Events

Italia su misura launches the #ichoosemadeinitaly project

The portal devoted to fine craftsmanship, Italia su misura, launches the social use of the #ichoosemadeinItaly hashtag. Through a social campaign based on portraits of artisans, Italia su misura aims to promote a real movement and lay the foundation for the relaunching of fine Italian craftsmanship. The world of artistic crafts is rich in knowhow, […]

29/04/2020 - 30/09/2020

Decorative Arts
Metals

Antonino Sciortino

A former industrial area filled with showrooms and, at the end of the garden, a truly special workshop: the headquarters of Antonino Sciortino, an artist-craftsman who specializes in wirework and creates highly original furnishing objects, from tables to lamps, from chairs to bookcases. Born the youngest of nine children, he began working at a very […]

Milano

The world of craftsmanship

#ichoosemadeinitaly in major magazines

Launched in April, the #ichoosemadeinitaly project, carried out by the 3 partners of Italia su misura, Associazione OMA – Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and Gruppo Editoriale, has already made the rounds of the most important national magazines and the most popular newspapers. Much more than a social campaign, ichoosemadeinitaly invites […]

Decorative Arts
Stone

Renzo Buttazzo

Thanks to extensive research and experimentation on stone from Lecce, Renzo Buttazzo managed to transform this material, with innovation and artisan’s knowledge, making it one-of-a-kind and creating a unique style, now recognized worldwide. In his design and sculpture works, one can perceive the unique execution and special quality of the stone, beyond that sense of […]

Lecce

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Platimiro Fiorenza – artista del corallo

The latest recognition in order of time is the inclusion in the REI, the Register of Intangible Heritage, to be exact in the Book of Living Human Treasures, but really Master Platimiro Fiorenza has received countless awards. Moreover, he has devoted his entire life to gold-smithing, given that at only seven years of age, he  […]

Trapani

The world of craftsmanship

The tradition of the scagliola technique

The technique developed in the late 1500s in conjunction with the fashion of inlaid stone and commesso in semi-precious stone. There are many examples of this art in the Florence area, especially during the time of the Medici who loved this technique for non-sacred furnishings. From the seventeenth century, the scagliola technique was used throughout […]

Scagliola

Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

Rubinacci

Customized styling is guaranteed by this historic tailor: the mastery of the workmanship is not only technical, but also an interpretation of the taste and style of the customer who wants the custom-made garment. Here, artisan technique is combined with excellence in the choice of fabrics Made in Italy and Made in the UK. Professionals, […]

Napoli

The world of craftsmanship

Moulding the material

The art of shaping material, any material, and making it into an object for daily use or decoration, using techniques that have been refined over time to become the heritage of many trades, is one of the foundations of Italian culture, its knowledge, roots and wealth. Italy has no end of historical or new-generation workshops […]

Arti decorative

Events

Palazzo Madama in Turin reopens, with Mantegna’s exhibition extended until July 20th

The Andrea Mantegna exhibition. Relive The Ancient, Building The Modern, opened in mid-December 2019, and in its time scheduled until May 6 but interrupted by the pandemic and now visible again until July 20, pays homage to the greatness of the Renaissance painter, able to combine classical quotations with modern perspective experimentation, combined with careful […]

28/05/2020 - 20/07/2020
Torino

Events

The Art Crafts schools are restarting, an important appeal!

The joint action of the Italian Schools of Arts and Crafts launched by ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine and supported by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, continues with tenacity and with good results to date. The appeal of this network of institutes of excellence to national and regional institutions for a reopening in […]

29/05/2020 - 30/06/2020

Events

Artigiano del Cuore Contest

Extraordinary situations require extraordinary initiatives: the 2020 edition of the Artigiano del Cuore competition, promoted by Wellmade, aims to concretely support Italian artistic craftsmanship in this emergency situation. For this year’s winner a fundraiser will be organized, the proceeds of which will go to constitute a cash donation for the individual craftsman up to 5. […]

29/05/2020 - 30/06/2020

Decorative Arts
Paper

Toscolano 1381

Marco Castellini, member of IAPMA (International Association of Paper Makers and Artists), today is the only Master Papermaker to carry on the tradition of Toscolano, an ancient Italian papermaking centre of 14th century origin. His activity takes place in the papermaking laboratory of Toscolano Maderno, on Lake Garda, where he produces handmade paper daily, combining […]

Toscolano Maderno (BS)

Events

The Craftsman’s Passport. New digital project of Spazio NOTA

In Florence Spazio NOTA launches Il Passaporto dell’Artigiano (Craftsman’s Passport), a new project dedicated to children and learning art crafts. Until July 31, virtual workshops are active by artisans, schools and designers so as not to stop travelling with imagination and to travel and build with all materials an itinerary to multiple destinations divided into […]

10/06/2020 - 31/07/2020
Firenze

Decorative Arts
Wood

Les Amis du Bois

A small company that carries on the woodworking tradition of the Valle d’Aosta. This tradition is respected not only in the techniques used in the workshop, found in the village of Introd, but also in the objects produced: Les Amis du Bois is, in fact, specialized in making wooden objects and, in particular, in the […]

Introd (AO)

The world of craftsmanship

The Florentia dress by Antico Setificio Fiorentino

A tribute to Made in Italy, to Made in Florence but above all to the strength of being women starting from the love for craftsmanship and Florence, united in the name of Italian excellence. The “Florentia” dress by Eleonora and Elisabetta represents a field of flowers entirely handmade and takes its name from the ancient […]

