Riccardo Barthel & C.
Via dei Serragli, 234/R
ph. (+39) 055 2280721
fax (+39) 055 222286
The Company was founded in Florence in 1976 from the idea of Riccardo Barthel to transform his passion for interior design in a profession. The activity beganwith the production of handmade decorative material for bathroom and kitchen,with the desire to revive the finest tradition of Florentine and Europeancraftsmanship .
Theoriginal vocation to restoration lead the family firm to design and makefurnishings for whole spaces: private homes, hotels, restaurants, bars andshops.
In1994, Barthel moved the commercial seat in Via dei Serragli, in the historiccenter of Florence. From this location the seat has gained the features of anancient citadel, where you can admire the crafting workshops of the artisans aswell as exhibitions of finite spaces, objects and vintage furniture, found inthe most characteristic markets in Europe.
In2001, a new seat is built in Forte dei Marmi in order to get to the elegantaudience of Versilia, in a former boats storage space. In Florence, a real showroomis managed.
Theexperience gained over the years lead the company to extend the activity to thenautical sector. Since 2003, Barthel started to sign for the realization ofonboard equipment and items of furniture for vintage and new construction boats,including the reproduction of the original models.
Today,Riccardo Barthel is synonymous of a lifestyle that is genuine, which givesmodernity an edge and the taste of the Italian art of living spaces.
Several important elements make the area into a strongly unified front when it comes to spotlighting its economy. The district’s craftsmanship—characterized by both tradition and innovation, remains fundamental. Similarly, its many shops bring a dynamic feel to the streets and squares. Here, you’ll find myriad small atelier, where tradition and avant-garde expertise inspire the search for quality materials and original lines. Hospitality abounds and the area’s culinary traditions can be easily enjoyed throughout the neighborhood as restaurants and eateries welcome each visitor with traditional dishes, famous for their simplicity and genuine flavor