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

“Artigiano del Cuore” contest: applications open May 5

The fifth edition of the “Artigiano del Cuore” contest, promoted by Fondazione Cologni and the Wellmade platform, is about to start. This year, the contest is aimed at artisans and workshops that carry on a tradition linked to their local area, understood as the place where the business is based, or the place of origin […]

06/05/2022 - 06/06/2022

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Events

Luisa Canovi – AD HOC Origami workshops for kids

The young beneficiaries of the AD HOC project enjoyed the opportunity to measure themselves against an ancient and poetic art: that of Japanese origami! Under the careful and expert guidance of paper teacher Luisa Canovi, the children were able to try their hand and dexterity, having a lot of fun. In origami, in fact, the […]


Como

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Events

Stefano Bertoli Announcement – for young luthiers

Stefano Bertoli’s family with Fondazione Cologni and Fondazione Pro Canale have issued an announcement for young luthiers under 35 for the allocation of two co-working spaces at the Stefano Bertoli Violinmaking Workshop. The workshop was opened in 2017 by Stefano Bertoli with the aim of undertaking the activity and sharing the space with other young […]


Milano

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Events

Emilio Scanavino. This is Tomorrow

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the Scanavino archive presents the exhibition Emilio Scanavino. This is Tomorrow and simultaneously inaugurates the new location. More than 60 works in glazed terracotta, as well as polychrome majolica, created by the Genoese artist between 1950 and 1970 at Manifattura Mazzotti in Albisola, a meeting place […]

01/04/2022 - 20/06/2022
Milano

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Events

Three works of the Museo Ginori under restoration

The XIV volume of the magazine Quaderni dell’Associazione Amici di Doccia Quaderni presented in Florence on March 28, 2022 in the Library of Michelozzo in the Convent of San Marco in Florence, is dedicated to Ginori porcelain preserved in the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan and the Correale di Terranova Museum in Sorrento. On that […]


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The great exhibition of Donatello in Florence

The exhibition Donatello and the Renaissance, which has just been inaugurated in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi and at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, analyzes the artist’s entire oeuvre in a chronologically broad historical and artistic context, which highlights the references to antiquity and medieval art. Moreover, Donatello, assisted by a lively workshop, paid particular attention […]

19/03/2022 - 31/07/2022
Firenze

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The world of craftsmanship

The Mosaic School of Friuli celebrates its first centenary

To celebrate the anniversary a book and many initiatives Inaugurated in 1922, the School represented an absolute novelty. The objective was to maintain the ancient tradition of craftsmanship, rooted in the territory of Friuli, by training young people with technical and cultural skills in the secrets of this ancient art, so much so that it […]

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The Madonna of Santa Maria Nuova by Verrocchio

At the National Museum of the Bargello the only work in terracotta of the great artist The Madonna and Child, better known as the Madonna of Santa Maria Nuova from the name of the place where it was found at the beginning of the 19th century and now conserved at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, […]

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The new Museum of Russian Icons at Palazzo Pitti

Russian sacred art protagonist of a new museum in Florence The Museum of Russian Icons has been inaugurated in Palazzo Pitti, with the tablets that belonged to the Medici and Lorraine collections. There are 78 icons, dated between the end of the sixteenth century and the middle of the eighteenth century, which constitute a conspicuous […]

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Bottega Barbanti

In the Barbanti workshop, the goldsmith’s art is a family tradition. The pieces of jewelry are the fruit of many years of experience, combined with undiminished passion and ongoing professional enrichment. In addition to classic jewelry, customers can have pieces made to their own design and taste. All creations are of the highest quality, which […]

Modena

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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 […]

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Mancini Luxury

Marco Mancini is a known master goldsmith with great artistic skills and techniques, and an ability to blend traditional craftsmanship with technological innovation, making creations of fine artistic jewelry. The inventor of new systems for working and setting precious stones, he has created jewels that are complex and unique unto themselves. With his children Alessandro […]

Civitavecchia (RM)

Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

Marina Rizzini Maglieria su misura

Since 1992, Marina Rizzini has been producing tailored knitwear, each season offering a sampling of some 40 new garments. Every step of the production line is done by hand, from the machine knitting, done with the old manual flat knitting machines, up to the packaging. Paying close attention to detail and the quality of the […]

Torre Boldone (BG)

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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 […]

Decorative Arts
Stone

Peotta Bruno & Geom. Luigi

Started in the early 1900s, the Peotta Bruno workshop creates and exports across the world elegant hand-carved sculptures in Vicenza stone. The company is currently run by the fourth generation of a family of skilled sculptors and boasts a collection of over 2,500 items. Refined and innovative artifacts for both indoor and outdoor use. Tradition […]

Alte Ceccato - Montecchio Maggiore (VI)

Furnishing objects
Decorative Arts

Romoli illuminazione

Two brothers with a passion for metals and everything that can be derived from them in terms of home decor. Daniele and Chiara, artisans with their hands the first, with the designs and the choice of materials the second. The inspiration for the models winks at the retro lines of the ’30s and ’40s, but […]

Grassina (FI)

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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

Bottega Giustiniani

Passionately fond of the art of ceramic-making since he was a child, Elvio Sagnella works in this workshop with the help of experienced assistants. The winner of the International Tradition and Innovation Competition held in Ascoli Piceno in 2009, Sagnella is a versatile and passionate artisan. Inspired by the eighteenth-century tradition of Certaldo and San […]

San Lorenzello (BN)

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

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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 […]

Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

Mode Liana

It is a magical place, the place where Rolando’s and Liana’s family create hats that look like delicate pieces of jewelry, for both stylish and elegant women and men who wish to add a special touch to their look. A wealth of feathers, veils, sequins, flowers and, of course, the famous plaited straw typical of […]

Firenze

Fashion and Accessories
Pipes

Grenci Vincenzo

A very special pipe refinery. Here wood – sourced only from heather roots – is brought into the workshop, and cut to create a proof copy, before being boiled and then placed on the shelf to allow it to dry naturally. But there is no rush: it takes at least ten years before the product […]

Brognaturo (VV)

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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 […]

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)

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