The world of craftsmanship

Fabscarte winners of the first edition of La Grande Bellezza Award

The first edition of the prestigious biennial La Grande Bellezza award has been presented this year, an initiative created by the Starhotels group in collaboration with the two leading institutions in the Italian arts and crafts sector, the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art and the OMA – Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte – and with […]

Home Decor

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, […]

The world of craftsmanship

All the artisans chosen by Dolce&Gabbana for the great Renaissance

The three days during which Dolce&Gabbana presents its new collections in Florence is first of all a tribute to craftsmanship and handmade. The great event, entitled The Renaissance and the Rebirth, began yesterday, Wednesday, September 2, with the exhibition of jewelry at Officina-Profumo Farmaceutica Santa di Maria Novella and the evening fashion show of men’s […]

Moda

Events

Diaries From Home. Reflections from the quarantine of Ugo La Pietra and Corrado Levi

During all the fifty-six days of the quarantine Ugo La Pietra and Corrado Levi, in a spontaneous and completely autonomous way, worked on notebooks with texts, drawings and sketches, recording their moods, reflections, emotions, landscapes granted by the narrow space of a window or balcony. Ugo La Pietra, between March and May, wrote stories in […]

04/09/2020 - 30/10/2020
Mantova

Events

Pinocchio and costumes by Massimo Cantini Parrini

The Museo del Tessuto di Prato presents, until October 25, 2020, sketches and about 30 dresses designed by Massimo Cantini Parrini for the film Pinocchio by Matteo Garrone and made by Sartoria Tirelli, the historical company Costumi d’Arte Peruzzi, started in Florence in the early nineteenth century and then moved to Rome, and Cospazio 26. […]

22/12/2019 - 25/10/2020
Prato

The world of craftsmanship

Leather manufacturing

In Florence, the historic leatherworking district since the 13th century is Santa Croce. Here, thanks to the commitment of the Gori family and the will of the Franciscans, the artisans of the Scuola del Cuoio work in a Renaissance and cosy environment, under the wise aegis of Tommaso Melani and Laura Gori. The bags that […]

Pelle

Events

Announcement “Una scuola, un lavoro” edition 2020/2021

The project “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (One School, One Job. Percorsi di Eccellenza), conceived and supported by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte in Milan, has been promoting for 10 years now the inclusion of young talents in the world of high artistic craftsmanship, financing extracurricular training internships in the workshop, for […]

01/09/2020 - 30/09/2020

The world of craftsmanship

Perfumery art in Italian shops

Patrick Süskind wrote in his famous The Perfume: “Men could close their eyes to greatness, to horror, to beauty, and turn their ears to melodies or seductive words. But they could not escape the perfume”. It cannot be denied: the charm of perfume and its evocative power are incomparable. It is said that nothing stimulates […]

Profumi

Events

Pierres précieuses

The collaboration between the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and Van Cleef & Arpels continues with the exhibition Pierres précieuses – from September 16, 2020 to June 14, 2021 – which recounts the multi-millennial history of minerals revealing the ability that Man has demonstrated for centuries to enhance their splendor. Through an immersive […]

16/09/2020 - 14/06/2021
Parigi

Decorative Arts
Stone

Arte 2000

Arte 2000 is an artisan business which has been producing fine marble artifacts for 30 years. The artistic processing of this precious material requires experience, skill and passion, the key ingredients in any creative job. The company creates furnishing objects unique of their kind, exclusive items which are perfect to decorate both indoor and outdoor […]

Colle Umberto (TV)

Events

Le Mani eccellenze in Versilia 2020

Back to Seravezza – from September 20 to October 11, 2020 – “Le Mani eccellenze in Versilia” focused on the artisan alphabet. Organized by the Cna of Lucca, with the collaboration of the Fondazione Terre Medicee and the Department for the Promotion and Valorization of the Territory of the City of Seravezza, the event reaches […]

20/09/2020 - 11/10/2020
Seravezza

Music and Theatre
Musical Instruments

Gio Batta Morassi

The Morassi dynasty began with Gio Batta, who gave and gives a voice to some of the most prestigious contemporary instruments in the world. He is not only a great master luthier, but he is also the founder of the Italian Luthier Association, aimed at promoting the luthier culture. The same love, method and skill […]

