Initiative

Double signature. A dialogue between design and artisanal excellence

Now in its third edition, the “Double signature. A dialogue between design and artisanal excellence” project promoted by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art in cooperation with Living - Corriere della Sera, and realized thanks to the collaboration of Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, will combine design innovation with the tradition of great Italian master craftsmen. The objects, created ad hoc, will be exhibited to the public during the week of the Salone del Mobile (from 17 to 23 April), in an exceptional context: Villa Mozart, home of the Maison di Alta Gioielleria Giampiero Bodino, in the heart of Milan. The new edition aims to establish a dialogue between thirteen European designers and thirteen Italian master artisans from the Veneto area: an even more stimulating challenge, which will give life to unexpected projects, also thanks to the confrontation between cultural codes that are, at times, very different and distant. The Double Signature project will bring together craftsmen and designers so that, through the union of hand and mind, know-how and creativity, new dialogues will be created to give birth to elegant and original objects.

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Venini: Luce 1921-1985

The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]

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Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium)

It was presented last September 15 at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Milan on the occasion of The Italian Glass Weeks running until September 28, 2022. Gioielli di Vetro dalla Preistoria al III Millennio (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium) edited by Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini is not only an elegant volume […]

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Into the Trees II, the exhibition in Rome by Setsuko, an internationally renowned artist

Setsuko, an internationally renowned Japanese painter, presents her exhibition Into the Trees II at the Gagosian gallery in Rome. The artist, who has lived in Rome for a long time and currently combines the tranquility of the mountain landscape in Switzerland with the liveliness of the Paris atelier in Astier de Villatte, where she creates […]

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Support crafts: make a difference. Now also with voluntary donations

We have important plans for the coming year: to increase the number of young artisans to be trained, to strengthen scientific research and publishing activities, and to organize events that will allow art masters to have greater and greater visibility. Establish European-level partnerships to better and better promote Italian art crafts. Now you can help […]