THE EVOLUTION OF THE LOGO OF THE ART STUDIO
ARS SACRA 1875 FERDINAND STUFLESSER
forth and actual Logo of the Ars Sacra 1875 Ferdinand Stuflesser
art studio, used from the 60s on.
ARS SACRA (latin for Sacred Art);
F.ST. (for Ferdinand Stuflesser);
the year 1875 (first provable registration at the Chamber of Commerce).
The third Logo of the FERDINAND STUFLESSER art studio, from the 20s
until the 50s.
the MADE IN ITALY trademark, to emphazise the origin of the creations, which was Italy and not Austria any more;
the words TRADE MARK to underline the international orientation of the business
second Logo of the FERDINAND STUFLESSER art studio, from the first
years of the 19th century until 1919:
St.Ulrich-Gröden, Tirol, AUSTRIA (Ortisei – Gardena Valley, Tyrol, because Ortisei was passed on to Italy after 1918, by the end of World War I);
BILDHAUER und ALTARBAUER (sculptor and altar-constructor/altarbuilder);
the coat of arms of Pope Pius IX. The studio was awarded Furnisher to the Holy See.
first Logo of the FERDINAND STUFLESSER art studio, from the end of
1800 until the first years of 1900.
BILDHAUER und ALTARBAUER (sculptor and altar-constructor);
St.Ulrich-Gröden, Tirol (Ortisei – Gardena Valley, Tyrol, because Ortisei was passed on to Italy after 1918, by the end of World War I).
of the FERDINAND STUFLESSER art studio, firstly emitted for the 100th Anniversary
in 1975 and then for the 130th in 2005.
the worldmap, to emphazise the international character of the studio and its customers
the change from 1875-1975 to 1875 -2005 (for the 130th Anniversary).
130 YEARS OF NAME EVOLUTION
In these 130
years the name Ferdinand Stuflesser has often been changed for marketing
reasons. Ferdinand Stuflesser was also known as:
Ferdynand Stuflesser (Stuflesser Ferdynand, Tyrol, Austrya);
Ferdinando Stuflesser Ateliers;
Stuflesser Nàndor (Nandor Stuflesser);
The changes of the firm denomination are also interesting to look at; the denominations were changed accordingly to the language and the country:
Ars Sacra 1875;
Kunstanstalt für Altarbau und Bildhauerei;
Kunstanstalt für Altarbau und kirchliche Bildhauerei;
Bildhauerei und Atelier für Altarbau;
Institut für kirchliche Kunst, Altarbau und kirchl. Bildhauerei;
Bildhauer und Altarbauer;
Anstalt für kirchliche Kunst;
Hoflieferant Sr. Heiligkeit;
Kunstanstalt für Holzschnitzerei, Austria (Österreich);
Stabilimento d`arte sacra, statue religiose ed altari;
Atelier d`art religeux;
Beeldhauwer en Altaorbauwer;
Architekt oltarzy i rzezbiarz posagow;
Woodcarving Art Studio;
Divine Mean Liturgical Design;
Scultore d'arte sacra;
Articoli Religiosi Stuflesser;
Intagliatori Legno Stuflesser;
Bildhauer kirlicher Kunst;
Sculptor of religious art;
Establecimento artistico de altares, presepi via crucis y escultura eclesiastica.
If you desire
to commission a particular work, please tell us of your wishes,
and we will provide you without obligation with a choice of sketches and pictures.
You are welcome to send your own drawings or sketches and we will carry out your wishes in wood or bronze.
All work executed in studio workshops according to sketches and models prepared by studio is hand carved and protected by law internationally and in Italy. Imitations are thus precluded..
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TRADEMARK OF THE WOODEN SCULPTURE
The trademark for wooden sculptures produced exclusively and entirely by hand.
