Stefano Vianello was born in Venice in 1973. After completing his compulsory education he worked for a short period at a printing works. He was then taken on as a shop boy at the Benito Turco firm, which specialized in Venetian terrazzo, a historic type of flooring typical of the Triveneto region, where he assisted the craftsmen in the work of laying and restoring floors in the city’s palazzi and museums.
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In 1997, at the age of twenty-four, he decided to set up the Vianello company with his brother. Over its 23 years of activity Stefano and Marco have continued to hone their manual and entrepreneurial skills, studying the techniques of restoration of the materials and adopting new technologies while trying to maintain unaltered the processes and methods of application, such as the dry technique of seminato and rolling, which give a unique quality and beauty to Venetian terrazzo. The craftsmen lay flawless exclusive and customized floors for private homes and the outlets of important international brands, such as Etro and Luxottica, as well as for historic hotels, like the Danieli in Venice. The firm jealously guards the age-old and precious heritage of the technique of Venetian seminato: over many years of work, Vianello has succeeded in exporting this tradition outside the city, first to Milan and Rome and then abroad, to Austria, Switzerland and Canada.
A legacy that they also take care to pass on: recently the craftsmen have in fact opened up the workshop for meetings with secondary school pupils and college students, to introduce their extraordinary know-how to new generations. In the last few years the Vianello brothers have devoted themselves chiefly to the restoration of old floors, collaborating with the Sovrintendenza, as well as to unpaid interventions for the recovery of historic floors in the city, like the work carried out in the church of San Pantalon in 2013 and in the Sala del Piovego of the Doge’s Palace in 2017. In 2015 Stefano Vianello won the first Rolando Segalin award, given to the best artisans of the city in commemoration of a great Venetian craftsman.