In the world, we look in flea markets, junk shops, old taverns, shops, and wherever you can look for these increasingly rare to find slicers and scales.
The “Officina dei Ricordi”
The choice of the name Officina dei Ricordi says a lot about us: we want to restore the value they deserve to the objects of the past that have marked history with their practical and artistic uniqueness. Just like the Berkel slicers.
The “Officina dei Ricordi” is a laboratory specializing in the restoration of slicers, scales and coffee grinders of the historical Berkel brand. Original period objects, such as flywheel slicers, recovered and restored to their former glory. Talking about ourselves, describing ourselves, defining ourselves is not our job. Our skills find their raison d’être in doing, in the tireless and meticulous work that we carry out with passion every day. So first of all we invite you to come and visit us in our laboratory, to immerse yourself in the charm of the past by Berkel. Here you will get to know our faces and the places where we breathe the history of this brand that has become renowned. You will discover us generous, almost hopeless, towards the industrious people who share our same passion for the wonder of Berkel products. A passion, that for restoration, which is now part of the roots of our family. You will also find us generous towards everything that has brought us up here: culture, art and undoubtedly history. Our workshop is the place where we bring to the present the objects of the past and it is here that you will get to know us in depth. Unique objects that we handle with the care that is due to unique and precious things. With the respect that is due to the skill of the masters of the past. With the respect that is due to their history, to the hands that touched them, to the places where they lived, to the countries from which they come. If, on the other hand, you really can’t reach us, then we will tell you a little about us and what we do through this site entirely dedicated to the Berkel world.
Searching the wonderful Berkels and their elements
We have been looking for Berkel products for many years not only in Italy but in every other possible country. We have been dealing with mechanics for about 60 years and since 1990 we have dedicated ourselves in particular to the restoration of the fabulous Berkel slicers and scales. Over time, we have developed our workshop which now boasts admirers who go beyond the borders of our beautiful Italy. In fact, there are many of our “treats” that shine in different parts of the world. Bringing precious objects to their ancient splendor, respecting the historical period of origin without compromising their efficiency, is our mission. We like to take care of the smallest details and this leads us to carry out a few restorations but of great value.
The Officina dei Ricordi never stops!
There have been and are many difficulties, but what has pushed us and encourages us to continue is PASSION! Both ours and that of the highly specialized artisans who collaborate with us.
So, step by step, we have arrived today and there are many Berkel slicers and scales that we have been able to put into operation both for the perfect daily use, and for the pleasure of owning a unique piece of furniture, of great historical content and value that is renewed over time.