Origins and history
Pinuccia Tribolati Stagnani, combining her passion for arts and antiques, founded Antichità Stagnani in 1988 as a meeting place for both enthusiasts and restorers, such as cabinet-makers, lacquerers and miniaturists. She traded prestigious antique furniture and supervised several accurate restoration works until she sadly passed away in 1992.
Despite Pinuccia’s early death, her dream didn’t fade away: Andrea Stagnani, her 24 year-old son, soon met the 19 year-old Alessandra Fanchin and together, as antique experts, they reinvented the shop by making it an antiques and collectors’ jewellery maison.
Andrea grew up surrounded by antiques thanks to his father Sergio who was a fine cabinet-maker. He then decided to continue his training by studying gems, with a specialisation in diamonds. He completed his education obtaining a first class degree as “Graduate Diamond Gemologist” at the GIA, Gemological Institute of America.
Alessandra’s environment has always been that of commissioned jewellery and art, but she deepened her artistic education by studying jewellery design, and her academic education graduating in Psychological Science and Techniques. Her qualifications help her living with full emotional awareness the creative process, and gives her the sensitivity to find the closest connection between the costumer and the jewel, that must be conceived going along with the subjective emotional needs of the buyer.
The historical venue
STAGNANI Antichità has its heart in via Santa Radegonda 5, in Milan’s historical centre, right next to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and a few steps away from La Scala and the Duomo di Milano.
Via Santa Radegonda project was drawn up by architect Giuseppe Piermarini by order of Maria Theresa of Austria, who thought of it as a ‘bridge’ between two of the most important monuments of Milan.