Fontanini (The House of Fontanini) was founded in 1908 in Bagni di Lucca, an Italian village in Tuscany, Italy by Emanuele Fontanini. Four generations later, the House of Fontanini is still a family business run by the five core-family members. The Fontanini family takes pride in creating life-like figures and nativities that take you back to the Biblical Bethlehem story. Each piece produced is historically researched for accuracy in the detail and story of the piece.
Each Fontanini figures begins as a clay sculpture. After the sculpture is created (and approved), the piece is reproduced in polymer. All figures are produced in the Italian factory and are hand painted by an artisan in their home in Italy. The Fontanini family closely monitors the production of all figures.