BAM, where metal is struck to the tune of manual skill and design
The tenth volume of the successful “Mestieri d'Arte” series is entirely devoted to wine, a sublime human or, rather, “humanistic” product, issuing from human hands and intelligence, and bestowing to mankind comfort and happiness.
“Homo Faber is an expression that was first coined during the Renaissance and it captures and celebrates the infinite creativity of human beings,” Johann Rupert, Co-founder of the Michelangelo Foundation, says.
In celebration of its newly added rooms (an initiative dubbed L'arte merita più spazio – Art deserves more space), Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan is presenting "Il tempo degli orologi", an exhibition dedicated to time and its measurement, organised with the invaluable support of Orologeria Pisa.
The history and evolution of fashion over the centuries is reflected in a tiny accessory that has been moulded since ancient times to mirror the trends and artistic styles of the moment, from classicism and baroque to Art Nouveau, art deco, pop art and surrealism: the button.
The manual skill of the ceramicist Sandro da Boit has given three-dimensionality to the lively creativity of Ugo La Pietra. The artistic objects on display at the exhibition "Ceramiche mediterranee" hosted by Galleria Fatto ad Arte in Milan embody the relation between design culture and craft culture; they reinterpret and renew Italy's rich tradition in artisanal ceramics.
A brave, talented woman motivated by noble ideals: Rosa Genoni was a pioneer in Italian fashion and an advocate for peace and human rights. Her life story is told in an exhibition in the rooms of Archivio di Stato di Milano.
Applications are open to artisans, artists and creative enthusiasts: the 9th craftsmanship competition organised by the association Il Sapere delle Mani is currently underway. This year's contest has two sections: general artistic craftsmanship and jewellery.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London presents the exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics which recreates the centennial emotion of opera, combining all the arts in a final act of greatness and splendour.
Vanessa Cavallaro è una giovane artigiana, specializzata nell’antica arte della glittica alla ruota. Fin da bambina frequenta il laboratorio di famiglia e, dopo aver compiuto il ciclo di studi al liceo artistico e successivamente allo IED-Istituto Europeo di Design, nel 1993 apre il suo laboratorio. Nel 2000 partecipa all’11° Salon décoration et jardin, nel Principato di Monaco e nel 2016 viene insignita del premio MAM-Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere della Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte
Fabio Fornasier, is a master glassmaker from Murano: his chandelier LUMurano is certainly his most admired and acknowledged creation, thanks to the masterfully crafted glass elements that seem to be always in movement, changing aspect according to the view point of the observer.
Ornella Bijoux - an all-female success story made
of talent, courage, competence and beauty - has dominated the
scene of costume jewellery for 70 years. Maria Vittoria Albani Scala reveals
how, together with her mother Piera Albani, she has managed to establish an
atelier of world renown, creating costume jewellery for the big names of
fashion, from Céline and Swarovski to Borbonese and Dolce & Gabbana.
Roberto Sironi is a young Italian designer. After graduating in design at Milan’s Politecnico, where he still works, he developed his style by investigating materials and the possibilities to work on them, reaching remarkable results. He presented his works in various exhibitions in Italy and Europe. In 2015 he received the Honorable mention at the ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award and his projects have been exhibited in New Delhi and Buenos Aires, within the travelling exhibition of Triennale Design Museum.
Aurelio Mutinelli, Selleria Pariani’s President, tells us the story of his company: a long-standing Milanese institution that created the world’s first modern saddle.