12/10/2022 - 09/01/2023
It is entitled Primitivo, the winning work of the second edition of the award wanted by Starhotels, born from La Grande Bellezza, a project of contemporary patronage to which the prestigious Florentine hotel group gave life in collaboration with Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, Associazione OMA - Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte and Gruppo Editoriale. The work, created by Andrea Bouquet, a refined cabinetmaker from Turin, was chosen by Elisabetta Fabri, President and CEO of Starhotels, from among the 10 finalists indicated by the Jury, which included important names from the world of international design and architecture, such as Stefano Boeri, President of Triennale Milano, Marva Griffin Wilshire, founder and curator of SaloneSatellite, Barnaba Fornasetti, creative director of Fornasetti, and Sara Ricciardi, designer and Art Director of Starhotels La Grande Bellezza collections. 164 submissions from artisans between the ages of 22 and 85, active in every region of Italy. Many historical ateliers participated, as well as young masters: the quality of the proposed works is very high, where the collaboration between designers and artisans often appears, between tradition and contemporaneity. Numerous techniques are used and materials are in the field: terracotta, ceramics and porcelain remain among the first positions for the realization of decorative and furnishing objects that can be well reconciled with the hotel sector, but also fabric, carpets, iron and copper, felt, paper, plaster and scagliola, wood, polycarbonate. Also for this edition, the first-place winner received a major cash prize in the amount of €10,000. All the finalist works of the prize, this year dedicated to the theme The Beauty of Nature, are featured in an exhibition at the Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione hotel until January 9, 2023.
“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, […]