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The know-how of Atelier Sapaf 1954 for Bahrain

A Replica 1954 donated to Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa

In recent days, Andrea Calistri has delivered one of his most precious creations: a Replica 1954 limited edition, to Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the authority on culture and Antiquities of Bahrain and one of the most influential women in the Arab world, according to Forbes magazine.


«It was a pleasure to honor the Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa with one of our creations – said Andrea Calistri, master craftsman and proprietor of Atelier Sapaf 1954 –. The choice fell on Replica1954 because I think they represent in our vision and more generally the traits of Florentine craftsmanship: valorisation of historical legacy, pursuit of excellence and contemporary vision. "



Replica1954 comes in fact from the rediscovery of old drawings and tools that have made the history of trademark Sapaf, brought back to life after more than sixty years. Hand painted and decorated with gold leaf, minibag is a real gem, manufactured in numbered series and in multiple colours and leathers.

The delivery was held on the occasion of the event "Bahrain Meets Europe in Florence" organized by Life Beyond Tourism. An exhibition dedicated to the craft and cultural expressions of Bahrain hosted the Auditorium al Duomo of Florence under 21 ^ Assembly of Romualdo Del Bianco.