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OUR MISSION

TO PRESERVE, EXPERIENCE AND CELEBRATE THE ITALIAN CULTURE

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

Biordi Art Imports offers the largest selection of religious hand-crafted artwork in America.
From Nativity Scenes to Della Robbia's, Holy Water Fonts and Glorious Religious Artwork.

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Featured Gifts

Gifts $50 and Under

Shop now for gifts $50 and Under.

Choose best selling Laudemo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Riva Cucina Olive Oil, dipping bowls, Il Papiro paper products and more.

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Italian Holiday Ornaments

Italian ornaments are the most cherished gift you can give your loved ones this holiday! Our hand painted ornaments from Italy are painted by several artisans from Umbria, Tuscany and Sicily.

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Hand-painted mugs

Biordi Art Imports Handcrafted Mugs 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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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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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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NEW Artisan Partnership

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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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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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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Teste di Moro

Legend of the Moorish Head The legend of the Moorish head 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). One day, a beautiful and honorable young girl living in the Kalsa, the arabic district of Palermo, was taking care of plants and flowers in the balcony of her house as she was used to. Suddenly, a Moor merchant who was passing by, fell in love with the beautiful girl who immediately returned his love. They started having a love story until when she discovered he already had a wife and children waiting for him in his native land. She went suddenly crazy of jealousy and one night, while he was sleeping she thought of a way to make him stay with her forever! She therefore cut off his head and used it as a vase to grow her beautiful basil plant. People walking by her balcony started looking at her flourishing plant of basil and became jealous of how bloomed her plants were, so they commissioned the potters in Palermo to forge colourful clay heads pots wishing to have the same magic green thumb.

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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.

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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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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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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.
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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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