Classic Interior Decoration

FDI is noteworthy for its capacity to adapt to the various architectonic structures and decorative needs of its customers by taking advantage of the characteristics of various decorative styles and by integrating them all together for a welcoming and extremely refined flavor.

FDI pursues internal decoration of new concepts for any type of historical period requested.

One of the characteristics of FDI is that of transforming its own ideas or those of its customers into painting. Often the need of the customer is to make a dream come true: “I’d like this bathroom to look like a Roman house and I’d like a mural decoration from those years that makes me relive that atmosphere every time that I walk in there. The painter that I like the most is Alma Tadema”.

Or: “I love Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel, but I am also very passionate about Dante and the Divine Comedy”.

The project phase begins from these initiatives.

In this specific sector of the FDI business and in the course of the years, many aspects have been refined: the productive aspect, but above all, the executive part.

Often these decorations are destined to integrate into already existing spaces, reproducing perspective images that give the optic illusion that they are really a part of the room. Here’s when Franco degl’Innocenti felt the need to change the typical rules of perspective that bring you to the focal point of straight lines. By modifying these lines into slightly arched ones you keep the image flatter and give more depth to the painted subject. These are the perspective tricks that FDI is mostly interested in. His own observations have permitted him to foresee that painted perspective needs to be manually constructed without availing oneself to the standard rules of table perspective (for architectonic designs).

Observing some of the mural pictures in a few important historical buildings of Florence and its surroundings, FDI realized that the perspective used for those decorations could be better. Flattened and painted in such a way, a slope doesn’t even appear to the level of visual perception.

Having measured and studied for a long time the decorations in the wide and long corridors, with floors covered with regular marble tiles with grout in plain sight, and a string in hand, FDI discovered that the grout lines were lightly arched. From here on, he decided to paint perspective using curved lines. The result was actually what he had hoped for.

The approach of the realization of the decoration is that to listen to the buyers’ needs and indulge them as much as possible through the presentation of most explicit drafts that are also accompanied by a preliminary estimate.

Once the estimate has been accepted, FDI begins work on a more detailed draft and when necessary, accompanies it with a few decorative samples that help to focalize attention on the choice of colors and the decorative style itself.

The next phase is to start working. At this point the customer can ask for photographic and personal updates and occasionally the possibility to see the work in progress through the use of the web.

Architectural elements or particular structures, such as domes or rounded ceilings, usually inhibit FDI to do the work on canvas and make it mandatory to work directly on site.

Once the painting is done, the canvases are shipped to the destination where FDI assembles them, installs them, and makes any touch-ups.

Through this manufacturing process, FDI allows the concerned site to proceed without any hindrance and at the same time, is able to respect the worksite’s timeline.