In 1949 Pio Rossi, a lathe turner, took over the firm he had worked for since 1928. In 1968 his eldest son Giuseppe entered the firm followed by Romolo in 1979. Both sons followed their father’s footsteps as lathe turners.
After their father’s demise they set up the Rossi Pio S.r.l. company with a present staff of 5 (two of whom are Giuseppe and Romolo’s sons). Rossi Pio S.r.l. has recently moved from the original workshop to new premises where, the original lathes still in use have been supplemented with more modern machinery. Together with the turning work, other production includes modern sculpture, indoor and outdoor furnishings for private homes, hotels, yachts, all types of architectural work, ornaments and sacred and funerary art.
Both marble and other types of stone such as granite are used.
Some the principal work includes:
- A reproduction of the external columns (6m high with a diameter of 80cm) of the Duomo in Siena commissioned by the Sovrintendenza alle Belle Arti (Monuments and Fine Arts Office) and work on the extension of the Scala Theatre in Milan in 1951;
- 3 basins for black granite fountains, 3m in diameter, for the White House in Washington and a 2m one for Denmarks royal palace, a Blue Bahia granite sphere for the Royal Palace in Morocco, 32 Red Alicante marble columns, 4m high, 80cm in diameter supporting a skyscraper in New York.
These are some of the contemporary artists the firm has collaborated with: Luigi Mormorelli, Esther Lapointe, Mandy Volz, Jan van Munster, Pietro Cascella, Pietro Consagra, Giò Pomodoro, William Crovello, Livio Seguso, Igor Mitoraj, Eun-Sun Park, Anna Saba, Armen Agop.
Activities: Architectural Work-Sculpture
Materials processed: Marble, granite and stones
Address: Via Aurelia Sud, Km 365,9
55045 – Pietrasanta (LU)
Phone: +39 0584.790116
Fax: +39 0584.735277
Partecipates in: Artiginart