Sestini e Corti is a small company in the Tuscan hills, headquartered in a house built in the 1700s in the province of Siena. Here old oak, chestnut and fir beams, chipped sheets of travertine, forgotten shingles and roof tiles are taken care of, so that they may once again take up residency in new apartments, floors, roofs, vases.
Walt Whitman once wrote, “Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost, / […] no object of the world.”
He was probably right. Everything on show here seems to prove it. Lamps, chairs, windows, chests of drawers, suitcases, armchairs, benches, sinks… even an old-fashioned switchboard and a grouchy pommel horse that so many generations of aspiring champions vaulted on and jumped over.
More proof is in the houses, both old and modern, that now wear the high-quality recyclables that come from old demolished attics, villas and estates, and which were molded by this family-run business.
Indeed, nothing here is ever really lost.