LICENSED FOREIGN TRADE ENTERPRISE: IMPORT–EXPORT OF FURNITURE RESTORATION WORKSHOP "ART-RENO"
Art-Reno is a company operating for over 35 years on the domestic and foreign markets, which steadily increases the amount of saved from destruction historical objects / monuments, restoring their original glory. A team of experienced and qualified specialists perform full range of restoration works. The workshop deals with renovation of secular objects as well as altars and sacral interiors, furniture production, furniture renovation, furniture sales and finally comprehensive interior design.
The company owns a property in Zabrze, in which it is located, that is where there are the furniture production and the renovation facilities.
The Antique Workshop is proud to underline its success in the field of furniture restorations, which has been reached in thousands, as well as success in reconstructions of museum and sacral objects such as: conservation of baroque altar in Krzyzanowice’s church; full reconstruction of altars at Roman – Catholic church of ‘St. Maria’s Birth’ at Bojkow and at ‘St. Mother of God Supporting the Faith’ Parish in Piekary Slaskie – Dabrowka Wielka; renovation of the main altar and side altars at the Cathedral of St. Apostoles Peter and Paul in Gliwice; full reconstruction of the main neo-gothic altar of St. Francis’ church in Zabrze; reconstruction of presbytery along with 14 meter altar at the Parish of St. Michael Archangel in Wroclaw, as well as making a throne for the visit of Pope at Gliwice, and reconstruction of coaches of Jan III Sobieski for Museum in Wilanow.
A perfect example of our interior design is complete furnishing of places such as: the Palace in Czarny Las, 16c Castle in Tarnowice Stare and its surrounding buildings: Hotel na Podzamczu and Gospoda u Wrochema Inn. One of the greatest success remains a complete reconstruction of the ballroom in Vienna at the Hyatt Hotel.
For the past 35 years the Antique Restoration Workshop "Art-Reno", with its head office in Zabrze – Hagera 55, has been thriving in the restoration market, saving art pieces of furniture from further damage. It has been brought to live under the authorisation of the Town Office to run works related to furniture restoration since 23rd October 1984, based on the opinion of the Province Historic Buildings Conservation Officer.
At our highly specialised workshops we undertake full restoration of interiors (including sacral) and of antique furniture, including:
- Lacquer / varnish
- Turning works
- Burling / veneering
- Marquetry and Inlaying work
- Upholsterer works
- Clock fixing
- Restoration documentation
Years of experience and practical knowledge based upon theory allow for easy as well as professional and precise restoration of furniture from different historic eras.
There are pieces of well known furniture artists / craftsmen ‘going through’ the workshop, such as: Abraham and David Reontgen, Johann Gallus Jacob, Giuseppe Magiolini, Jean Henri Reisener, Thomas Chippendale, George Heppelwhite, Spindler, Schinkel, Boulle, Simmler, Michael Thonet, as well as ebanistas from Meinz – Franz Brant centre, Nikolaus Lenger, Johann Fachinger, Kaspar Rothweiler.
There have been hundreds of objects in the workshop of museum value: - renaissance, baroque, classicism, empire and Biedermeier’ furniture. There are also old art exploiting furniture ‘going through’ the workshop. These are from later furniture eras: historicism, secession ,and the twenty - year interwar period. Furniture, paintings, clocks, figures and many more valuables are available to view in our display areas.
By using old artistic techniques we wish to keep the elements of history by collecting tools, items used by our ancestors in joinery, chisels try, turning, and many other often forgotten trades.
Part of the collection is available to be seen at our workshop, whereas the full collection will be exhibited at Castle Complex’ museum of artistic craftsmanship and of old exploiting art.
We also have a collection of model manufactures from tiny bolts, hardware fittings, keys and capital locks through to a selection of chiselled figures.
Furniture reproduction and interior designThe workshop has big experience in antique furniture reproduction.
Fully arranged interiors of private offices, dining rooms and bedrooms deserve a great attention. Wonderful examples of fully arranged interiors can be seen at ‘Zespol Palacowy’ at Czarny Las – Wozniki Slaskie, "Zabrzanski Gosciniec", Hotel in Landshut or Hotel na Podzamczu. These works involved production of coffer wood panelling and furnishing in antique reproductions and contemporarily made additional elements.
RealisationsOur reputation and experience has resulted in recognition of museums that are willingly handing over their unique collections. Examples of out work are: restoration of a French sedan from XVIII century for the Museum in Gliwice and carriages belonging to museum collections or to private collectors.
A great honour for us was to entrust us in the reconstruction of three parade coaches of Jan III Sobieski commissioned by Museum Palac in Wilanow.
We keep the quality of our work on World standards, signified by successful fifteen year cooperation with abroad related to restoration.
We are proud to underline our success in the field of restorations and reconstructions of sacral objects. Our works include:
- Conservation of a baroque altar in Krzyzanowice’s church in 1996;
- Full reconstruction of altars at Roman – Catholic church of ‘St. Maria’s Birth’ at Bojkow in 1999
- Full reconstruction of the altar at ‘St. Mother of God Supporting the Faith’ Parish in Piekary Slaskie – Dabrowka Wielka in 1999;
- Restoration of the main altar and side altars at the Cathedral of St. Apostols Peter and Paul in Gliwice between 1999 - 2000;
- Reconstruction of “p.w. Wniebowzięcia NMP” wooden church (including restoration of remaining elements)
- Full reconstruction of the main neo-gothic altar of St. Francis’ church in Zabrze, in 2002;
- Throne produced for the Pope, who visited Poland - Gliwice 15.06.1999.
- Reconstruction of the presbytery at the Parish of St. Michael Archangel in Wroclaw;
- Reconstruction of three parade coaches of Jan III Sobieski commissioned by the Museum in Wilanow.
- One of the greatest success remains a complete reconstruction of the ballroom in Vienna at the Hyatt Hotel.
Spiritus movens - Rajner Smolorz
Rajner Smolorz, the art lover, connoisseur and patron for past 35 years as the owner of the ‘Antique Restoration Workshop’ under authorisation given by Historic Buildings Conservation Officer for Silesian Province continues to save art and antique furniture from damage.
His experience and reputation within the field resulted in calling him as a Court Assessor in antique furniture field and as an Expert of Minister of Art and Culture in preservation and protection of antiques, specialty of conservation and renovation of antiques.
His first contact with furniture began in 1978 - at the beginning, he only collected furniture, clocks and other antique items. His interest in arts, antiques and its protection resulted in opening the workshop, which would take care of bringing those items back to life. An additional drive was the fact that there were not too many industries of that sort with high standards at that time.
Pracownia Konserwatorska Art-Reno
ul. Hagera 55, 41 – 800 Zabrze
tel. +48 32 271 19 54, 32 278 45 40
fax + 48 32 278 45 39
ul. Pyskowicka 39,
42 – 612 Tarnowskie Góry
tel./fax 032 384 74 61, 384 55 50, www.komplekszamkowy.pl,