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

Vitrea. Contemporary Italian glass

Triennale Milano and Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte continue their annual collaboration, aimed at presenting in the Quadreria space the cycle of exhibitions Mestieri d’Arte & Design. Crafts Culture, four exhibitions that offer an unprecedented point of view on contemporary applied arts. Vitrea, curated by Jean Blanchaert, proposes a journey through precious designer glass, created […]

05/05/2021 - 22/08/2021
Milano

Events

Homo Faber 2021, the new dates

The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is pleased to inform that the event “Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future”, planned in Venice to promote and celebrate the finest international artistic craftsmanship, has been confirmed and rescheduled: the new dates 10 April – 1 May 2022. The decision to reschedule the event was made […]

04/10/2022 - 01/05/2022
Venezia

Events

RE-NAISSANCE. A dialogue between Renaissance painting, contemporary art and sacred icons, in Vinci

From the Fortino in Forte dei Marmi to the Leo-Lev exhibition center in Vinci, until July 25, 2021, the exhibition RE-NAISSANCE presents an all-Tuscan journey that evokes the Renaissance, understood in its deepest values and able to initiate a dialogue with contemporary art. An aura of sacredness invites reflection, through the presence of artifacts of […]

01/01/1970 - 25/07/2021
Vinci (FI)

Events

Casa Balla in Rome: an immersion in futurist art

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Giacomo Balla’s birth, the artist’s house in Rome is open to the public in Via Oslavia, 39B, in the Della Vittoria district, where the artist lived from 1929 to 1958. The house, which remained closed for over 30 years, represents a synthesis of Futurist art, expressed with total creative […]

08/01/2021 - 31/08/2021
Roma

Events

Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato online edition number 85

It takes place online from April 24 to May 2, the 85th edition of the International Handicrafts Exhibition. The event that will be back in attendance in 2022 takes place on Emporio MIDA (emporiomida.mostrartigianato.it), the online showcase launched by Firenze Fiera in June 2020 with the aim of supporting the excellence of Italian and international […]

24/04/2021 - 02/05/2021

Events

Turandot e l’Oriente fantastico di Puccini, Chini e Caramba

The Fondazione Museo del Tessuto di Prato dedicates the exhibition Turandot e l’Oriente fantastico di Puccini, Chini e Caramba, to the suggestion of Orientalism in the first decades of the 20th century. The sets, theatrical dresses, ornaments and stage jewelry are those used in Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, from the collection of soprano Iva Pacetti, designed […]

21/11/2021
Prato

The world of craftsmanship

Victor Fotso Nyie is the winner of Artigiano del Cuore 2021

The young ceramist from Cameroon wins the Fondazione Cologni competition Thanks to the votes obtained by Wellmade’s community, Victor, a young ceramist from Cameroon, Faenza by adoption, will be able to participate in the fundraising on the platform www.retedeldono.it, to raise € 5,000 and realize his project: to buy a high-temperature kiln and raw materials, […]

Events

CERAMICA DOLCE, Design and craftsmanship in Montelupo

In the Palazzo Podestarile of Montelupo Fiorentino, until August 1, 2021, the exhibition CERAMICA DOLCE. Design and craftsmanship in Montelupo, which proposes the works realized at the conclusion of the Cantieri ceramica e design 2020-2021, during which, under the artistic direction of Silvana Annichiarico, artists and designers of international caliber have produced works and collections […]

01/01/1970 - 01/08/2021
Montelupo Fiorentino (FI)

Events

Artigianato e Palazzo XXVII edition

The XXVII edition of the exhibition will be held from September 16 to 19, at the Giardino Corsini in Florence, with a new selection of master craftsmen and with the aim of presenting and enhancing the figure of the craftsman, his work and his role in the cultural and productive context. Artigianato e Palazzo was […]

01/01/1970 - 19/09/2021
Firenze

Decorative Arts
Paper

Sandro Tiberi

Sandro Tiberi is a skilled craftsman with a passion for paper: in his workshop he produces various things. His lamps are very evocative, and made with the technique of filigree. Each type of paper is created completely by hand, using only high quality raw materials, carefully refined to meet all needs, including those who use […]

Fabriano (AN)

Fashion and Accessories
Perfumes

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

The first evidence of an ‘apothecary’ in the new church of Santa Maria Novella built by Dominican friars dates back to 1542, but it was only in 1612 that the workshop opened its services to the public. Today the products are made using machines designed and built to fulfil the needs of the company while […]

