The People Behind Foundry Road - Piero Mariani
Pierio is a legend. His fabrication shop in Capel Hendre, Ammanford is not only a workspace, but a treasure trove of antiques and heritage items.
We have worked with Piero for a very long time, he has helped us realise our signature counter designs for both the Espresso Bar and Roastery which are now in place at both sites
Piero is of Italian decent, His Mother and Father originally from the East and West coasts of Italy met whilst travelling from their homeland to the UK after the Second World War.
Piero has been in fabrication for 25 years and fell into the trade after working with his wife's Father. He then set up The Fab Shop originally specialising in office furniture.
Now, Piero's passion lies in heritage work, restoring vintage items to their prime. and forging replacement pieces. He has restored many items for the Natoional Trust and CADW.
His workshop is a full of antiques and vintage items. he's even restored a 1970s Volkswagen Bug and Camper himself.
He even let me have a shot at driving the Bug!
More People Behind Foundry Road to come.