Launching for the ninth consecutive year is the "Mestieri d'arte e Bellezza italiana" lecture at the Milan Polytechnic, offered among the design faculty's elective courses and sponsored by the Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza. The lectures, taught by Alberto Cavalli, director general of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, present beauty as a true genetic code, articulated around a number of indispensable factors: craftsmanship, authenticity, expertise, creativity, training, innovation, interpretation, originality, talent, territoriality, and tradition. In each lesson, students are offered insights from special guests: the opening of the course featured the testimony of Liliana Cantone, Head of External Relations Press Office, and Martha Fabbri, Head of Center of Studies, for Altroconsumo.
New graphics, also renewed in content, for the online version of “Mestieri d’Arte & Design. Crafts Culture,” Fondazione Cologni’s semi-annual magazine dedicated to the excellence of artistic crafts, high manufacturing and conscious and creative design. In celebration of the successful collaboration with Elle Decor Italia, which conveys the magazine to its 10,000,000 subscribers, the digital […]
In this lead-up to Christmas, the Homo Faber Guide edited by Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship devotes a special feature to flower designers and their creations for the holidays and seasons. The participating florists are: Gábor Nagy, Emily Avenson, Katya Hutter and sisters Laura and Teresa Cugusi, the duo from Puscina Flowers. Each will […]
Since the end of October, the second floor of the museum has been presenting never-before-seen objects, hitherto kept in the museum’s storerooms, that pay homage to the imaginative personality of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871-1949). What emerges is a fascinating, eclectic, brilliant character capable of alternating, with extraordinary elasticity, the activity of artist with that […]
The Sala della Guardaroba, originally intended to store the movable property of the court, preserves 53 oil-painted panels by two monks, Egnazio Danti and Stefano Bonsignori, inserted in the doors of cupboards. The pictures depict the lands and seas known in the 16th century, during the time of Cosimo I dei Medici, first Duke and […]