The duo behind Arte Mani Studio are Marco Baldisser and Nicoletta Benella, an artisan husband and wife team from Italy specializing in polished plaster surfaces and bespoke decorative finishes based in Auckland - New Zealand. Marco is a master decorator or “Artigiano”. Nicoletta is a designer by trade with a background in fashion and graphic design. Deciding to combine their skills together they founded Arte Mani in 2017.
By fusing their two (sometimes diametrical) points of view, along with a profound knowledge of this Italian Art, they began experimenting with the amazing medium of lime-based plaster
products. Testing combinations of colours and textures, re-creating timeless design with
unexpected choices of materials and transitions, they have transformed what was previously an unaffected ancient tradition, into a contemporary aesthetic.