|Antonio Umani (1978-2019)
Antonio Umani came from Germany to newly founded Wiener Silber Manufactur in 2008 where he accomplished his practical training with a master title in arts and crafts. He ran the silversmith’s workshop in Ebreichsdorf with great passion and dedicated craftsmanship. He was primarily responsible for the product portfolio and for the training of the next silversmiths’ generation.
Antonio Umani paid deep respect to the historic heritage of the silversmith company and was also well known for his affinity to modern design. In numerous cooperation projects, f. e. with Zaha Hadid, Erwin Wurm und Wolfgang Joop, he succeeded to put even the boldest designs into practice.
Antonio Umani leaves behind a big gap at Wiener Silber Manufactur and in the world of silversmith arts and crafts. „We have lost a great artist and a dear friend,” says Georg Stradiot, owner of Wiener Silber Manufactur.