Luigi Bonetti

La fabbrica dei sogni is Luigi Bonetti’s SNC that has been building Viareggio Carnival floats since 1993, first as a collaborator and then on his own from 2005 onwards 

A family tradition, under the banner of innovation in techniques

Luigi Bonetti, together with his brother Uberto, worked with papier-mâché master Renato Verlanti. He is the nephew of Uberto Bonetti, creator of Burlamacco, and grandson of another great Carnival figure: the painter Giovanni Lazzarini, Menghino. With Lazzarini and Verlanti, he created the most beautiful floats of the 1990s, including the first prize-winning “Moby Dick” (1994) “Vecchi fantasmi vagano sull’Europa” (1995), the “Telemostro” (1996), “Fate il vostro gioco signori” (1997), “Amenica sex gate show” (1999).  

He worked for about a decade on the set designs for the Torre del Lago Puccini Puccini Festival, and did enlargements for important artists such as Igor Mitoraj, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Roger Dean, Helaine Blumenfeld, Claudio Capotondi, Franco Adami, Roberta Giovannini Onniboni, and many others. 

The workshop of La fabbrica dei sogni is equipped with state-of-the-art technological background: a sculpting robot to carve polystyrene and wood, two 3D scanners to create three-dimensional files from small and large objects, a foaming machine for polyurea and polyurethane plastics, a kiln for terracotta, and a lathe for creating mechanical objects.