Fiorella Bonanno, from Palermo, is a daughter of art. Her father, Maestro Totò Bonanno, who died in 2002, was considered one of the more important contemporary Sicilian painters and her mother, Zina Ansaloni, is an accomplished painter and art teacher. Since a child, Fiorella has had a passion for graphics and pictorial decoration. She would spend all days in the ateliers of the parents which were fascinating to her and full of appeal. After her years of study at an art-oriented secondary school and the Academy of Fine Arts, her first work experiences were dedicated to wood restoration and decoration. In 2011, she opened in the old town centre of Palermo, the Kimano Studio with an old friend and schoolmate, where they specialise in the production of stained glass and theatrical scenography. The name of the atelier, and also its product, refers to a phrase in Sicilian dialect, “Ch’i mano” which in fact means “with one’s hands”; thus emphasizing the production exclusively done by hand. Kimano develops projects for the interior decor of apartments and showrooms bringing together tradition and design. Fiorella Bonanno also works on objects only seemingly insignificant or “forgotten” by turning them into pieces of art. For some time now, she has been passionately dedicated to the study and reproduction of typical Sicilian decor on wood, keeping alive the artistic traditions of her homeland.