THE MASTER: ANTONINO LONGHITANO
Master craftsman Antonino Longhitano, founder of Athena Art and Torino Decor, met the Tadelakt Technique in 2003 in Marrakech, during a traveling trip to Morocco. A technique that immediately fascinated Master Longhitano, known in Italy for being an avant-garde in the use of lime in conservative restoration and interior decoration. In fact, even Turin, with its hills rich in lime stones, has a long tradition with this material that was widely used in the Roman Empire, founders of the city. After years of learning and practice, the master has carried out numerous works using the original Tadelakt technique, thus perfecting the technique in the field. Here you can see his works over the years.
With thirty years of teaching experience in decoration and restoration, in 2009 the Master Longhitano decided to start teaching the Tadelakt Technique not only to professionals in the sector but also to individuals who wish to approach decoration and train the manual skills necessary to create a complex technique like that of Tadelakt. Given the growing interest, the last one of Tadelakt is one of the longest-running and most popular courses of Athena Art and from 2009 to today it has always been present in the programming. Here you can see the history of all Tadelakt courses carried out