The world of craftsmanship

Discover Italian craftsmanship and all its most fascinating workings

Place you visit, tradition you find. This is the great richness of Italy, that in a handful of kilometers changes voice, taste, sound, colors and style, showing the thousand faces of beauty. This is also true, and perhaps even more so, for the artisan traditions that dot our country from north to south, depending on […]

The world of craftsmanship

Craftsmanship in Italy region by region

Every region in Italy has its own traditions and typicality. We go through them from north to south to discover the historical trades that most characterize them (click on the name of the region to know all our craftsmen in that area). AOSTA VALLEY Typical of this mountain region, propped up by large expanses of […]

The world of craftsmanship

Raffaello and the paper of Fabriano

A research conducted on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Raffaello Sanzio (celebrated in 2020) has made it possible to find a correspondence between the watermarks used by the Urbino master and the historical ones from Fabriano. This is the confirmation that, besides Michelangelo, ascertained user of the Fabriano paper with […]

Carta

Events

SETA, the new exhibition at Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

From March 25, 2021, at the moment in virtual mode to April 18, 2022, the new exhibition Silk takes place at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence. The project was created to tell the story of the printed silk signed Salvatore Ferragamo. Fulvia Ferragamo Visconti since the ’70s, has been the soul of silk accessories. […]

25/03/2021 - 18/04/2022
Firenze

The world of craftsmanship

The restoration of Andrea del Castagno’s fresco restores a “new” image of Dante

The restorers of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence have restored the portrait of the supreme poet by Andrea del Castagno (1421-1475) to its original color, removing sediments and pictorial retouches that had darkened the colors. An unprecedented image emerged with that brilliance that is proper to mural painting. Moreover, Dante’s face has more […]

Decorative Arts
Paper

Sandro Tiberi

Sandro Tiberi is a skilled craftsman with a passion for paper: in his workshop he produces various things. His lamps are very evocative, and made with the technique of filigree. Each type of paper is created completely by hand, using only high quality raw materials, carefully refined to meet all needs, including those who use […]

Fabriano (AN)

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‘Contest OMA 20>40’ and Bottega Strozzi Award’ 2021

The eighth edition of the Contest 20>40 of OMA and the third edition of the Bottega Strozzi Award. The Contest 20>40 offers five thousand euros to encourage the development of a company of artistic craftsmanship and the enhancement of technical and creative skills of the trade. The Bottega Strozzi Award, now in its third edition, […]

The world of craftsmanship

Homo Faber Guide

Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe.  Homo Faber Guide places the world of fine craftsmanship in Europe at your fingertips. Experience excellence with access to a selection of the best master artisans, rising talents, galleries, ateliers, […]

Events

Sleeves: modeling, evolutions and volumes in the new course of Spazio Nota in Florence

The aim of the course, for which enrolments expire on April 6th, is to realize some evolutions of the classic basic sleeve models in order to obtain raglan, bat, kimono by means of the advanced modelling techniques combined with moulage. Once the prototypes have been produced, the student will be able to proceed with the […]

12/04/2021 - 23/04/2021
Firenze

Events

BLOGS & CRAFTS Europe 2021

The XXVII edition of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO expands to Europe the BLOGS & CRAFTS contest aimed at young artisans and influencers. “BLOGS & CRAFTS Europe”, this is the name of the special edition 2021 realized in collaboration with the prestigious World Crafts Council Europe, will allow 10 international artisans under 35 to participate for free […]

16/09/2021 - 19/09/2021
Firenze

The world of craftsmanship

Sono tazza di te! 100 smashing women designer

A special exhibition, scheduled from September 5 to 10, on the occasion of the long-awaited Salone del Mobile 2021 On the occasion of the next edition of the Salone del Mobile, 5-10 September 2021, the Association DcomeDesign will create an exhibition with the participation of designers, artists, artists who want to try their hand at […]

Home Decor
Fabrics

Giuditta Brozzetti

This Museum-Workshop of hand-weaving is incredibly fascinating: started in 1921 in the Church of San Francesco delle Donne, it still makes use of eighteenth and nineteenth-century looms to create furnishing fabrics. These fabrics’ warp thread is in cotton, while the weft thread, which is what makes up the pattern, is usually made of silk, cashmere, […]

Perugia

Decorative Arts
Metals

Picchiani e Barlacchi

Since 1902 Picchiani e Barlacchi have been making artistic medals using traditional techniques: anniversaries, awards and any event can be a pretext for the creation of a small jewel or medal. Recently, the company has been devoting the same craftsmanship and attention to the creation of small accessories and silver jewellery. Everything is designed and […]

Firenze

Decorative Arts
Wood

Codice-a-barre di Alessio Gismondi

Codice-a-barre, for three generations, has been working in the field of fine cabinetmaking, designing and creating furniture accessories in limited editions, with the declared intention of transforming everyday environments into evocative places. Through the encounter with the material, following the combination of profession/creativity, he creates objects for both interiors and exteriors, with high quality craftsmanship […]

Civitavecchia (RM)

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Create your own personalized itinerary on Wellmade’s app!