Firenze

Fashion and Accessories
Leather

Lamberto Bartolozzi

Lamberto Bartolozzi was born and raised in the environment of saddle-making. In his workshop, he continues to pursue an old and valuable family tradition. The art of working leather requires great experience and dedication. His grandfather Giuseppe was the first to work in this profession, and today Lamberto has expanded production by creating, as well […]

Tolfa (RM)

The world of craftsmanship

Diego Cibelli’s collection selected for MAD – Museum of Arts and Design of New York

Three of the items from the Feed Me with Domestic Stuff collection in flight to New York City The Made in Cloister Foundation is pleased to announce that three of the objects from Diego Cibelli’s Feed Me with Domestic Stuff collection, on display at the Foundation’s headquarters in the LAB.Oratorio space, have been acquired by […]

Home Decor
Furniture

La Fabbrica delle Candele

Fabbrica delle candele is a dynamic workshop which thrives on the owner’s passion for a special material, wax, from which delicate and elaborate furnishing objects are made. There are two main product lines: Baroque-style candles and lucide follie, wax-treated flowers covered with vegetable resin. Original and elegant design objects, an idea patented by Anna Raddavero, […]

Siena

Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

Santillo 1970

The history of this company starts in the beautiful Naples, home to bespoke male tailoring, but it is in 1969, when it transferred to Catanzaro, that Angela Lemma and her husband Giovanni Santillo opened the renowned Santillo 1970 shirt shop. The strength of the1970 Santillo collection, besides the prized fabrics, is attention to the entirely […]

Catanzaro

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)

The world of craftsmanship

Masterpieces of ancient and modern craftsmanship in the collection Luigi Carlon in the House Museum Palazzo Maffei

In the historical center of Verona, in Piazza Erbe, the seventeenth-century residence of Scipione Maffei, which houses the collection of the Carlon family, was opened to the public in February 2020 and can now be visited. An unusual, refined and captivating itinerary unites works and objects of medieval and renaissance art up to the 20th […]

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

The world of craftsmanship

New location for the museum of posters from the Salce collection in Treviso

The new headquarters of the Museo Nazionale Collezione Salce, Italy’s most important collection of graphic advertising posters, has been inaugurated in the former medieval church of Santa Margherita in Treviso. This will make it possible to display more easily the almost 50,000 pieces donated in 1962 by the Treviso collector Ferdinando (Nando) Salce, who began […]

Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

Sartoria Marinaro

His apprenticeship began in Naples, the birthplace of elegance, and then continued for forty years in the shop in the salon of Florence, Via Tornabuoni. Today, Mario Scialee has customers from all over the world but does not abandon those Florentines who still love excellence in tailored apparel. The mastery in the cut and attention […]

Firenze

The world of craftsmanship

A table in semi-precious stone commesso donated to the Museo dell’Opificio delle Pietre Dure

A table top, made of semi-precious stone commesso, depicting a Tuscan landscape with an owl and various birds (Civetta e uccelli in un paesaggio) was donated to the Museo dell’Opificio (2020) by Marchesa Donella Torrigiani Torelli. The precious artifact, referable to the passion of Grand Duke Ferdinando II (1621-1670) de’ Medici for the manufacture of […]

Home Decor
Lacemaking and embroidery

Antonella Pacifico & Co.

Since 1992 the company Pacifico Antonella has been a point of reference on the Italian and international market for the production of high quality crafts. Lace from Isernia, made by hand, using ancient techniques, is combined with the pure linen that is the absolute Pacifico protagonist. All the products are made using knowledge passed down […]

Isernia

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Tommaso Pestelli

Edoardo Pestelli began business as a jeweller in Florence in 1908, and boasted customers such as the House of Savoy, the Viceroy of Egypt and Romanian royalty. Today, the work is carried on by Tommaso Pestelli and his wife Eva. Everything that one finds in the shop is crafted by hand after an original design […]

Firenze

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Bottega Franchi

An artistic workshop which is conducive to ideas, research and innovation in the goldsmithing field: this is, in short, the essence of Bottega Franchi. This workshop was started in 1962 by Fausto Maria Franchi, who now works side by side with his son Enrico. Enrico has inherited all his father’s talent and passion for this […]

Roma

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