The Journées Particulières of the LVMH group

The fourth edition of the LVMH group’s Journées Particulières, an initiative created in 2011 thanks to the impulse of Antoine Arnault, will take place on 12, 13 and 14 October 2018. 56 Houses open to the public, 77 exceptional places - 40 of which have never opened before - located in 5 continents. In Italy, the 14 places (of which 6 unprecedented) opened to the public by 11 Houses are representative of the diversity of manufacturing and know-how. Visitors will be able to discover the story behind the creation of Berluti’s leather footwear and accessories in its factory in Ferrara, the savoir-faire of great fashion Houses such as Fendi and Emilio Pucci, or of Acqua di Parma’s perfumes, or even visit the Louis Vuitton shoe manufacture in Fiesso d'Artico as well as the wool-spinning mill of Roccapietra, where Loro Piana creates the finest of cashmeres. More informations on

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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 […]