Posted in news on December 2, 2015 11:27 am EST

Ferdinand Stuflesser Handcrafts Artwork for Church Specification

Five generations running, art studio Ferdinand Stuflesser has created altars, statues and other art for church projects.

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By Church Designer Staff

The Ferdinand Stuflesser 1875 studio offers custom-made church interiors, statues and restoration, carried out by the same family for 136 years and five generations. All products are made in Italy. Depending on the complexity of the project, the studio often requires 3-6 months to complete its work, working with wood, bronze, marble and mosaic.

The company reports that its fifth generation will continue to maintain the high standards and reputation of the Stuflesser name. Both children, Filip and DDr. Roberto Stuflesser, have been educated in Italian, Austrian and English schools. One of the main objectives of the art studio Ferdinando Stuflesser 1875 is, they report, to build a long-term relationship with its customers and its collaborators, working with professionalism and dedication to the art.

Filip has impressive architectural and planning capabilities, while Roberto shows strengths in marketing and customer service. The quality control of the works is executed by the brothers and their most gifted artists. It is to his children’s merit that informatics have been introduced and integrated into the studio’s processes as well as the overall use of the personal computer in the studio, which nowadays plans its projects on paper and on screen.

Currently the studio works with approximately 20 professional collaborators. The number of craftsmen decreased due to technological advances and artist innovations, the brothers report.

Stuflesser's primary strength is the flexibility and indisputable high quality of the Stuflesser creations, they report. This is because different artists work for the studio, which plans the artworks in incredible detail. In addition, the sculptor is chosen depending on the project; this is to ensure the beauty and precision of each creation and that the craftmen's abilities match the project's requirements. Every piece of work is scrutinized and checked by the brothers. "We direct our artists according to the standards and techniques which have evolved over the studio’s 136 years of existence," they note. "Our church Interiors are conceived and carved to our drafts and sketches or to the ideas and advice of our customers. Our woodcarvings are, in contrast to other firms in the industry, exclusively created in our workshops here in Ortisei, Italy. We use raw materials of the highest quality."

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