Listone Giordano meets culture

The spirit of research behind Listone Giordano led to the creation in the year 2000 of the Guglielmo Giordano Foundation. Dedicated to the memory of Guglielmo Giordano, the Foundation was established with the specific aim of promoting work in the same fields in which the renowned Italian wood expert carried out his scientific research and cultural interests. 

Therefore the Foundation promotes historical and technological studies and research on wood, and at the same time interacting with the art world, supporting seminars, conventions, large exhibitions, events and publications.


The Foundation aims at creating an ambitious research program on the use of wood within three specific fields of study: the environment, focusing on wood as a raw material and forestry resource to be protected in relation to the environment, the region and the landscape; science and technology, focusing on the study of wooden structures, especially in architecture; and the arts, researching the use of wood in the visual arts, such as painting and design. Thanks to its commitment, the Giordano Foundation has had the honour to sponsor and be actively involved in the organization of some of the most important exhibitions devoted to Italian Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo, Raffaello and Leonardo da Vinci. In 2007 the Foundation played a key role in the rediscovery of a lost masterpiece painted by Pinturicchio, Il Bambin Gesù delle Mani.

  • Guglielmo Giordano

    He was born in Margarita, Piedment region in 1904. University professor and internationally renowned wood specialist and researcher.

    Considered one of the most important authorities in the science of wood. Professor of wood-technology at the University of Florence for over 30 years and advisor to international organizations such as the UNO, ECE and FAO. In 1954 he founded the National Institute of Wood Research (CNR) and has written several essays for important publications.

    In 1983 he led a project, in cooperation with Margaritelli, to develop an innovative wood flooring system characterized by a new multilayer technology. The new product was patented under the name “Listone Giordano which gives scientific solutions to the problem of wood deformability due to environmental temperature and humidity variations