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

February 12 to celebrate 70 years of Italian fashion

In the Villa Torrigiani in Florence, where fashion was born thanks to the fashion show organized by Giovanni Battista Giorgini, an international press conference and the preview of the first biography dedicated to the father of Made in Italy At 2 p.m. on February 12, 2021, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the […]

Moda

The world of craftsmanship

Emporio MIDA

The new digital showcase for artisans Emporio Mida, a permanent digital showcase dedicated to exhibitors, is active on the Mida platform. A tool to promote and sell craftsmanship 365 days a year, designed to meet the needs of artisans in the context of the international market. With Emporio Mida, users will be able to view […]

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

The world of craftsmanship

The Museum of Jewellery in Vicenza officially becomes a permanent museum dedicated to jewelry Made in Italy

On December 15, 2020, the Museum of Jewelry in Vicenza officially became a permanent museum dedicated to Made in Italy jewelry, launching online the preview of the new edition. The goal is to continue the diffusion of the culture and values of Italian jewelry, enhancing the territories and companies and keeping alive the bond with […]

Gioielleria & Orologeria & Bijoux

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

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

I costumi teatrali per gli intermezzi del 1589 (Theatrical costumes for the intermezzos of 1589)

Theater, music and costumes at the Medici court The essay published in 1859 by Aby Warburg, I costumi teatrali per gli intermezzi del 1589 (Theatrical costumes for the intermezzos of 1589), for the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the reform of opera in music in Florence, has been re-published by Electa, which acquired (2020) […]

The world of craftsmanship

The Mosaic School of Friuli and the Mattiussi-Pertini High School united in a business project

The Mosaic School of Spilimbergo and the High School of Pordenone have launched a project of collaboration between the educational sphere and the world of work. The class becomes “a company” with roles that reflect the real ones. The aim of the project is to know the artistic and economic potential of the Friuli Venezia […]

The world of craftsmanship

‘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

A Tuscan potter of the Renaissance, new investigations

The artist, who has no biographical identity and is commonly referred to as the “Painter of the Papal Procession,” was an excellent ceramist who depicted religious and mythological scenes and episodes from the lives of the Medici pontiffs, Leo X and Clement VII. In full coherence with the figurative principles of the sixteenth century, the […]

Ceramica

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“From wine and ceramics to ceramics and wine”: the example of Fondazione Lungarotti in Torgiano, Umbria

A video, detailed but also agile, illustrates the history of the ceramic collection of the Lungarotti Foundation, primary nucleus of the Museum of Wine (MUVIT), inaugurated in 1974. The project was started in the sixties in order to contextualize the Umbrian wine history through ceramic containers, in a reciprocal dialogue between the product of the […]

Decorative Arts
Wood

Castorina

The passion for wood is the same passion that animates the workshop in the heart of Oltrarno, where you can smell the odour of wood transformed into furnishings, objects and small pieces of furniture. The Castorina workshop can meet the demands of the most diverse customers and works closely with architecture and designers. Besides its […]

Firenze

Miscellaneous and curios
Art prints

Studio d’Arte Tipografica di Leboroni

For more than 30 years Mariaelisa Leboroni has been using the woodcut technique, an art born in China three thousand years ago and that continues to live on in the Perugia workshop. In the artistic print studio original prints, books, stationery and games are made as well as bookplates, engraved on wood, printed with old […]

Perugia

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

Alessio Sorrentino

More than jewellery, small works of art. First Alessio, then his son Vincenza, have, since the 70s, been turning the dreams of their clients into reality, creating engravings on corals, cameos, shells, pearls and precious stones for them. A family business that makes even exclusive original works, all handmade in Torre del Greco. The workshop […]

Torre del Greco (NA)

Decorative Arts
Pottery

Ceramiche artistiche Branciforti

Andrea Branciforti describes his workshop, where he creates furniture, tableware and lava stone coverings, as a place of cross-genre creativity. A forty-year experience in the field combined with the use of centuries-old traditions. Artists, designers, customers and friends, all leave a sign of their passage, in particular, in the modern collection, produced under the brand […]

Caltagirone (CT)

Events

Glass art and design made in the USA in Venice

Venice and the American Glass Studio, this is the title of the exhibition in progress at “Le Stanze del Vetro”, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, until January 10, 2021. 133 glass works by 60 artists, American and Venetian, are presented, comparing modernity and tradition, experimentation, carried out with the most consolidated Murano techniques, […]

06/09/2020 - 10/01/2021
Venezia

Decorative Arts
Metals

Rocco Petrunti

Rocco Petrunti, heir to a family tradition that has been passed down for five generations, is a skilled cutler whose workshop is in Frosolone, where this craft has very ancient roots. Along with the typical local production of penknives, ‘sfilati’ and ‘mozzettas’, Petrunti also makes zouaves and grafting knives, as well as customized sporting knives […]

Frosolone (IS)

Events

Per Gioco (For play), antique toys at the Museum of Rome

The exhibition, visible until January 20, 2021, presents the collection of antique toys recently acquired by the Capitoline Superintendence. Twenty-two rooms of Palazzo Braschi house about 700 antique toys, made between 1860 and 1930, which reproduce different subjects: the city and the countryside with palaces, mills and farms, courtyard and street games, the circus and […]

25/07/2020 - 10/01/2021
Roma

Decorative Arts
Pottery

Bruno Gambone

His studio expresses the perfect synthesis of art and craftsmanship. Bruno Gambone, son of the father-master who opened this workshop in 1949, has been working intensively on his language since 1969, after several years spent in New York where he frequented artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. The workshop in Via Benedetto […]

Firenze

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Aniello Piacente

Aniello Piacente, expert engraver and art enthusiast, opened his own individual firm in 1974 in Ercolano. Having trained with world-famous sculptors and learned much about the local tradition, he creates highly prestigious cameos. In his hands, rough pieces of shell, primarily sardonic and carnelian, take the form of delicate artworks, classic in style and innovative […]

Ercolano (NA)

Decorative Arts
Wood

Falegnameria Giacomo Oleandro

Giacomo Oleandro’s workshop is based in Florence, in the picturesque Santo Spirito neighborhood. A skillful and passionate artisan whose family has been working wood for three generations, Giacomo creates period furniture and reproductions of antique furniture of the highest craftsmanship and taste, but also custom-made and modern-style pieces. Our modern-day fast-paced lifestyle has not persuaded […]

Firenze

Events

Extended until April 4 “Mirabilia. A Wunderkammer to discover the Milanese art professions”

Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and Triennale Milano start a collaboration on the theme of applied arts, presenting as the first event in the space of the Quadreria di Triennale the cycle of exhibitions Mestieri d’Arte e Design. Crafts Culture. Five exhibitions that propose a new point of view on contemporary art crafts. This partnership […]

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

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Alessandro Bardi Laboratorio Orafo

Born and raised in his family’s goldsmith’s shop, Alessandro Bardi perfected his skills by training in Florence and attending courses ranging from gemology to 3D design. Every creation is entirely made by hand. In addition to gold, he uses silver and natural precious stones, in particular, diamonds, sapphires and rubies, with which he creates one-of-a-kind […]

Prato

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“Cremona is music”. The web campaign to enhance and publicize the culture and tourism of the area

Cremona is music is the new project of the City of Cremona born within the actions of tourism promotion that aims to develop and expand the effects of the campaign #inLombardiaComeMe, created by the Lombardy Region. The City of Cremona has chosen to decline the regional action I’d like you to hear it like me. […]

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