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TO PRESERVE, EXPERIENCE AND CELEBRATE THE ITALIAN CULTURE

BIORDI ART IMPORTS
412 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA
Contact us at (415) 392-8096 or customerservice@biordi.com
Featured Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Panettone

Dolce & Gabbana Panettone artisan baked Panettone is hand wrapped in a Dolce & Gabbana designed tin and gift bag to match.
The collaboration between the creativity of Dolce & Gabbana and the confectionery artistry of Fiasconaro results in a unique recipe of the typical Milanese panettone, revisited with the flavours of Sicily.

Making these panettoni even more desirable are the tin boxes that contain them. Expressly designed by the most famous Sicilian artisans, these brightly coloured and illustrated boxes are inspired by the decorative motifs of Sicilian carts and the characters of the traditional puppet theatres, rendering them precious objects to collect.

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Featured Collection

Teste di Moro

Moorish heads featured in "White Lotus" is a legend that goes back in the XI century, during the Moors domination in Sicily and as in most legends, is once again Cupid’s fault (or credit).

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Holiday Collection

Hand-painted Ornaments

From Italy’s famous ceramics regions including Siena, Deruta and Sicily, our collection of handmade Italian Christmas ornaments make a beautiful addition to any tree or home and perfect for that special gift.

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New Collection

Hand-painted Christmas Decor

The best-selling hand-painted holiday decorations from Italy transform your table and home into a spectacular expression of holiday celebration. The collection includes Starlit trees with a votive for candlelight, and mini trees. Every piece is hand-made and unique with variations in style. The gold is Real Gold, 24 karat!

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Featured Product

Customized Family Masterpiece Centerpiece

Ivana Antonini can create your own personal family masterpiece centerpiece. This d'arte ceramic centerpiece is handcrafted by Ivana Dolfi in Montelupo, Italy. Every family member and pet can be included in this spectacular conversational piece. Each centerpiece is a unique, a one of a kind work of art.

Please contact us at Biordi Art Imports with any questions regarding this spectacular gift.

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FEATURED COLLECTION

Classic Deruta Pottery

The Classic Deruta Pottery 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 NEW COLLECTION

Alessi

Introducing Alessi, the leader in innovative Italian Design for over 100 years.

“A true design work must move people, convey emotions, bring back memories, surprise, and go against common thinking.” Alberto Alessi

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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

Contrade Collection

The Contrade Collection is an explosion of joyousness. Set your table with the 17 Contrade from Siena.

In 1984, Walter Staccioli began producing ceramic pieces incorporating the Contrade patterns of Siena. Today, based upon each Contrada’s individual flag that festoons rider and horse in events surrounding the Palio di Siena, Sonia Staccioli and her sister Giada carry on the traditions. 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 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

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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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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Biordi Art Imports

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Best of the Bay 2022

What is Best of the Bay? Beyond thousands and thousands of voters expressing their love for the local people, places, and things that make this the Best Place on Earth, the annual Bay Guardian Best of the Bay (our 47th!) takes a temperature of the times. So many of you voted for brilliantly San Francisco and Bay Area things, showing how much you care, and how much local businesses, arts organizations, music-makers, cocktail shakers, and everything else inside the Golden Gate matters to who we are and how we live. We have so many new and classic winners.

Best of the Bay 2022
Featured Artisan

Susanna De Simone

New Holiday Collection from 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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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.
5% of all Proceeds Gifted to Our Artisans

Honoring our Artisans

This Holiday Season, we will to contribute 5% of all Biordi sales from Thanksgiving Day through "Giving Tuesday" November 29th to our artisans. This our 3rd year of sharing the joy with our artisans. The gift is from you, so Thank you!

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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Welcome to Biordi Art Imports

San Francisco's finest retailer for Italian pottery and ceramics!

Biordi Art Imports offers the finest in imported Italian pottery from artisans in Deruta, Castelli, Siena, Florence and many of Italy's other historical villages known for majolica. We only sell the best, heirloom quality Italian pottery and proudly bring these handmade, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind ceramics to you!

We have searched throughout Italy and found the best artisans to create this functional art known as Majolica. All the Italian ceramics at Biordi’s are handmade and signed by the artisan who created it. The process for producing this 500-year-old art form begins with a special clay from specific regions in Italy, then the ceramics are fired, dipped in a white glaze, and painted with lead-free mineral paints; and then fired again to expose the vibrant colorations known only to Italian majolica.

Shop our one-of-a-kind collections of Deruta pottery, espresso cups, Della Robbia, holiday ornaments and more online or in-store.

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