BOT (Barbieri Oswaldo Terribili). A juggler’s futurisms

An important retrospective dedicated to the ingenious flair of Osvaldo Barbieri (1895-1958), known to the art world by the acronym BOT, an abbreviation of the pseudonym Barbieri Oswaldo Terribile, which he himself chose as he began moving closer to Futurism. Conceived and organised by the Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation with the support of the City of Piacenza, and curated by Elena Pontiggia, the show will feature some 400 works on loan from important public collections (Ricci Oddi Gallery of Piacenza, MART of Rovereto, MIM of San Pietro in Cerro) as well as from private collections and various local Piacenza institutions. For more information, click here

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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 […]