clothes to jewels with recycled material, from glass to resin trays with real leaves and flowers, all rigorously handmade and with raw materials of quality .. and if you have to make gifts, this is the right place: very original earrings even at 10 euros!"
Mariangela - Google Maps Local Guide
"Worked with LeArtigiane a few days ago. The report of three days of exposure is much more prosperous than expectations. It was a test case for me that was able to excite me. Attentive customers, researchers of unique, Italian objects and handcrafted in a location a stone's throw from Largo Argentina. Together with many creatives, a good synergy was created, close contacts and exchanged opinions, thoughts, ideas and ideals. I feel very fortunate today for the experience I have had, which, in addition to having enriched me inside, has given me the opportunity to be able to finance future projects thanks to sales. I thank LeArtigiane Team, for the availability, the smiles and the kindness dedicated to me. Three days to repeat again and again.
Thanks, from my heart, to all the customers who have observed, listened to my stories to and participated."
Raffaella - AmaCustema
"A store?! No, too simplistic. Rather a reservoir of interactive, dynamic, welcoming and bright creativity"
Elena Murgia Design
"Beautiful space in the center of Rome where you can buy local crafts and take courses (always related to the world of craftsmanship)."
Fabio - Google Maps Local Guide
"Antique and modern jewels, dresses in precious fabrics, travertine plates, many ideas for original gifts, an interesting space"
Collaborating with Le Artigiane is an exciting, corroborating experience of great creative stimulus. I found positive, welcoming and stimulating people
"I bought beautiful things in this store. Objects of great creativity and a silk jacket that is wonderful. Very friendly staff. An oasis of beauty."
"An exhibition space where you can find the excellence of Made in Italy craftsmanship clothing accessories, interior design and lots of news every day in a frame of cordiality, friendliness and professional approach to visit."
"An original space and all Made in Italy truly special and unique are the pieces on display in a shop full of refinement and innovation, clothes, accessories, jewelry, furnishing accessories, all created by true artists
Furthermore the friendly and welcoming women artisans are true professionals, available and organized. Definitely worth a visit."
"Just completed a week of exhibition of our NolArt jewels at Le Artigiane. "A" as forerunners, welcoming and attentive. Of the perfect landlord, in a stimulating and moving space. Thanks Craftsmen and the next."
Alessandra - NolArt
"Great complicity, sympathy, professionalism and talent from all of us....Women of Flowers!
Then what else about LeArtigiane...simply fantastic.
Three days flown away between fabrics, cold ceramic flowers, papier mache, paintings, artistic glasses, decorated paper, written, folded with art and skill. A hug and see you soon!!! - for Women of Flowers"
Antonella e Giusi - Gio di Già Design
"Many Unique Women United by Love for the Environment, for Mother Earth
and for themselves, the basis of every beginning with the right foot ... and then color, joy, Beauty ... spontaneous warmth, living Objects, full of Life preserved, fortunately, in These Women. - for Women of Flowers"
"Magical space dedicated exclusively to artistic and design craftsmanship. Near the Pantheon, in the millennial center of Rome. A visit not to be missed!"
Beatrice - Nodi d'Arte
"I bought a necklace online, I tried to contact the store without much hope, but everything was simple, the staff very kind and within two days I received the package. I hope sooner or later to visit the shop, I highly recommend it, there are various things, original and creative!"
"An elegant, feminine parlour."
"Fantastic! A place where you can buy or display Italian craftsmanship products.
Today I attended a Digital Laboratory that offered me excellent tips to follow and use for my work."
"Whenever I come to Rome I can't wait to come back."
"Attended the Origami workshop and was very pleased. It was well organized and fun too! I have enjoyed learning Origami from the basic rules and was able to bring home many objects that I made during the session. I recomend this place ."
"Cozy, this is the term that comes to mind, artistic is the second, from clothes to shoes, to interiors to custom jewelry, all very interesting with unique pieces that make the place like a fancy museum. I'll come back."
"Three ladies, three professionals who have introduced the concept of the temporary shop in Rome in "non-suspicious" times.
A fantastic location where you can enjoy browsing, admiring and buying strictly handmade products."
Jajo - Jajo MadeinItaly
"Being in Italy without seeing LeArtigiane is like... being in Rome without seeing the Closseum or not eating pasta. Whatsapp message on June 15th, 2017"
"They sell unique fashion and accessories, refined taste and the highest quality. The craftsmen are talented and the staff really qualified. Absolutely to be recommended!"
