Hand Made Music, video project curated by Naomi Berrill

The new album by Naomi Berrill, an Irish singer and cello player (and multi-instrumentalist) who lives in Florence, will be released in April 2017. Owing to the contribution of Region Toscana within the “100 band” project, Naomi Berrill has been able to produce a video that precedes the release of her album. Inspired by music’s relationship with manual ability and craftsmanship, Home Made Music is a video in 12 stages set in 12 different Tuscan craft shops, including Mazzanti Piume (the only heir to the feather manufacturing tradition, Florence), Stefano Bemer (considered to be one of the world’s best shoemakers, Florence), Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio (which carries on age-old silk weaving techniques, Florence), Craafts (handmade haute couture accessories, Scandicci), Memar (a Tuscan hat factory established in 1903) and many other fascinating places in Florence’s Oltrarno.

Discover more


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 […]