Adopt a Cloister

Made in Cloister is a project started in Naples which aims to combine the promotion and innovation of artisan traditions and the protection of architectural heritage with the help of artists and designers. Among the many initiatives are the restoration works on the sixteenth-century frescoes of the small cloister of the church of Santa Caterina a Formiello, after 150 years of neglect. The frescoes, covered with seven layers of plaster and dirt, will be restored by the students of the restoration class of the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples, with which Made in Cloister has signed an agreement. Made in Cloister has created a journal, with photos and interviews with Academy students and day-by-day information about the restoration works: every day, hundreds of Facebook followers keep up-to-date on the works.

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]