Farewell to our Father and Founder

Addio Papá

It has taken some time for us to formally let you all know that our beloved father and founder of G Mannino and Sons, passed away unexpectedly on the 5th of March, 2019.

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Hint of 1950s Retro Buffet

A gorgeous, elegant piece which hints at the 1950s.  This retro buffet in gloss lacquer and Black Walnut was made for a very dear client of ours earlier this year.

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Vintage Radiogram Restoration

Have a look at this excellent, painstaking restoration of a circa 1950s radiogram.  Made from Australian Ash with a European Walnut front and Queensland Walnut sides.  Another labour of love from G Mannino and Sons Cabinet Makers.

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Burmese Teak Bedroom Suite

The workmanship in this bedroom suite is to be truly admired.  Designed and crafted by Fiorentino, sun-ray patterned Burmese Teak wedges on the bedhead have been patiently inlaid to an exact centre point.  Bed slats are of solid pine.  Beautiful matching bedside cabinets complete the suite.

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A granddaughter asks her Nonno for a special gift

Last year we received some long awaited, wonderful news; that my daughter, Claudia, was expecting her first child! While preparing her baby’s room, Claudia wished she had some sort of heirloom for her child. As we are a migrant family, we came to Australia with a migrant’s usual limited belongings;

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Kitchen designed by architect Sandy Anghie – crafted by G Mannino and Sons

Have a look at this gorgeous Burmese teak kitchen designed by architect Sandy Anghie, which we proudly crafted.

 

 

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Proud of the mention by a most valued client: Anghie residence Dalkeith

There are times when we just ‘click’ with a client and our dealings with Sandy Anghie have been one of those times.  It was our pleasure to have contributed to Sandy Anghie’s stunning Dalkeith residence with our work and we are so proud of our mention in a recent feature article on her home in the Scoop Homes and Art magazine.

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Antique table restoration: A labour of friendship

A while ago, some good family friends came to us with a project that only our father, ‘il maestro’, could tackle.  They inherited a precious jarrah table, handed down from father to son for 5 generations, which was of great sentimental value to them.  The problem was that after 5 generations of use,

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Il Maestro Finished Masterpiece

After months of crafting, our talented father, ‘il maestro’, founder, Giuseppe (Joe) Mannino, has finished his latest masterpiece.

Display cabinet in flame mahogany.

 

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Deco Retro

Finally completed, a table and sideboard for my daughter and son in law, Claudia and Julio.

The brief was modern retro in keeping with Claudia’s love of the forties and fifties style.

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