From 15 to 29 November 2018, Starhotels is hosting a refined exhibition of works by Milan's Art Masters at Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione hotel, now offering an exceptional stage for Italian high craftsmanship. The initiative takes place in the framework of the Starhotels Collezione “La Grande Bellezza” (The Great Beauty) project, in a partnership with Milan's Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Gruppo Editoriale and Florence's OmA Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte. The project aims at supporting and enhancing excellence craftsmanship, the peerless heritage and foundation of Made in Italy. The scenic settings of the Rosa Grand hotel, in the heart of Milan, are thus becoming a charming framework for an exhibition highlighting the “great beauty” through an accurate selection of works by Milan's significant creators, between high craftsmanship and design, tradition and modernity. Seven artist-craftsmen are included in the exhibition: Bottega Ghianda, Caterina Crepax, Fornasetti, La Fucina di Efesto, Lorenzi Milano, Romeo Miracoli, Daniele Papuli.
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19 October 2020
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08 October 2020
The presentation of the volume I talenti italiani. Mente, mano, macchina, published by Fondazione Cologni and Marsilio Editori and edited by Alba Cappellieri and Matteo Pirola of Milan Polytechnic, was held in the Salone d’Onore of Triennale Milano on 8 October last.
29 September 2020
Voting has ended for the ‘La Grande Bellezza’ award promoted by Starhotels in collaboration with the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, the Associazione OMA (Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte) and Gruppo Editoriale.
30 November 2019
“A jewel serves to remind us that we dream, design, create and work because we love. And Van Cleef & Arpels, born from love and poetry, always revisit love and poetry”, as Franco Cologni writes in his book Elogio della mano (Marsilio), dedicated to the Maison and the high jewellery trades.
23 September 2019
25 years from the historical conference which took place in February 1995 in Milan’s Triennale, Fondazione Cologni is now promoting a new important meeting curated by Ugo La Pietra and Alberto Cavalli: a full day dedicated to exploring the discipline area of the applied arts within Italy’s art crafts, internationally referred to as “decorative arts” or “craft”,
23 May 2019
After the outstanding success of Doppia Firma in Milan, with 18,000 visitors who came to Villa Mozart to see the exhibition, the project by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte with Living Corriere della Sera, and presented by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, will access a new prestigious venue in Paris, on the occasion of the fourth edition of Révélations, from 23 to 26 May.
11 May 2019
After the success of the first Atelier with master woodcarver Renato Olivastri, the educational workshops for adults created by the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan in collaboration with Fondazione Cologni will be continued.
09 April 2019
On the occasion of the 2019 Salone del Mobile, the students of Creative Academy, the Milan-based international design school of the Richemont Group, are working on the universal theme of secrets.
09 April 2019
For the 2019 Salone del Mobile, the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is proud to present the fourth annual Doppia Firma: A Dialogue Between Design and Artisanal Excellence, in collaboration with the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and Living – the Corriere della Sera magazine for interiors, design and lifestyle.
06 April 2019
The Poldi Pezzoli Ateliers are dedicated to artisans’ workshops for adults, born out of a fruitful collaboration between the Milanese Museum and Fondazione Cologni.
20 March 2019
On 20 March, at 10.30, in what was formerly Francesco Hayez' studio, now hall 48, in Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Ugo La Pietra's new book "Fatto ad arte. Né arte né design" (promoted by Fondazione Cologni, and published by Marsilio) will be presented within the framework of "Incontri con l'Arte", curated by Sergio Nannicola and Marco Pellizzola.
05 February 2019
The yearly award granted by Paris' Centre du Luxe et de la Création to 10 specially outstanding talents within the selected categories (Audacity, Well-Being, Elegance, Harmony, Originality, Innovation, Invention, Rarity, Seduction, Talent Management) has now reached its 17th edition.
05 December 2018
On 5 December, within the framework of Palazzina Appiani, the beautiful FAI headquarters in the heart of Milan, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte introduced the book “Lo scultore della seta. Roberto Capucci, il sublime nella moda” (The Sculptor of Silk. Roberto Capucci, the Sublime in Fashion)...
12 November 2018
On 12 November 2018, at Milan's Poldi Pezzoli Museum, the book “La forma della bellezza”, published by Idea Books and curated by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte was presented to the public: a meeting and an exchange of thoughts, opinions, and experiences about Italian savoir-faire.
07 October 2018
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07 October 2018
On 7 October, Milan's streets hosted “Moeuves – Milan's treasure hunt”, a massive hunt for cultural treasure, organised by the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in cooperation with the Fondazione Cologni and 5Vie art+design
14 September 2018
On the occasion of the important “Homo Faber. Crafting a More Human Future” event, sponsored in Venice by Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, Starhotels organises an exquisite exhibition of works by Venetian Art Masters at the Splendid Venice-Starhotels Collezione, a symbol of the most exclusive hospitality, now becoming a precious treasure chest of Italian High Craftsmanship.
14 September 2018
Within the extraordinary context of “Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future”, hosted by Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the protagonists of artisanal, artistic and creative excellence will share their stories and meet the public in the inspiring background of Spazio Squero.
14 September 2018
“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.