In order to protect the sculptors of woodcarvings, which are exclusively produced by hand, the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano has decided to certify the genuineness of this procedure. This certification is made in two successive stages: a trademark, duly registered, is attached to the object, and a certificate is issued declaring that it is entirely and exclusively hand-made.
which must be claimed, consists of a metal disc, bearing the inscription “ENTIRELY
The application of the trademark is done by an expert chosen by the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano. After the work has been completed and carefully examined, the expert issues the certificate, which is an official document of the Chamber of Commerce, numbered progressively and containing all the information necessary for the unmistakable identification of the woodcarving.
Since its founding, the Art Studio FERDINAND STUFLESSER has maintained a mission to preserve the beauty and vitality of the sculpted works.
Our long tradition has great value and is at the base of the work we still carry out: the past helps us to avoid mistakes. We are also sure that the given references give you trust.
The Art Studio gives you a guarantee of 5 years in case of natural decay (examples: color damage or clefts in the material). We do not cover theft, fire, or mistreatment.
The Art Studio has been working with hundreds of Churches in every part of the World. It wants to satisfy the special needs Churches can have. We don’t just offer you flexibility from us and our collaborators: we also offer you flexibility of payment. You can gladly buy on installments with 0% interest rate.
All our collaborators have a professional diploma in addition to their years of experience. Additionally the Customer has the advantage to be assisted and advised in technical terminology in three languages: English, Italian and German.
If you had more confidence in another studio or woodcarver, we can’t stop you: the trust in the Artist is one of the most important pieces in the Art mosaic.
Like the quality, the Price also has its explanations. Guaranteeing an incontestable quality and the use of first class material, our Price can in some cases overstep the competitor’s Price. If the competitors give you the same warranty and inspires you the same trust at a cheaper Price, we don’t want to oppose. Don’t forget that the Price reflects the value of the work, which increases year for year.
Don’t take us into consideration, if we weren’t able to be in syntony with your wishes or to satisfy your needs.
THE ART OF WOODCARVING IN VAL GARDENA
In the Dolomites,
not far from the Brenner Pass in Northern Italy, lies the Gardena
Valley. Its inhabitants are Ladin speakers, and, apart from the surpassing
beauty of the surroundings and its unique regional and linguistic characteristics,
this valley has a 300-year-old tradition in the art of woodcarving.
Because of the rough climate the soil of the valley yielded its inhabitants a scanty livelihood, and so, the for the most part numerous families saw themselves in need of other sources of support. Woodcarvers have been at work in the valley since the fifteenth century.
Forests surround the valley and its stone pines provide the carvers with their principal material. From scarcely inch-high figures to statues larger than life-size, all come easily to the practiced hand of the Gardena carver, whose heartfelt fervor and conviction bears witness to deep religious feeling.
which are entirely and exclusively hand-carved are classified, get the trademark
for wooden sculptures produced exclusively and entirely by hand by
the experts of the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano (Italy), which guarantees
the authenticity of the creations.
This trademark also informs customers about the authenticity of the work and about the difference between unique creations and industrial wooden figures, which are mass-produced on a pantograph milling machine.
CUSTOM MADE (HAND-MADE) VS. PRODUCED ON PANTOGRAPH
Recognize the difference between unique creations and products from the pantograph
To see the difference
doesn’t seem to be too hard– but in fact it is. Nowadays, through
advanced technology, it is hard for people who don’t know the first
thing about it. It is difficult to judge if a sculpture is entirely
hand-carved (so it is unique) or produced on a pantograph milling
machine (there are plenty of identical ones).
Firms or shops should always give their customers advice on how a sculpture is carved. Dear Customer, always remember to ascertain the origin of the woodcarving; e.g. the used method (hand or machine) and ask for the certificate in case you bought a sculpture exclusively carved by hand.
Ours is a creation, not a production of woodcarvings.
We hope that this list of references can additionally raise the trust in us. The Studio has realised several works, such as Altars, Statues and more also in:
Miami (United States of America),
Natal (South Africa),
Olomouc (Czech Republic),
Church Size Statues and Altars
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