The world of craftsmanship

Venezia su misura guide

A small art book to discover the excellence of Venetian artistic craftsmanship Get ready for the most extraordinary trip you’ve ever taken. Venice Made to Measure is out. Craft Shopping Guide, an immersive experience in the great universe of high Venetian craftsmanship, through a selection of 50 extraordinary shops, forges and ateliers, historical or new […]

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 […]

Events

Venini: Luce 1921-1985

The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]

18/09/2022 - 08/01/2023
Venezia

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Events

Into the Trees II, the exhibition in Rome by Setsuko, an internationally renowned artist

Setsuko, an internationally renowned Japanese painter, presents her exhibition Into the Trees II at the Gagosian gallery in Rome. The artist, who has lived in Rome for a long time and currently combines the tranquility of the mountain landscape in Switzerland with the liveliness of the Paris atelier in Astier de Villatte, where she creates […]

08/09/2022 - 29/10/2022
Roma

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Events

Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium)

It was presented last September 15 at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Milan on the occasion of The Italian Glass Weeks running until September 28, 2022. Gioielli di Vetro dalla Preistoria al III Millennio (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium) edited by Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini is not only an elegant volume […]


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Events

The 20th anniversary of the Carlo Zauli Museum

The year 2022 sees the Carlo Zauli Museum engaged in an intense program of events, exhibitions, workshops and activities to celebrate an important anniversary: the twentieth anniversary of the museum, which was founded in Faenza a few months after the death of the renowned ceramist. The Carlo Zauli Museum is now internationally considered a nerve […]


Faenza (RA)

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Events

“Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza”: new announcement and new image

The Fondazione Cologni’s internship training project is renewed, opening the new call for applications, and is presented with a completely new logo and image, reflecting the values and true essence of the project. The logo and coordinated image were created thanks to the valuable contribution of Gruppo Montenegro through the special “Human Spirit” award promoted […]


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Support crafts: make a difference. Now also with voluntary donations

We have important plans for the coming year: to increase the number of young artisans to be trained, to strengthen scientific research and publishing activities, and to organize events that will allow art masters to have greater and greater visibility. Establish European-level partnerships to better and better promote Italian art crafts. Now you can help […]


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Events

Restoration of the tapestry of the Battle of Roncesvalles at the Bargello National Museum

After seven years of great diagnostic and technical effort, the Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence has completed the restoration of a large tapestry (m 4×5) from the collection of Jean-Baptiste and Louis Carrand (inv. 2196 C.), now on view in the Armory Room of the Bargello Museum. The work is part of an even […]


Firenze

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Decorative Arts
Pottery

Ceramiche Nicolò Morales

Nicolò Morales, the depositary of a thousand year-old tradition of ceramics in Caltagirone, defines himself as a curious experimenter in visual arts. In his factory, customers can appreciate the prototypes of majolica decorations of the court of Frederick of Swabia dating from the thirteenth century, or anthropomorphic vases, which bear witness to the defeat of […]

Caltagirone (CT)

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Three stained glass windows from Ghirlandaio’s workshop in the crypt of Siena Cathedral

The stained-glass windows, two mullioned windows with saints and a tondo with the image of Christ, were made at the end of the fifteenth century by Domenico Ghirlandaio and his workshop, which had already distinguished itself for the narrative elegance and chromatic refinement of its paintings on glass. Made for the church of San Francesco […]

Decorative Arts
Glass and crystal

Eugenio Ferro Vetreria Artistica

Glassworks Eugenio Ferro has been producing artistic glassware since 1929, by using the sophisticated techniques introduced by the company’s founders, Eugenio Ferro and Giovanni Lazzarini. Currently run by their heirs, the company produces modern-style and traditional artistic glassware and mosaic glass. These one-of-a-kind pieces are made by three master glass-makers, heirs to local Murano families, […]

Murano (VE)


Home Decor

Argenteria Donato Zaccaro

A wide range of silverware such as bowls, candlesticks and sugar dispensers, made according to Florence’s artisan traditions, and a comprehensive line-up of traditional Jewish objects. Situated in the magical Sdrucciolo de’ Pitti, Argenteria Donato Zaccaro was founded as a craft workshop in 1969 and has since expanded its production, making items in 800 and […]

