• Il Bel Mestiere
    the book is an original tribute to the master craftsmen who, day by day, construct the success of Italian opera houses with unparalleled skill and passion. Their craft is esteemed and respected worldwide...

  • Makers of beauty
    The twelfth title in the series explores from the inside the extraordinary history of Santoni: an example of excellence in Italy’s manufacturing industry, of which footwear is one of the jewels in the crown.

  • The value of the craft
    Reflecting on craftsmanship, truing to analyze it and evaluate it, is pivotal to understanding the origins and future of the authentic Made in Italy, behind which there is the noble work of the masters craftsmen.

    Collaboration between the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and the Fondazione Deutsche Bank Italia has given birth to an exclusive cultural...

  • ARTEFICI DI BELLEZZA For this new research commissioned by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art and curated by Paolo Colombo with Alberto Cavalli and Emanuela Mora, the Research centre “Arts and professions”...

  • LE ESPOSIZIONI UNIVERSALI The volume illustrates the fantastic, often troubled history of the Universal Expos through the lens of art professions: from the first Expo (London 1851) to the futuristic architecture of Shanghai 2010, the most prestigious art professions,...

  • MAESTRI DEL FARE. A socio-economic investigation on the demand for art professions in Milan
    Maestri del fare, born of the partnership between the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte and the Scuola Cova, fruit of the investigation by Isabella Medicina and Silvia Mazzucotelli Salice...

    The new title of the book series “Mestieri d'Arte”, published by Marsilio Editori and edited by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, came about thanks to a very special partnership: the one between the Fondazione Cologni and Officine Panerai...


A travel in the contemporary
workshop of Giacomo Moor



- European Artistic Crafts Days 2015 - On the occasion of the international appointment of the European Artistic Crafts Days (March 27-29, 2015) the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Art, from March 27th through 30th...

- 20° anniversary: new logo for the Cologni - On the occasion of its 20°anniversary, the Cologni Foundation, thanks to the realization and the generous contribution of Robilant Associati, renovates its corporate image and changes its logo.

- apprentices 2014/2015 - On the web-site of the Cologni Foundation the gallery of the first internships of 2014 edition of the project “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” is online.

- Déboutonner la Mode - Until July 19th 2015 the Musée des Arts Decoratifs hosts a unique exhibition of over 3.000 buttons realized to embellish evening dresses or suits, with jewel trim.