Moda

Home Decor
Fabrics

Restauro Tappeti D’Arte

One of Italy’s oldest workshops for the restoration of artistic carpets. The workshop is currently run by Benedetto Bumaguin and Orna Bachar, husband and wife, but it dates back to the early 1900s, when Benedetto Bumaguin’s grandfather, the famous Alberto Meschoulam, born in Istanbul, Turkey, the cradle of the great masters of carpet restoration, opened […]

Pietrasanta (LU)

Events

Racconti Artigiani

Finally #RaccontiArtigiani is on Spotify! The podcast tells, through the voices of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestireri d’Arte staff, stories of craftsmanship, excellence and know-how; reading excerpts from the Foundation’s publications in collaboration with Marsilio Editori, IdeaBooks and Carthusia, or articles about the masters published in the magazine Mestireri d’Arte & Design and the online […]

29/05/2020 - 15/07/2020

Fashion and Accessories
Perfumes

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

The first evidence of an ‘apothecary’ in the new church of Santa Maria Novella built by Dominican friars dates back to 1542, but it was only in 1612 that the workshop opened its services to the public. Today the products are made using machines designed and built to fulfil the needs of the company while […]

Firenze

The world of craftsmanship

The Museum of Capodimonte reopens

After the stop due to the Covid 19 health emergency, the Capodimonte Museum reopened on 9 June. The current exhibitions, Naples Naples, of lava, porcelain and music and Santiago Calatrava. In the light of Naples, both have been extended. Admission will be subject to restrictions and it is compulsory to book and purchase the ticket […]

Ceramica

Restoration
Restoration

Simona Casadio – Doratura Artigianale dal 1930

Simona Casadio  is an artisan business that specializes in gilding, French-polishing and restoration. It was started in 1930 by Mario Casadio. The company mostly deals in the restoration of antique objects, such as console tables, head-boards, wooden statues, chairs, furniture and frames. Exclusive hand-crafted objects of the highest quality, designed and  made by hand with […]

Faenza (RA)

Folk Traditions
Folk Traditions

Teatro Agricolo

Since 1993, the Teatro Agricolo cultural association has dedicated itself to the creation of leather masks used for the theater, but also for television and cinema. Everything starts with a wooden form. Every detail, from the excellent leather, to the brass clasps, up to the choice of copper for framing the inside, ensures that the […]

Livorno

Decorative Arts
Pottery

Bottega Vestita

That of Cosimo Vestita is a trua passion for pottery, handed down from father to son. A long family tradition whose origins are lost in the depths of time. Collector of antique ceramics, he has rediscovered lost ancient shapes that were typical of the Grottaglie area, renewing them just enough to make traditional creations that […]

Grottaglie (TA)

Furniture
Decorations

Lauraballa

Swiss by birth but Pratese by adoption, the female painter known under the name of Lauraballa bursts with energy and ideas. Her delicate, dream-like, fairy-tale style creations lead you into another dimension, where a staircase climbs all the way up to the moon and two lovers fly hand in hand. She uses various techniques and […]

Prato

Home Decor
Fabrics

Tessilart

A weaving and traditional embroidery workshop that only uses medieval wooden frames and Singer sewing machines. A word of advice? Ordered a Pacchiana dress, a typical Calabrian dress made from nine pieces that needs to be ordered at least one month in advance, or a Vancale, a typical shawl from Triolo. If not, there are […]

Tiriolo (CZ)

The world of craftsmanship

The art of ceramics

There must be a reason that ceramics have been a part of human history since prehistoric times. Ductile and manageable, it is the raw material used to create numerous useful as well as artistic objects. In its various forms (ceramic, tile, porcelain…), ceramics production has touched many areas of our country. The southern regions learned […]

Ceramica

Events

Carlo Moretti, un elegante sintesi tra la tradizione del vetro di Murano e il design

Talking about brothers Carlo and Giovanni Moretti means discovering the ductility and variability of glass, the innovations offered by design, experimentation, innovation, but also understanding, and often anticipating, trends in taste. The scenario is a synthesis between Murano, with its history, and the innovative ferment of Milanese culture of the early fifties, already anticipated in […]

18/05/2020 - 18/06/2020
Murano

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Costume Jewelry

Aprosio & Co.

Ornella Aprosio, since 1993 has been drawing on an inner font of visions, ideals, and memories to create a sparkling world of beauty, inspired by nature. The raw materials for her pieces are the intangible and bright Murano glass beads and Bohemian crystal, that in her Florentine workshop, which brings to mind the Renaissance, become […]

Firenze

The world of craftsmanship

Wood and its history

Lumber and firewood have long been indispensable for everyday living. Today, despite the various alternatives available, wood continues to be a “precious and noble” material, much loved for its warmth and atmosphere. The methods and technologies used for working with wood have changed rapidly over the last hundred years with the introduction of new machinery. […]

Legno

Events

#myworkshopdontstop the OMA craftsmen’s video appeal

Paolo Penko, Gabriele Maselli and Matteo Locchi are just some of the OMA artisans who have joined the #lamiabotteganonsiferma appeal. Protagonists of video pills from their shop or home, they react to the economic crisis by talking about their business. Click here to learn more.

18/05/2020 - 18/06/2020
Firenze

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