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

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 […]

Events

Napoli su misura. Craft Shopping Guide

Composer Gustav Mahler said that tradition “is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” An image that seems to fit Naples perfectly: not only because of its relationship with a tradition so famous that it has become iconic, but also because of the vital substratum that pulses beneath the heart of this […]


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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 […]

Events

Doppia Firma 2024 at Villa Mozart in Milan

On the occasion of the 2024 edition of Salone del Mobile, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte is pleased to present the eighth edition of “Doppia Firma. A dialogue between design and artisanal excellence” a project developed with Living, the interiors, design and lifestyle magazine of Corriere della Sera, under the patronage of the Michelangelo Foundation […]

16/04/2024 - 21/04/2024
Villa Mozart - Milano

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A successful challenge: Starhotels Award nominations closed

Nominations for the Starhotels Award, now in its third edition, closed on Friday, March 22, 2024. The chosen theme, “Souvenir of the Grand Tour”, has aroused great interest in the artisan world: many nominations were received from all over Italy, with very different types and often highly original interpretations. After screening by the prestigious Jury […]


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The “Craft Experiences” by La Grande Bellezza

Among the many concrete actions that the Starhotels hotel group has activated in support of Italian high craftsmanship, a rich carnet of “Craft Experiences” has been created to be experienced in some of the most important artisan workshops in Venice, Milan, Florence and Rome. A special way of proposing exclusive and quality tourism that is […]


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The future of young artisans at the Made in Italy Festival

Milan hosted the first Made in Italy Festival: the new Eccellenza Artigiana initiative that connects students with the opportunities offered by the Italian economy of “high quality savoir-faire”. Fondazione Cologni has been an institutional partner of the event and presented to the young audience the project of training internships “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di […]


Talent Garden Calabiana - Milano

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Homo Faber 2024: call for artisans in Venice

Al via i preparativi per la prossima edizione di Homo Faber, che avrà luogo dal 1 al 30 settembre 2024 a Venezia, presso la Fondazione Giorgio Cini. E torna anche Homo Faber in Città, progetto di Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship in partnership con Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte. Con Homo Faber in Città […]


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Registration open for the XXXth edition of Artigianato e Palazzo

On the occasion of a historic anniversary, registration opens to participate as an exhibitor in the Thirty-Year Anniversary of “Artigianato e Palazzo”, to be held Sept. 13-15, 2024, at the Corsini Garden in Florence. MAM Supporters of the Craft Professions Award, “Artigianato e Palazzo, artisan workshops and their commissions,” has been receiving the patronage of […]

13/09/2024 - 15/09/2024
Giardino Corsini - Firenze

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Pulcherrima Testimonia. Hidden Treasures in the Archdiocese of Florence

The exhibition Pulcherrima Testimonia. Hidden Treasures in the Archdiocese of Florence is set up in the complex of the Basilica of San Lorenzo (Donatello Hall). It presents a wide selection of more than 200 works that are part of the artistic heritage of the Florentine diocese. The exhibition is the final result of a long […]

07/12/2023 - 08/09/2024
Basilica di San Lorenzo - Firenze

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Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Verna Oro di Verna G. e F.

Verna Oro is a workshop that produces gorgeous jewellery and collectibles in gold, silver and precious stones of the highest quality. Behind these wonderful creations are the brothers Fabio and Giampiero Verna, famous goldsmiths from Pescara with a passion for details. Originality, superb craftsmanship and careful workmanship are just some of the features of their […]

Pescara

The world of craftsmanship

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
Gold leaf

Mario Berta Battiloro

Gold has a thousand properties and uses. It requires, however, great expertise in order to work it to perfection and obtain ultra-thin gold leaf, the best way to fully exploit its potential in many fields. This is what Mario Berta Battiloro does, by carrying on an old family tradition dating back to 1926. At his […]

Venezia

Decorative Arts
Pottery

Capodimonte Porcellane D’Arte

The Capodimonte Porcelain D’Arte firm was founded by master craftsman Salvatore De Palma in 1930. It is now in its second generation, with Pasquale De Palma, who carries on the art passed down by his father with care and wisdom. All of this is reflected in the accuracy of the details and the delicacy of […]

Calvizzano (NA)

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

Daniela Vettori

“I create jewelry for those who, like me, believe in art”.  That is how Daniela Vettori describes her thirty-year-long experience in the field of research and experimentation with precious metals. Her atelier-workshop is based in Vicenza and that is where Daniela has trained a team of skilled artisans who have been able to meet the […]

Vicenza

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

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 […]

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

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)

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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 […]

Decorative Arts
Pottery

Poggi Ugo

The kiln, with an adjoining quarry, is one of the oldest and largest in the area, actually dating back to 1300. Since 1919 it has been owned by the Poggi family, and from producing bricks, tiles, bowls, and urns for oil, it has expanded rapidly to all forms of garden furnishings. Today, customers can buy […]

Impruneta (FI)

Decorative Arts
Wood

VmDesign Langhe

The small VmGuarene Workshop is the place where tradition and innovation, the passion for wood and for design blend wonderfully. It specializes in the production of solid wood chopping boards of the highest quality. Handcrafted artifacts created by using the engraving and inlay techniques on locally sourced woods and inspired by shapes and models of […]

Guarene (CN)

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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 […]

Restoration
Restoration

Rongioni Sandro

Sandro Rongioni continues a long family tradition, which began with his grandfather, an expert carpenter, and entered the field of wooden restoration with his father. The know-how handed down from generation to generation combined with specialized studies has allowed Sandro to open his own workshop in Milan in 1987, where he combines manual expertise with […]

Milano

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