Restorations in Viterbo
Known for processing ceramics, wood restoration craft is a pleasant surprise in the province of Viterbo with cases of absolute excellence as the workshop Restauri Lignei of Roberto and Roberta Sugaroni, father and daughter, which deals with the design and construction of restoration of works of art and wooden works.
In the Acquapendente workshop located in Via Roma, 83, ancient and qualified wisdom combines with conservation technology in a unique coexistence. For generations the family has been working wood. Since 1998 Roberta joined the laboratory, expert in gilding, polychrome sculpture, lacquer and faux marble. Since the beginning, it deals with the restoration of both prestigious private and public collections, especially in Rome’s palaces and churches. In the capital, the laboratory has managed to win important contracts with the Superintendence for the Historical, Artistic and Landscape of Lazio and other bodies. Other collaborations include some renowned institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Next stop in our itinerary of Tuscia: Farnese, medieval country near Lake Bolsena on the border with Tuscany and not far from the sea. The art and restoration laboratory Viadotto ducale by Rosaria Moruzzi is located inside the 1600 viaduct in via Colle San Martino 175. Developed for the restoration of antique furniture, over the years the laboratory has expanded its craft from the restoration of wooden and polychrome sculptures, to the restoration of gilded works and paintings.
Rosaria Moruzzi is the owner of the art used as an exhibition gallery and space for organizing exhibitions and events. For some years now, Rosaria Moruzzi has been producing creations restoring ancient golden fragments and mounting them on Plexiglas supports, creating exclusive items from as lamps, wall sconces, mirrors.About thirty kilometers to the south the laboratory of Christiano Monzillo is located in the heart of Viterbo, in Tuscanese road, 1 / B. This one-man company operates in the sector of wood and furniture restoration in full respect of the restoration principles. After completing a didactic training, in 1993 Cristiano began operating in the field working with other restorers. In March of 1997 he opened his own lab, basing his work on enhancement of objects that come from the past, viewed as an economic resource and at the same time as the testimony of our roots. His research is aimed at the recognition of the timber and to reduce the environmental impact of reuse.