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OUR MISSION

TO PRESERVE, EXPERIENCE AND CELEBRATE THE ITALIAN CULTURE

BIORDI ART IMPORTS
412 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA
Clean Environment | Curbside Pick-up
Contact us at (415) 392-8096 or customerservice@biordi.com
FEATURED Holiday

Be My Valentine

The legend of San Valentino harks back to the 3rd Century AD. Valentine of Rome is said to have been a priest during the reign of Emperor Claudius III, who was killed for giving assistance to young couples getting married in definance of the Emperor thus deemed the 'Patron Saint of Love'.

Celebrate your Love this Valentines Day with a treasure worthy of San Valentino.

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NEW Artisan Partnership

Introducing Busatti Linens

Introducing the partnership with Busatti. Since 1842 the Busatti family has been weaving the finest linens in the cellars of the Palazzo Morgalanti in Anghiari, Tuscany. Busatti is still a synonym of quality and tradition, but also of innovation because of a constant search of new designs, colors and models.

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Featured SALE

Winter Sale 50% Off

Shop best selling artisans Winter Sale. 50% off. Starting at $15.

Susanna DeSimone, Vignoli, Eugenio, Pia Formato, Domiziani and more.

Sale Ends MLK Day | Monday January 17th

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Featured Category

Hand-painted Espresso Cups

Biordi Art Imports Handcrafted Espresso Cups are handmade and painted by Italy's finest Italian artisans using traditional methods and techniques, our collection of espresso cups are beautiful interpretations of Italian majolica.

Available in a variety of designs including Susanna DeSimone and classic patterns including Antico Deruta, Raffaellesco, Ricco Deruta, Contrade and more, Biordi offers the finest collection of Italian espresso cups available outside of Italy.

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Featured Collection

Pia Formato

In old town of Deruta, nestled on the hilltop, stands Pia’s ceramic shop. Inside, Pia Formato, a master glazer known for her grand technical grasp, innovative designs and uncommonly vibrant colors, began twenty years ago with her interpretation of Eugenio’s geometric patterns. What has now become known as “Pia’s Red” is a vibrant red that results from a great deal of professional glazing skill. Pia also creates the most beautiful lemon designs in all of Italy. Pia’s patient endeavor showcased in all her works bring any table, any room and a mere meal to an occasion.

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Featured New Category

Frescobaldi Olive Oil

Frescobaldi Laudemo Olive Oil is one of the best in Tuscany. Known for their wines, Frescobaldi produces the superb olive oil on their tuscany properties.

Olive Oil jars and dispensers all hand painted in Italy are an exceptional gift for yourself or someone you love.

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FEATURED COLLECTION

Classic Deruta

The Classic Deruta dinnerware is a stunning table setting for your meal.

The very essence, the soul, of Italian ceramics lives in La Citta di Deruta. Deruta, the center of Italian Majolica since the 12th century has over 100 ceramic workshops offering some of the best quality majolica in the world. There are six designs that form the foundation of Italian ceramics and capture the elegance of Italy’s traditional tableware.

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FEATURED ART

Masters of the Majolica

The best of the best!

We are featuring master artisans works of art, the very best collections of the very best ceramic artisans in Italy.

Lucianna Mari, Francesca Niccacci, Susanna DeSimone, Eugenio Riccarelli, Vignoli, ND Dolfi and more.

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Featured Collection

Tuscan Countryside Collection

The Tuscan Countryside Collection is painted by Giada Staccioli, daughter of Walter Staccioli and sister of Sonia, who paint the popular Contrade of Siena Collection. The Tuscan Countryside Collection represents the beauty of the countryside outside of Siena.

In 1986, Walter Staccioli began producing ceramic pieces incorporating the Contrade patterns of Siena. He later painted the Tuscan Countryside. These works of art can only be found exclusively at Biordi and the Staccioli workshop at the Piazza del Campo in Siena.

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Featured Category

Gifts for the Italiophile

The definition of Italiophile is a person with admiration, appreciation or emulation of Italy, its people, ideals, civilization, and culture. At Biordi, we offer the perfect gift, handmade and painted by Italian artisans using traditional methods and techniques, our collections are beautiful interpretations of Italian majolica and make perfect gifts for friends and loved ones.

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Featured Collection

Gifts For the Art Lover

Italian Art is the finest for the true art lover. These d'arte ceramic sculptures are hand crafted by Ivana Dolfi in Montelupo, Italy. These modern art pieces are hand made scuptures and can be used as a planter, vase or simply stunning piece of art.

Each Testa d'Arte (Head of Art) is a unique, one of a kind piece. The modern art piece is a statue and also a planter. The Italian ceramiche detail is all hand made and painted, a unique, one of a kind.

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BEST OF THE BAY

Biordi Art Imports

Voted Best Overall Store

Welcome to the 46th Bay Guardian Best of the Bay! PHEW! What a couple years, eh? The Bay Area has stood up through it all. While we’ve lost so much, it’s important to still celebrate who we are and how we’ve pulled through together. We’re beating back the monsters every day, and embracing our Best of the Bay beasts! Thus our 2021 theme: Beast Mode. This year’s Best of the Bay is dedicated to the indomitable Bay Area spirit, in all its freaky, oft-foggy glory. We encourage everyone to pour all they can into supporting great local businesses, institutions, organizations, and wonderful people, starting with this edition as a guide.

Best of the Bay 2021
Featured CATEGORY

DELLA ROBBIA

Biordi Art Imports offers the largest selection of religious hand-crafted artwork in America.
The Della Robbia is the most famous, created by Luca Della Robbia, a 15th century Italian sculptor from Florence, who was noted for his terra cotta roundels. He developed a pottery glaze that made his creations more durable in the outdoors and thus suitable for exterior of buildings.

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FEATURED ARTISAN

Susanna De Simone

Giovanni De Simone, a renowned and innovative artisan from Palermo, Sicily, was a visionary artisan known for the use of intense colors and cubist drawing style similar to Picasso. Early in his life Giovanni worked with Picasso and shared his innovation using bright red in ceramics with Picasso. "Picasso loved that innovation. I express what comes through my imagination, filtering old and new memories, comparing my experiences and my understanding" wrote Giovanni De Simone in 1991.
Today, this art style is continued by his daughter Susanna. Her limited production bears her signature, together with the company's new name "Fabbrica della Ceramica”.

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Featured Category

Biscotti Jars

Our collection of biscotti jars are now available in the new designs from best selling artisan, Eugenio, know for his Eugenio's Blues. Biordi offers an array of Biscotti jars, from Tuscany and Deruta. Each biscotti jar is handmade and painted using the same techniques that were perfected by Italy’s finest artists centuries ago.

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Celebrating 75 Years!
Not quite as old as the clay, nor as old as this artform--Though an exclamation and footnote of gratitude to all of You.
Our Mission is our Passion.
To keep this artform alive, to keep our artisans painting, and to offer you beautiful, functional art you can use that brings joy to your everyday!
Join us as well celebrate our 75th Year.
Featured Artisans

Honoring our Artisans

We are thankful for the opportunity, collectively, to support the incredible Italian Artisan Families that create the Biordi majolica, ensuring this handcrafted art legacy continues.
Our Artisans are family to us. We work with 20 small workshops in Umbria, Tuscany and Sicily. Each piece of majolica you purchase from Biordi is handcrafted and lovingly painted.

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