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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.

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Online il nuovo sito di “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza”

unascuolaunlavoro.it, the new website of the project “One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence” online from September 5, 2022. A new look, lots of new content. Throughout the month, and until September 30, Schools will be able to enter applications from students competing in the Fondazione Cologni call for applications. With “One School, One Job. […]

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“Mestieri d’arte e Bellezza italiana” at Milan Polytechnic

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 […]

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Alberto Cavalli awarded at the FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS 2022

On Tuesday, September 20, during the XXII edition of the CHI È CHI AWARDS – FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS, Alberto Cavalli, general manager of Fondazione Cologni and executive director of Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, received at Palazzo Marino the social award as curator of the Homo Faber 2022 event that, in an international setting, […]

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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 […]