Giulia - Google Maps Local Guide
"I discovered this place, the day before my departure, I found very beautiful creations in different fields, a real happiness!"
"Unique, outgoing and dynamic place.
In every corner craftsmen intent on their work, focused on creating their own products, made in Italy, an almost utopian scenario these times.
I was really happy to find it!"
"A unique and particular place where the beauty of Made in Italy blends under one roof, with skilled craftsmen in every sector from the top of knitwear to the luster of gold.
I won't forget the kindness of the owner!!"
"An original and innovative shop, excellent prices and many beautiful things to buy."
"A unique place where art and creativity take shape. Not only clothing (very chic from head to toe), but also exhibitions, tastings and much more. In the center of Rome. If you have never done it, go there and visit!"
"The name "LeArtigiane" already says it all .. An explosion of creativity and manual dexterity. Full of beautiful and nice ideas"
"A shop that is a symbol of Made in Italy and creativity where you can find everything and more. A must during a visit to the heart of Rome."
"I ran in on my last day of long Italy trip.. If it wasn't for my husband waiting outside I could've spent hours in there. I got a large necklace made of rubber tubing I don't even know the artist but everyone stops me and loves it. If I'll ever return to Rome I will definitely spend more time there. It's a beautiful store"
"Networking, even before ‘networking’ meant a thousand social networks and platforms, and even before online shopping became a consolidated purchasing practice. [LeArtigiane] had already been creating a network to try to bring together artisans who are passionate about excellence ... The strength of these artisans is in their unique pieces, and customers write them from all over the world (Europe, North America, and Australia) all because of the one key to winning the world's markets: focusing on Italian-made craftsmanship—and if it caters to women, all the better. wwworkers March 22nd, 2017
di GIAMPAOLO COLLETTI
"Dear Livia and Bruna, it was a great pleasure to meet you and admire your “creation,” which, in its beauty and particular refinement makes it clear that you all are lovely people. I thank you very much for your welcome, your smile and for the beautiful gesture of a donation towards the Association.
Received by email. November 20th, 2015"
"I ran in on my last day of long Italy trip.. If it wasn't for my husband waiting outside I could've spent hours in there. All I got was a large necklace made of rubber tubing I don't even know the artist but everyone stops me and loves it. If I ever return to Rome I will definitely spend more time there. It's a beautiful store!
Review on facebook August 5th, 2016"
Debra Spitzer Snyder
"A nice stop in one of the most beautiful galleries where you can find unique pieces and beautiful handicrafts only by Italian artisans: Made in Italy is a sign of difference...
Instagram mention March 24th, 2017
"An exhibition space in the heart of Rome where you can find very interesting handmade furniture or custom jewelery"
"This is a place to hang out because here you can find new ideas and ideas that already exist and have taken shape; the women who invented this place give space to new and original forms, often unique, always interesting. You leave the Pantheon behind you, enter and find forms, ideas, smiles, originality, kindness."
"In recent years, every trip to the capital of Italy included a visit to the Italian designers LeArtigiane center, located in the street Torre Argentina very close to the famous music and book store in Piazza Argentina. This is a compound that is home to all kinds of designers in various fields - from jewelry, fashion, painting and sculpture to furniture and household items.
For hours you can watch the various artists design and produce the fruit of their craft and seems to be no limit to their imagination.
A few days ago in our traditional visit to LeArtigiane we came across stone dishes - the set was entirely made of basalt (Unfortunately because of the flight company weight restrictions the dishes remained in the store) but a set of glass handmade jellyfish have been kidnapped by us and will be hung on the living room ceiling in the coming days.
The spaces in the structure of LeArtigiane are works of art in themselves, and the place is tastefully decorated which gives it an "art" atmosphere - the combination of walking around a gallery of modern art as the MACRO or the - MAXI in Rome, with the feeling of a neighborhood store where sellers and artists give you a notion of family.
And yes, this actually is the power of LeArtigiane - the family atmosphere, courtesy, professionalism and the feeling that each seller and artist that work under this roof. LeArtigiane is a place that offers us solutions also for the pleasant duty of bringing gifts for our friend after returning from out trips abroad."
"The objects, the clothes, the accessories (hats! I love them) the jewels. Belli. Originals. Made with love."
"Beautiful space, incredible variety of products, lovely girls who work there. At every corner there are always new surprises. Mandatory for those looking for clothes, accessories or original objects, made in Italy but above all ethical."
"Difficult to find such an original space in the center of Rome, Brave!"
"Finally a different store, varied. From clothing to homewares to jewelry and more. In short, it is worth making a detour and then come back again."