March 2020
Umbria, Award, Ceramic, Communication
Now in its eighth year, the Rometti Award, supported by the long-established Umbrian firm Ceramiche Rometti, intends to reward all the projects that offer an original contribution to the art of ceramics.
March 2020
Venice, Communication
The Alto Artigianato Venezia network has been created in Venice with the aim of highlighting the uniqueness of craft creations and projecting the tradition into new contemporary languages.
March 2020
Italy, Exhibition, Ceramic, Glass
In compliance with the Decree Law for the containment of COVID-19, Museums all over Italy are closed, but many have wanted to leave their doors “open” even at such a difficult time, so that Italian beauty, art and culture can be enjoyed.
February 2020
Como, Exhibition, Textile
From 29th February until 21st June, in the exhibition rooms of Villa Sucota (Como), it is possible to visit the exhibition "Deep Velvet", which presents the story of this fabric.
February 2020
Milan, Exhibition, Art, Graphic
"In the early 1960s, I painted pictures and did quick writing that, on the canvases, formed fantastic landscapes. I still draw my signs today in the search for a ‘territoriality’ of my own that is increasingly residual, where I can cultivate my desires…
January 2020
Prato, Exhibition, Cinema, Textile
The exhibition dedicated to the award-winning costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini is open in the rooms of the Museo del Tessuto (Fabric Museum) in Prato until 22nd March.

Venice, Masters, Glass

Matteo Seguso, born in Venice in 1973, today one of the most talented engravers on glass in Murano, inherited his passion for the ancient art of engraving from his father, the master craftsman Bruno Seguso. Matteo, using a fixed lathe with interchangeable shafts and wheels, transforms glass into works of art encompassing a number of subjects - from floral to landscapes, from figurative to abstract, to the use of the “battuto” technique which creates beautiful geometric effects over the whole surface. Continually in search of new challenges and new experimentations, he encourages exchanging and sharing ideas and knowledge, and for many years he has taught the fascinating technique of engraving on glass.

Modena, Masters, Illustrator, Illustration

Sonia Maria Luce Possentini was born in Canossa (Reggio Emilia), and divides her life and work between Canossa and Pigneto sul Secchia (Modena). After graduating in History of Art from the DAMS (University for Art, Music and performing Arts), and obtaining a diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, she studied at the Sarmede School of Illustration under Stepan Zavrel. In 2017, she received the prestigious Andersen Award for Best Illustrator and worked on the book "The plants with no name", in the Storietalentuose series edited by Fondazione Cologni for Carthusia. In 2018 she received the MAM-Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere award.

sardenia, Masters, Ceramic

Efisio Usai was born in 1942 in Assemini (Cagliari), in Sardinia. He comes from a family which for centuries has made ceramics in Assemini, remaining loyal to some values over all these years: tradition and culture on the one hand, and passion and innovation on the other. Clay was already getting into his blood in his adolescence, when his father taught him the secrets of working with this material. In 1961 Efisio built a new workshop in the heart of Assemini, where his creations were greatly inspired by his native Sardinia. In 2018 the Fondazione Cologni honoured him as an MAM-Master of Art and Metier.

Turin, Masters, Accessories, Textile, Craftsmanship

Since 2000 Massimiliano Massia has been at the head of Antica Passamaneria Massia Vittorio of Turin, founded in 1843 by his great-grandfather, a Royal Warrant Holder of the Savoy Court. The company is based in Pianezza, where the Museum of Passementerie is also located, the only one existing in Europe. The route of the visit, through historical functioning machinery used in the business, includes the story of all the phases of production and the live demonstration of some processes, together with the history and tradition of a family that for more than a century have devoted themselves with passion and great expertise to an ancient art with a contemporary appeal, today very much in vogue also in furnishing, fashion and design.

Florence, Masters, Footwear

Saskia Wittmer, German by birth but Italian by adoption, has been working for over 15 years in her laboratory in the heart of Florence, where she creates bespoke shoes greatly appreciated by lovers of hand-made footwear. Wittmers’ is a very classic style, although she has an individual, original and feminine approach when she is working on products for male clients.

Bergamo, Fashion, Tailoring

The story of the Bice&Berta bespoke knitwear in Torre Boldone, a few kilometres away from Bergamo, in Northern Italy, is a wool yarn running through the decades and connecting the hearts of extraordinary women, who grew up in different ages and have been brought together by the same passion. The same passion which, 27 years ago, encouraged Marina Rizzini to establish the laboratory and atelier which has now become a special place, fulfilling the soft tailor-made dreams of her clients, and turning them into perfect garments to be worn.