News
September 2020
Venice, France, Germany, Italy, Publishing, Silver, Ceramic, Paper, Communication, Craftsmanship
The new Homo Faber Guide, a vade mecum that will help you to explore and get to know the centres of craft excellence in Italy and Europe directly, is now available online.
September 2020
Milan, Rome, Naples, Exhibition, Fashion, Embroidery, Textile
24- 25 October the event ApritiModa, a weekend on which it is possible to discover the least known and most secret places of the world of fashion, is being held for the fourth year.
September 2020
Biella, Exhibition, Paper, Communication
From 23 to 25 October Biella Piazzo will be hosting for the fourth time Fatti ad Arte, organized by the association of the same name and promoted by Confartigianato Biella and CNA Biella, in collaboration with the Fondazione Cologni.
September 2020
Communication
An urgent appeal on behalf of Italian Arts and Crafts has been delivered to the government in these days: a cry of pain and alarm for the sector, in deep crisis owing to the consequences of the health emergency.
September 2020
Milan, Communication
July 2020
Florence, Exhibition, Communication
Artigianato & Palazzo is being staged for the 26th time at Palazzo Corsini in Florence: three days devoted to the crafts, the Metiers d’Art and excellence. This year the focus will be on the new generations, driving force for the future of Made in Italy.

Interviews
Trapani, Master, Coral, Goldsmith

Son of a craftsman, goldsmith and coral cutter, Platimiro Fiorenza took his first steps in his father’s workshop. Born in Trapani in 1944, it was as a child that he began to work gold, silver and coral, to cut his first gems, to get to know semiprecious stones. A craft that he has mastered and that he practices with great skill, producing sumptuous works of art, rich in detail and contemporary in appearance. One of his most prestigious creations is now in the Vatican Museums. For his undisputed expertise and as a worthy heir to an ancient tradition, Platimiro Fiorenza was awarded the title of MAM (‘Master of Arts and Crafts’) in 2018.

Milan, Music, Wood, Luthiery

Stefano Bertoli is a young violin-maker from Milan who earned the diploma of a Master Luthier specialised in the construction of stringed instruments from the Civica Scuola di Liuteria of Milan. After applying successfully to take part in the project ‘A School, a Job. Training to Excellence’, he served his apprenticeship at the Milanese workshop of master instrument-maker Carlo Chiesa. After this experience he decided to open a workshop of his own and this year won the third ‘Artigiano del Cuore’ competition, staged by Wellmade and supported by the Fondazione Cologni.

Rome, Master, Decoration

Paola Bacchi is an interior decorator from Rome who in 2018, thanks to her know-how and skill, was awarded the MAM (‘Master of Arts and Crafts’) title by the Fondazione Cologni. Each of her designs is the fruit of a passionate effort of creative research and study, assisted both by the technological and innovative capacities of major Italian companies operating in the field of design and the experience of refined specialists in craft products. In particular Paola Bacchi has worked on large-scale decorative projects in numerous private and public residences of great prestige, located in St Petersburg, Moscow, Paris, Vienna, London, Cap Ferrat...

Alpignano, Master, Art, Print, Typography

Pablo Neruda once described Alberto Tallone as a ‘maestro de la claridad, profesor de pureza, héroe del book’ (‘master of clarity, teacher of purity, hero of the book’): qualities that can be found today in his son Enrico, who since 1973 has been running the publishing house founded by his father in Paris in 1938. After moving to Alpignano, in Piedmont, this genuine atelier of art publication has collected a whole string of marks of recognition and commendations at an international level over the years.

Riccione, Master, Fashion, Wood, Textile, Paper

San Patrignano Design Lab, originally Casa d’Arte, identifies the different artisanal workshops founded in the eponymous and very well-known rehabilitation community by Vincenzo Muccioli, who was a firm believer in the power of manual work to rekindle passion and re-educate youngsters on their path to rebirth. For about ten years now, special attention has been developed here to link artisanal activities with design and to develop relations with important fashion and furniture companies. We asked Luca Giunta, to present us this activity.

Milan, Design, Architecture, Jewelry

Alba Gallizia, a true Milanese, architect and designer, has always been inspired by the legendary names of the 20th century for her creations: Le Corbusier, Caccia Dominioni, Ponti, Castiglioni… are her points of reference. A tireless experimenter, in 2015 she founded the brands Algares (accessories and jewellery) and Alba Gallizia Design (furniture and lighting), both based on research and on her collaboration with Italian craftsmen of a very high standard. Alba is well aware that the dialogue between design and craftsmanship is essential: this is why her work pursues the right combination of competences between mind and hands, capable of giving contemporary results in the name of the excellence and tradition.


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