Founded in 1993 by Marino and Piera Giannini. Their first designs were hanging wall fountains and planters. Giannini now occupies a 2.5 acre factory and showroom in South San Francisco, California. They cast up to 900 cast-stone fountains and statue molds a day that form fountains, planters, pedestals, benches and statues that the Giannini’s design and all are produced on site.
As a truly hands-on business it takes two to three months to take one of Marino’s drawings from start to finish and involves a skilled process of hand sculpting and mold making. When the mold is ready for production, it is filled with a slurry of high quality cement, aggregates, water, steel, synthetic fibers, and additives to ensure strength and durability. The product is then cured and finished with one of their 20 signature colors that are applied by hand.