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

The finalists of the second edition of the La Grande Bellezza award on display in Milan

It is entitled Primitivo, the winning work of the second edition of the award wanted by Starhotels, born from La Grande Bellezza, a project of contemporary patronage to which the prestigious Florentine hotel group gave life in collaboration with Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Associazione OMA – Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte and Gruppo Editoriale. The […]

12/10/2022 - 09/01/2023
Milano

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Events

Floral Crafts on Homo Faber Guide

In this lead-up to Christmas, the Homo Faber Guide edited by Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship devotes a special feature to flower designers and their creations for the holidays and seasons. The participating florists are: Gábor Nagy, Emily Avenson, Katya Hutter and sisters Laura and Teresa Cugusi, the duo from Puscina Flowers. Each will […]


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Events

New graphic design for mestieridarte.it

New graphics, also renewed in content, for the online version of “Mestieri d’Arte & Design. Crafts Culture,” Fondazione Cologni’s semi-annual magazine dedicated to the excellence of artistic crafts, high manufacturing and conscious and creative design. In celebration of the successful collaboration with Elle Decor Italia, which conveys the magazine to its 10,000,000 subscribers, the digital […]


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The Restoration of the Geographical Maps of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio

The Sala della Guardaroba, originally intended to store the movable property of the court, preserves 53 oil-painted panels by two monks, Egnazio Danti and Stefano Bonsignori, inserted in the doors of cupboards. The pictures depict the lands and seas known in the 16th century, during the time of Cosimo I dei Medici, first Duke and […]


Firenze

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The Mariano Fortuny Museum in Venice dedicates an entire floor to the works of eclectic personalities

Since the end of October, the second floor of the museum has been presenting never-before-seen objects, hitherto kept in the museum’s storerooms, that pay homage to the imaginative personality of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871-1949). What emerges is a fascinating, eclectic, brilliant character capable of alternating, with extraordinary elasticity, the activity of artist with that […]


Venezia

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Events

“The White Gold of Sesto Fiorentino”: eighteenth-century works from the Museo Ginori

The exhibition, set up in the premises of the Ernesto Ragionieri Library in Sesto Fiorentino by the Richard Ginori Archive Museum Foundation of the Doccia Factory, presents a selection of 45 works documenting the origins of the Ginori Factory. It is a preview of what will later be on view with the reopening of the […]

08/10/2022 - 16/04/2023
Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

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New display for the collections of Palazzo Davanzati in Florence

Palazzo Davanzati, a medieval tower house, was reopened to the public a few days ago, housing works and objects that testify to the customs of Florentine private life from the 14th to the end of the 16th century. The new display follows a chronological order to appreciate the furnishings of the state rooms and those […]


Firenze

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Precious waxes from the 17th-18th centuries have entered the collections of the National Museum of the Bargello in Florence

Sixteen rare wax models have been donated by Marquis Lionardo Lorenzo Ginori to the Bargello Museum. After restoration, which has already begun on five specimens, the entire nucleus will be placed in a new room dedicated to Baroque sculpture and displayed in rotation. The waxes, which illustrate sacred and mythological subjects, are taken from forms […]


Firenze

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Applied arts, crafts and industrial design in Tuscany from 1944 to 1966

The 6th Notebook of the Documentation Center on Contemporary Architecture in Tuscany (Cedacot) has just been published, collecting the proceedings of the conference held in Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts and the former Manifattura Tabacchi on November 18 and 25, 2021. The volume collects papers by various scholars who have long been interested […]


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Alberto Cavalli awarded at the FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS 2022

On Tuesday, September 20, during the XXII edition of the CHI È CHI AWARDS – FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS, Alberto Cavalli, general manager of Fondazione Cologni and executive director of Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, received at Palazzo Marino the social award as curator of the Homo Faber 2022 event that, in an international setting, […]


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Decorative Arts
Pottery

Ceramiche De Simone

The aristocratic and master ceramic-maker from Palermo Giovanni De Simone stood out among other local artisans for his ability in combining artwork, inspired by artists of the caliber of Picasso, Matisse, Leger and Klee, and the Sicilian pottery tradition. The current owners have been pursuing the workshop founder’s philosophy from the outset: creativity and quality, […]

Catania

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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 […]

Home Decor
Fabrics

Lou Dzeut

Hemp has been grown in the Val d’Aosta region since ancient times: this plant thrives along the riversides and the fiber it gives is woven into a very strong material which, in some cases, is better than wool. This centuries-old tradition is now carried on by the Lou Dzeut Cooperative, which sells fabrics by the […]

Champorcher (Valle d'Aosta)

Decorative Arts
Glass and crystal

Grassi Vetrate Artistiche

In the workshop of Alessandro Grassi, a workshop whose history began in the late 1800s, the great teacher, assisted by his collaborators, still creates splendid windows today according to the ancient French glass tradition. Stained glass of the highest quality, worked with lead, soldered, painted in grisaille and heated at a high temperature to create […]

Milano

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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 […]

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

Music and Theatre
Musical Instruments

Pietro Cavalazzi

Pietro Cavalazzi is one of the rare master bow makers. He has been making bows on commission for violins, violas, cellos and double basses since 1983, both for students and for well-known musicians. His distinctive mark is the symbol of the Milan cathedral on the frog. In his fascinating shop, he uses his skill and […]

Milano

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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

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)

Decorative Arts
Glass and crystal

Fratelli Tosi

The Venetian Renaissance tradition of glass-making is carried on with skill and craftsmanship by the Tosi Brothers, the third-generation members of a family of artisans. The founder of the family, Romano Tosi, in the 1900s, quit his job as master glass-maker to devote himself to the art of Venetian mirror-making. Today, his grandchildren, Mirco and […]

Murano (VE)

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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
Wood

Francesco Assante

Francesco Assante, a shipwright from Ischia, has been manufacturing and repairing boats since 1987, completely by hand and on commission. Specialised in Gozzis and Lances, typical local boats for fishing and tourism, he recently constructed miniature boats for displays and collections. Such as “Lancia”, a handmade prototype faithfully built following the canons of construction that […]

Ischia (Na)

Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

Ulturale

The Ulturale ties have a secret, ties that are hand-made according to the Neapolitan school with the best Italian and English fabrics. The secret is a pure coral cornet hidden in the folds of the tie. This is the unique feature of the collection Tiè (a play on words between ‘tie’ in the English language […]

Napoli

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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 […]

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