L'Armadillo Atelier 51r is located in a historic building in the heart of Florence, in via del Porcellana 51r, a few steps from the church of Santa Maria Novella and the railway station.
Inside the atelier there is the graphic arts laboratory and the exhibition area.
The activities organized by L'Armadillo are many: temporary exhibitions by italian and foreign artists, engraving and art courses and workshops, training courses, collaboration with associations and schools.
L'Armadillo also hosts cultural meetings, such as presentations and small group conferences.
Crossing the doorstep of L'Armadillo means entering an evocative artistic dimension that takes you back to the ancient workshops where art and crafts were learned, which made the city of Florence great. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the atelier is located in Via del Porcellana, known as the street where the great Master Sandro Botticelli was born, lived and worked.
The laboratory consists of:
2 Presses Bendini 73x150 cm
Press Gentile 50x100 cm
Press Terrazzini (torchio artigianale del 1978)
Press Martini 50x100 cm
Press Fome 27x40 cm
French lithographic press from the XIX century 60x80 cm
Proof press 50x120 cm
Proof press La Bondonia with two rollers 50x100 cm
Proof press 40x67 cm
Cast iron press Krause 56x56 cm
Cast iron press 22x28 cm
Steel press 29x29 cm
3 large work tables
3 medium work tables
2 inking benches
3 plate warming plates 50x70 cm
Plate warming plate 35x50 cm
Dryer for plates
Metal cutters 70x100 cm and 35x50 cm
2 small and 1 large cardboard cutters
Large passepartout machine
Registers for woodcuts (5 cm 50x70)
10 Tanks for acid etching
Paper wetting tank 100x120 cm
4 display cases
20 large rollers
20 small rollers
Gouges and tools for engraving
4 Lamps with magnifying glass
50 ph neutral cartons 70x100 cm
Zinc and copper plates
30 Lithographic stones 35x50 cm
20 Lithographic stones 50x70 cm