Giuseppe Armani Figurines: Figurine Collectors
Giuseppe Armani Figurines are produced in Tuscany, Italy by skilled craftsman with a heritage of fine sculpture dating back over twenty-five centuries. Mr. Giuseppe Armani died suddenly in 2006 leaving his Armani figurines to the artists and artisans of the Florence Sculture d’Arte to carry forward his tradition.
Armani was born in Calci (Pisa). He was a natural artist who impressed everyone with his fresh, colorful art. The town of Calci was a rather poor village and lacked the attachment to classical art works for which Tuscany is so well known. It was not till later that he traveled Tuscany and was exposed to the great masterpieces of the Renaissance era.
In 1975 Armani worked with a collection of artists in Florence to found his collaboration with Florence Sculture d’Arte. The collaboration further his artistic creation and emotions. He developed a renowned ability to put character and sould to his sculptures. Armani’s art was able to be formed into Armani figurines by the Sculture d’Arte.
Armani Figurines Collections:
Annual Figurines, Armani Masterworks, Armani Classic and Mythology, Armani Golden Age-Art Deco, Armani Grace – Flowers, Armani Art Nouveau, Armani Capodimonte Style, Armani The Seasons, Armani The Dance The Show The Circus, Armani Expressions, Armani Love and Romance, Armani Contemporary, Armani Life and Events, Armani Professions, Armani Children, Armani Angels, Armani Religioius, Armani Wildlife, Armani Home Accents, Armani Decorative arts, Armani Lamps.
The Armani factory welcomes visitors from 10 to Noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The Florence Studio factory is located near Casole D’Elsa in the heart of Tuscany which is 40 miles from Florence. Visitors to the factory should register approximately 14 days in advance.
1973: Florence Studio starts as an artisans group producing a series of children and animals capodimonte style works.
1975: New Studio opens
1980: Armani introduces Gulliver’s World by Giuseppe Armani.
1982: Armani introduces the Valentine line a celebration of children
1986: Armani releases the Spring Melodies line.
1987: Armani releases My Fair Ladies, Ar Nouveau, and Magic Memories.
1989: Armani introduces Premiere balerinas, Clowns, and Peacocks.
1990: Armani introduces The Seasons with the “Girl with Bicycle” Figurine which was the most representative figurine of the entire Florence figurine collection.
1991: In the United States the Giuseppe Armani Society Collectors Club was established.
1992: Armani introduced a pure Renaissance style called Florentine Garden series.
1993: Armani added Mahogany a figurine of a black lady to his My Fair Ladies collection. The Galleria line was released.
1996: The International Collectors Society was launched.
1998: Armani releases the Circle of Joy figurine as the second piece of his Masterworks collection
1999: Armani releases the Starlight collection with three figurines named Stardus figurine, Silver moon figurine, and Comet figurine.
2000: Introduced the color and flamboyant Cabaret figurine line.
2001: Marks the 25th year of Armani’s collaboration with the Florence Studio.
2002: Promenade figurine of a young women with two greyhounds sells 675 pieces and is sold out in a few months.
2006: Unveils Art for Today and Sounds of Africa
Armani International Florence Collectors Society
Launched in 1996 and patterened after the success of the experience in USA and Canada. The Florence Collectors Society is company owned while the Societies in the USA and Canada are run by the Miller Import Corporation. The society provides information, services, and benefits to collectors of Florence figurines, Armani figurines and creates a link with Florence Authorized vendors.
Membership is totally free and part of a new figurine purchase. A form for membership is included with each new Armani figurine purchased. Each membership is free for two years.
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