The new function of the app dedicated to high Italian craftsmanship Wellmade is a digital project of Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte (www.well-made.it): the platform allows you to discover the best artisans in Italy, learn about their work and review their products and services. The goal is to develop the community of lovers of well-made […]

Decorative Arts
Wood

Alessandro Fiorentino Collection

The Palazzo Pomarici Santomasi hosts both of the cores of the Alessandro Fiorentino Collection: the heart of production is also home to the Museum of Tarsia Lignea, opened in 1999. Its aim is to protect and promote the richness of artistic craftsmanship in wood inlay. The works, in which one can see an architectural approach, […]

Sorrento (NA)

Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

ANTICA OCCHIALERIA

Tailor-made glasses with a retro flair, crafted in leather, wood, antler and gold, each with a particular characteristic: the mastery of a handmade product and the highest quality lenses. When Lucio Enrico Di Nardo, an expert collector and art object enthusiast, opened his optician’s store in 1956, he never imagined that his descendants would have […]

Firenze

Music and Theatre
Theatre

Filistrucchi – Parrucche e Trucco dal 1720

Started in 1720, when the wig fashion spread from the French court to Italy, Filistrucchi is Florence’s oldest shop. Set up as an artisan workshop supplying wigs, fake beards and moustaches for both theatrical and private use, over the years Filistrucchi has also become a school and a specialist in masks, special effects and professional […]

Firenze

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Rodolfo Palermo

Rodolfo Palermo combines a passion for materials and elegant shapes with a solid artistic and technical training, accompanied by a decade of experience in the field of goldsmithing. Maestro d’Arte and later Maestro d’Arte e delle Arte Applicate, as well as working in his own goldsmith workshop, he is a professor at the TADS (Tarì […]

Castellammare di Stabia (NA)

Events

Reopens to the public Mirabilia. A Wunderkammer to discover the Milanese art professions

After the long closure caused by the pandemic, the exhibition Mirabilia, curated by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, is finally back with the reopening of the Triennale. Free entrance, it will be open until April 4, for the moment from Tuesday to Friday, from 11am to 9:30pm. Entrances will be limited and all safety […]

20/10/2020 - 04/04/2021
Milano

Decorative Arts
Decorations

Plasterego – Boschetto

Plasterego is the contemporary evolution of a story that began 60 years ago in the field of interior plaster decorations in Padua. Mario Boschetto, the founder, walked into the workshop of an artisan-decorator for the first time in October 1951 and took his first steps in the art that would later become his job. In […]

Caselle di Selvazzano (PD)

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Artijanus/Artijanas

Online workshop for Sardinian artisans and craft enterprises ArtiJanus/ArtiJanas is the experimental project of design and craft culture promoted and supported by the Fondazione di Sardegna together with Triennale Milano and with the collaboration of Fondazione Cologni. The seminars and workshops for innovation and markets, developed by Fondazione Cologni, will involve Sardinian artisans and artisan […]

Restoration
Restoration

Pia Virgilio

Restoring works of art requires perhaps even more sensitivity, skill and patience than creating them. Pia Virgilio specializes in aesthetic and preservative restoration of terracotta, majolica, porcelain and biscuit objects, stoneware and enameled metal. After having studied at the famous Ballardini Institute of Faenza (a land known for its long-standing pottery-making tradition), Pia began working […]

Milano

The world of craftsmanship

Culture Action at Museo Poldi Pezzoli

A cultural program to bring young people closer to museums The ratification of the Faro Convention opens a new phase for culture and turns the spotlight on young people called to actively participate in the protection of artistic heritage. Culture Action is a cultural program conceived and designed by the young people of the Poldi […]

Events

Napoli, Napoli. Di lava, porcellana e musica

The exhibition curated by Sylvain Bellenger, General Director of the Capodimonte Museum and Royal Woods, winner of the MAM- Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere special prize in the Heritage category, as a Supporter of Excellence in the Métiers d’Art, opened in September and will remain open until early April. The Royal Apartment of the Reggia di […]

21/09/2019 - 06/04/2021
Napoli

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Brandimarte

Brandimarte’s silverware has been associated with elegance and refinement since always. Established in 1955 by Brandimarte Guscelli, a fine craftsman and skilled chiseler , the business is now run by his children Stefano and Giada who have updated and extended the production line. Among the must-haves, the Wine Collection pieces: wine tasting glasses and decanters, […]

Firenze

The world of craftsmanship

The book 2000/2020 Design Super Show is out

The history of Superstudio Più in via Tortona, the first multicultural hub of Milan The long-awaited book that traces the birth of Milan’s first multicultural hub, Superstudio Più in via Tortona, and of the city’s most important event, the Design Week, which started right here, is now out. The book 2000/2020 Design Super Show by […]

Fashion and Accessories
Leather

Giosa di Giorgio Santamaria

Located in Brera, the historical and creative Milan, Giosa produces handcrafted leather goods in crocodile, pieces with a unique style, a far cry from the rigid designs and fragility of mass-produced pieces. Giorgio Santamaria learned from his father Santo how to carefully work exotic leathers with flair, putting his skills at the disposal of important […]

Milano

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