Firenze

The world of craftsmanship

The great Venetian craftsmanship at Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione

Among the events of Homo Faber in the City, the exhibition Splendid Dialogues, from April 10 to May 1 Venetian high craftsmanship is back on display in the exclusive and elegant spaces of the Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione, this time with Splendid Dialogues, a precious journey to discover Venetian high craftsmanship inspired by the […]

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Penko Bottega Orafa Artigiana

The charm of the Renaissance art of Florence pervades all the creations of master goldsmith Paolo Penko, who, in his shop a few steps from the Duomo, together with his wife Beatrice, an expert in gemmology, creates unique jewellery, completely by hand, using the traditional ancient Florentine goldsmith techniques. Penko’s jewellery and silverware are reminiscent […]

Firenze

Fashion and Accessories
Leather

Gabriele Gmeiner

Gabriele Gmeiner decided to work in Venice after about ten years of studying and training all over Europe, including the study of artisanal shoemaking techniques at London’s Cordwainers College and saddlery at the Centre de Formation Technologique Grégoire of Paris, where he worked at the John Lobb and Hermès workshops. Since 2002, he has been […]

Venezia

The world of craftsmanship

Hats and Headwear, Creativity and hatmaking techniques

A course at Spazio NOTA in Florence The charm of millinery and the opportunity to learn more about the techniques for making hats. There is time until April 14 to enroll in the training course recognized by the Region of Tuscany Modisteria, Cappelli e Coprica in program at Spazio NOTA from May 2 to June […]

Decorative Arts
Pottery

Ceramica De Rosa Giulia

Ceramica De Rosa was established in Valle Giulia Metelliana, a few kilometers from Vietri sul Mare, renowned for its precious work in ceramics. Each piece is made by hand and decorated with skill and patience, creating a rich assortment of products in terracotta or lava stone: dishes and kitchen accessories, furnishing items, tiles, but also […]

Cava de' Tirreni (SA)

Home Decor
Furniture

Algranti Lab

Algranti Lab is the studio-atelier founded in 1997 by Costanza Algranti, a sophisticated “recycling designer”, now run by Pietro Algranti. Furniture and custom-made pieces created by using recovery materials. There is only one secret: the full comprehension of the material’s potential and being able to transform the material without distorting its nature. Wood, iron, copper and aluminum […]

Milano

The world of craftsmanship

II edition of the Master of Crafts Award, Biella

REGISTRATIONS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 30 The second edition of the Master of Crafts Award, promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Biella, in collaboration with the Associazione Fatti ad Arte and the support of the Gal Montagne Biellesi, is renewed. The objective of the Prize is to convey the promotion of artistic craftsmanship in […]

Events

Artigianato&Palazzo 2022

The now historic event in Florence Artigianato&Palazzo, the market-exhibition of artisan excellence in Italy, is back, now in its XXVIII edition. The exhibition, now produced by the Giardino Corsini Association of which Sabina Corsini is president, while sinking its assumptions in the furrow of the oldest craft tradition, wants to highlight the contemporary nature of […]

16/09/2022 - 18/09/2022
Palazzo Corsini - Firenze

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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)

Music and Theatre
Theatre

Paride Parrucche

This workshop practices an art born in France in the 1800s, which soon became popular across Europe, especially among the aristocrats:  wig making. Started in 1936, Paride, which has been elevated to the status of Historic Shop of Milan, creates custom-made items by using only natural hair of the highest quality: wigs, hairpieces and extensions, […]

Milano

The world of craftsmanship

Two “pastiglia” caskets restored at Palazzo Madama

Two pastille caskets, small caskets for jewels, medals and coins, kept in Palazzo Madama, have been restored by the Association of Friends of the Fondazione Torino Musei. The two works date back to the early sixteenth century and were made by workshops active between Padua and Ferrara. The caskets, made of wood covered with stucco […]

Decorative Arts
Glass and crystal

NicolaMoretti

After thirty years of experience in glass processing and with a very long family tradition dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century, the brothers Alberto and Nicola Moretti founded in 2013 a dynamic and competent company, specialized in murrino glass processing and glass casting. The company NicolaMoretti, specialized in the production of […]

Murano (VE)

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