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

“Artigiano del Cuore” contest: applications open until June 3

Kicking off the 7th Edition of the “Artigiano del Cuore” contest, promoted by the Cologni Foundation and the Wellmade platform. This year, the contest is aimed at artisans and craft businesses based throughout Italy and carrying on an art craft. The goal is to help them tell the story of the value and uniqueness of […]


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Events

Great success for Doppia Firma and the exhibitions of “Arts & Crafts & Design”

As many as 14,000 visitors to Villa Mozart, which, on the occasion of Design Week 2024, was transformed into the scenic setting for three initiatives on the marriage of design culture and savoir-faire, all united under the umbrella of “Arts & Crafts & Design. Doppia Firma. Dialogues between design thinking and high craftsmanship, now in […]


Milano

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Events

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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Events

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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Events

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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Events

Online tickets for Homo Faber 2024

Online i biglietti per Homo Faber 2024 Available on the vivaticket.com platform are tickets for “Homo Faber. The Journey of Life,” September 1-30, 2024, at the Giorgio Cini Foundation on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. Visit the site to discover all the concessions and purchase your admission for this journey, a tribute […]


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Events

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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Events

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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Fashion and Accessories
Costumes

Antonia Sautter

A Venetian entrepreneur, fashion designer and luxury event planner, she is the creator and artistic director of Il Ballo del Doge, the world’s most exclusive Carnival ball. These are the many faces of Antonia Sautter, the champion of Made in Venice. At her atelier and creative workshop, she makes amazing period and allegorical costumes, in […]

Venezia

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
Glass and crystal

Balbi Art Glass

Balbi Art Glass is a glass workshop where stemware, jewellery, sculptures and decorative glass objects are made, but also a real art gallery exhibiting creations by other artists, whether working in glass or not, a tribute to the true essence of high-quality Venetian craftsmanship. This is the realm of Igor Balbi, inventor of the a […]

Venezia

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

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 […]

Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

G. Inglese

In his Ginosa tailoring shop, inherited from his father and founder Giovanni, Angelo Inglese brings care and passion into making shirts, jackets and ties, which have won over ministers and nobles around the world, such as Prince William, a great admirer of the creations with the brand G. Inglese. The desire to create a product […]

Ginosa (TA)

Music and Theatre
Musical Instruments

Giustozzi Accordions

Giampiero Giustozzi’s firm works in Castelfidardo, the home of his accordion and diatonic instrument production. For four generations, he has been making these instruments, passing on the artisan traditions and the passion for this trade from father to son. The use of precious materials, skilled craftsmanship and the unmistakable sounds, guarantee the excellence of the […]

Castelfidardo (AN)

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

Rampini

Three generations have worked in the Rampini workshop, where majolica tableware and furnishing objects are created, both classic and contemporary-style, with the frequent collaboration of designers and artists. Among the most popular themes are Gubbio and its history, medieval illuminations, classical mythology, nature, Umbrian saints. The objects are all one-of-a-kind pieces, being 100% handmade and […]

Gubbio (PG)

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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Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

Old Fashion Sartoria

The study of fashion design, haute couture techniques, research on fabrics and fibers lead to the modern interpretation of old-fashioned clothing items such as jackets, cloaks and vests. These are some of the secrets of Old Fashion Sartoria by Irma Schwegler, a master artisan who designs custom-made men’s and women’s country-chic fashion. A way to […]

Firenze

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 […]

Fashion and Accessories
Leather

Selleria Le Cuir

Selleria Le Cuir was started in 1979, but the origins of the business date back to 1871, when a family from Aosta began producing and selling “galoshes”, the traditional clogs of the Val d’Aosta region and leather cow collars. The saddlery’s main products are still collars, in addition to horse-riding items, made-to-order leather goods, classic-style […]

Aosta

Home Decor
Lacemaking and embroidery

Arte e Artigianato di Anna Barola

Craftsmanship becomes art in the workshop of Anna Barola, who makes exclusively by hand curtains, tablecloths, sheets and furnishing objects by using traditional Umbrian embroidery and lacemaking techniques, according to the artist’s creativity or to the customer’s specifications. Anna Barola’s production line has recently expanded to include the so-called fuseruole, small objects of ancient origin […]

Perugia

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 […]

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