The Mortets are Masters of the Chisel, an instrument that their genius and their ability can transform into an extraordinary vehicle of emotion, beauty and universal culture. The story of the Mortet family began in the mid-1800s and is as legendary as the palace that has hosted them in Rome for more than fifty years.
Aurelio Mortet welcomes us in Via dei Portoghesi with his sons Dante and Andrea and with them, Paul, his nephew. With the new generations, the prestige of Mortet's work remains unaltered, and thus the level of commendation. Even before, as a talented professional, Mortets are involved in their creations as people, social subjects capable of bringing together not only high individual skills in all processing processes, but a precise idea of "work" seen as an "event" that inseparably binds to a community of people.
This is the place is where the deep meaning of this can be understood by artisan. A socially responsible dimension, not only descriptive - but representative of the work and its social function – shines from the signs and symbols chosen by the Masters: this is the "signature" of the Mortets.
Mortets have been active for years, in Italy and around the world, for the dissemination of new educational practices and for the development of a teaching excellence dedicated to chisel art. Maestro Aurelio is a professor of chisel and rush at the Scuola dell’Arte della Medaglia del Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato Italiano. The other Mortets, Paolo, Dante, Andrea and Aurelio have long worked with IILA, the Italo Latino American Institute, for the design and construction of High Crafts laboratories in Central and South America.