The Company Today
Today, their via Brecce workshop at Sant’Erasmo in Naples is in the hands of the Stingo sisters, Imma and Simona who with great determination and passion run the family business. In fact, theirs is the only remaining production of original authentic Majolica in Naples.
The historical heritage is always being enriched with the new, interpreting the latest architectural decorating trends proposing tasteful up to date solutions tailored to fit the client’s needs. The tiles, terracotta flowerpots, figurines and decorative houseware are made and decorated completely by hand with designs from our immense archives. This craftsmanship has been in Naples for almost three hundred years and has received many acclaims and awards, some just recently.
In 2011, The Association of Historical Family Companies has dedicated a plaque.
In 2015, The Mayor of Naples Luigi De Magistris visited the factory and awarded a plaque on which was written, “with profound gratitude and admiration for its historical production of artistic ceramics which combines both the antique and noble Neapolitan tradition with the innovative and modern” .The Emmidio Mele foundation has set aside funding for the digitialization and storing of the company’s wealth of designs and for the training of a professional figure to transmit the ancient craft to.
The F. Stingo craftsmanship is renowned among the famous houses of Massa, Chiaiese, Barberio and Giustiniani in the vast horizon of the 18th century ceramic business. It can be stated without a doubt that the Stingo family represent the link between the ancient past and the present being the one and only company from the 1700’s still on the market today.
Pasquale Stingo was the original founder followed by his descendents who carried on the tradition, increasing production until buying and using the Giustinians’ kilns in the second half of the 19th century. Hand in hand with the manufacturing goes a high and noteworthy level of artistry thanks to the introduction of innovative elements in the field of color and design. The range of products started to grow, and besides the riggiole or Majolica tiles, to include flower pots, statues, and tableware.
Many factories in Naples have closed both because of a lagging economy and the lack of qualified personnel. Imma and Simona have taken on the responsibility of heading the only surviving factory that continues to sell and fascinate the world with its products. One of its most recent jobs was the exclusive resort, the Four Seasons in Miami, but equally prestigious were four big hotels such as The Regina Isabella of Lacco Ameno on Ischia, the San Pietro in Positano, the Scalinatella on Capri and the Sirenuse in Positano. Worth mentioning is the tile flooring of the Bourbon residence Villa Rosebery, Neapolitan home to The Italian President of the Republic. In the past, restoration was carried out in the Chiostro of Santa Chiara, in the Chiesa delle Grazie a Caponapoli and in numerous historical buildings.