Cremona

Events

Preziosa Young 2020

On October 29th, at the Gallery of Palazzo Coveri on the Florentine Lungarno, the first stage of the exhibition of the winners of the PREZIOSA YOUNG competition will be inaugurated, featuring 7 young emerging artists selected by an international jury for their inventive abilities in the materials used, in the techniques used, in the proposal […]

29/10/2020 - 08/11/2020
Firenze

Decorative Arts
Pottery

Ceramiche d’Arte Ammannati A & G

Bringing the Renaissance to life is the aim of this relatively young workshop, with a twenty-year history in a land with a long tradition in ceramics. The choice of Ceramiche d’Arte Ammannati is a decisive one: only handmade and hand-painted art ceramics. The workshops reproduces works from the past, but above all it gives life […]

Montespertoli (FI)

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Orafi Perri

The fascinating history of the jewellery created by the Perri goldsmiths is more than a century old. The founder was Gennaro Perri, who in 1896 founded the first workshop. The Perri di Campana is a real artisan dynasty that transmits, from generation to generation, experience and craftsmanship. Even today, the tradition continues, making jewellery with […]

Corigliano Calabro (CS)

Decorative Arts
Wood

Massimo Casiello

An interest that has become a real passion that of Massimo Casiello in his wood-crafting atelier, enclosed in the magical setting of the Sassi. All the work is done by hand using techniques such as turning, engraving and sculpting, and the material reveals its amazing natural beauty every time. In the cherished atelier-workshop, you can […]

Matera

The world of craftsmanship

Urgent appeal to the Government to save Italian artistic craftsmanship

An urgent appeal for the Italian Artistic Craftsmanship (edited by Oma – Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte, Fatti ad Arte and Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte) has been delivered to the Government: a cry of pain and alertness of the sector, which has entered deeply into crisis due to the consequences of the health emergency and […]

Home Decor
Furniture

SlowTile

SlowTile, born in 2018, in Florence, stems from the encounter of the “special artists” of the “Made in Sipario” social cooperative with the Tuscan tradition of hand-glazed terracotta tiles, in collaboration with architect Leone Pecchioli, and expresses, in eight different “creative gestures/decorations,” their particular and unique creativity. A veritable “gymnasium” for training and experimentation, that […]

Firenze

Home Decor
Fabrics

Museo della Tessitura – La Tela

La Tela began as a workshop that produced handcrafted artistic fabrics of the highest quality. Now it is also home to an interesting museum and training courses, aimed at preserving the memory of the art of weaving. Inside is possible find textiles designed with style and creativity by two artisans and teachers, Patrizia Ginesi and Maria […]

Macerata

Decorative Arts
Pottery

Alessi Giacomo Ceramiche Artistiche

In Giacomo Alessi’s soul is the tradition of ceramics in Caltagirone, which from the year one thousand has been producing ceramics typical of this area. But the Master has gone beyond this tradition, to recreate his ceramics with a highly personal flair and style. The shop carries mostly household items, and it is in the […]

Caltagirone (CT)

Events

The Etruscans at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples

Etruscan art and craftsmanship are the protagonists of an exhibition visible until May 31, 2021, at the MANN in Naples. About 600 works of various types offer an evocative story of this people who settled in the lands of Campania and the Mediterranean panorama from the tenth to the sixth century BC. The artefacts conserved […]

12/06/2020 - 31/05/2021
Napoli

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

The world of craftsmanship

Dolce&Gabbana e l’eccellenze artigiane a Firenze

Wednesday 2 September and Thursday 3 September: make a note of these dates.Florence and Pitti Immagine bring the Dolce&Gabbana Haute Sartoria and Haute Couture events to the city for the first time: a tribute to history and art, to the timeless elegance of the city and the mastery of its artisan workshops.  The creations of […]

Moda

Music and Theatre
Musical Instruments

Giustozzi Accordions

Giampiero Giustozzi’s firm works in Castelfidardo, the home of his accordion and diatonic instrument production. For four generations, he has been making these instruments, passing on the artisan traditions and the passion for this trade from father to son. The use of precious materials, skilled craftsmanship and the unmistakable sounds, guarantee the excellence of the […]

Castelfidardo (AN)

Home Decor
Furniture

La Fucina di Efesto

Established in 1997, La Fucina di Efesto is a workshop that specializes in creative and experimental metalwork and collaborates with well-known artists and designers. At the intersection of tradition, innovative techniques and creativity, La Fucina di Efesto translates ideas into custom-made works. Master artisan Alessandro Rametta creates sculptures, furnishing and design objects by working iron, […]

Milano

Load More