Small but highly valuable objects, capable of dictating the rules of the market or fashion: glass beads, artifacts of rare beauty that glitter and reveal the mastery in their craftsmanship. Glass beads produced in Venice for the Italian or European market, pearls of Africa, destined for the foreign markets of Africa, Asia and India, made according to the taste and traditions of exotic countries. At the Murano Glass Museum, visitors can admire the Venetian glass beads that accompanied glass-making history in the lagoon, still a thriving and important segment today. Venice began production in the 14th century and still continues to this day, with improved techniques and manufacturing, recreating a kaleidoscopic magical world. On exhibit until April 15, this rich repertoire ranges from historical to contemporary collections, the fruits of a history that is not lost and a reality that aims at preserving mastery and technical skill, injecting new stimuli into it.
“La Grande Bellezza – The Dream Factory”, progetto di mecenatismo contemporaneo per l’alto artigianato artistico, promosso da Starhotels in collaborazione con Fondazione Cologni, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte e Gruppo Editoriale, dopo il grande successo di pubblico ottenuto al Fuorisalone milanese 2023 sarà in mostra al Giardino Corsini (15/17 settembre, Firenze) con un allestimento inedito: il […]
As of September 4, applications are open to participate in “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence) the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte’s training internships project. All public and private schools and training institutions in the artistic crafts sectors are invited to send in applications from their best […]
From Sept. 15 to 17, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Corsini Garden in Florence, “Crafts and Palace. Artisan workshops and their commissions” will give life, also in this XXIX edition, to a new visual narrative revealing different perspectives of savoir faire through the dialogue of the great protagonists of this 2023: Métiers […]
In this year, the artist and the Manifattura Fornaci di San Lorenzo, in Borgo San Lorenzo, Mugello, are the protagonists of initiatives that follow one another to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Galileo Chini’s birth and the variety of his work among painting, ceramics, stained glass and architectural decorations that express, although with different materials, […]