News
September 2018
Cantù, Exhibition, Wood
On the occasion of the 6th edition of the Wood festival, the initiative “Botteghe aperte” is back in Cantù. From 29 September to 14 October, the territory will be alive with activities, exhibitions and entertainment thanks to the event celebrating the excellence of the wood and furnishing production chain.
September 2018
Milano, Conference, event, Communication
On Saturday, 29 September, on the occasion of the first edition of “manifatture aperte” (open factories), manufacturing centres in and near Milan will open their doors to the public.
September 2018
Cremona, Contest, Jewelry
The “Reshaping Jewels” contest was launched in 2010, aiming at promoting a new aesthetics of contemporary jewellery by exploring innovative, experimental materials to be included in a creative process based on new ideas and talent.
September 2018
Contest, Jewelry, Metal, Paper, Wood
The LOEWE Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence and contemporary high-end artistic craftsmanship promoted by Fondazione LOEWE, has reached its third edition. Fondazione LOEWE was established in 1988, with the purpose of promoting creativity, education and protection of art and artistic craftsmanship.
August 2018
Milan, Exhibition, Textile, Upholstery
On the occasion of the great HOMI 2018 event at Milan Rho Fair, CITA-Consociazione Italiana Tappezzieri Arredatori (Italian Upholsterers-Decorators Association), suggested the subject “Per il nuovo umanesimo 4.0, la poesia incontra il mestiere” (Poetry meets craftsmanship for the New Humanism 4.0), where craftsmanship means the ancient art of upholstery.
August 2018
Salerno, Exhibition, Ceramic
Cava dei Tirreni, near Salerno, will host the International Festival of Women's Ceramics from 7 to 9 September. An appointment exclusively conceived for female artists and craftswomen from all over the world.

Interviews
Perugia, Masters, Textile

Born in Perugia in 1971, Marta Cucchia graduated in Interior design and architecture at Milan's Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). As a great weaving Master, she is the heir to a family tradition encompassing four generations.

Perugia, Masters, Ceramic

Born in 1959 in Macerata, in the Marche region, Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli was already active in the family pottery as a mere boy. Since 1873, when his great-grandfather Paolo established the Rubboli atelier, it has been passed down from father to son. With its founding in the town of Gualdo Tadino in Umbria, this ceramics factory reintroduced an ancient type of lustreware that had been popular here during the Renaissance. Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli still uses the pottery's 19th-century muffle furnaces for this decorative type of third firing, using wood and dry branches of broom (Cytisus scoparius) in accordance with the technique described by Cipriano Piccolpasso in his treatise Li tre libri dell'arte del vasaio ("The three books of the potter's art") written in 1558.

Spilimbergo, Masters, Mosaic

Born in 1938 in Spilimbergo, in the region of Friuli–Venezia Giulia, Giovanni Travisanutto frequented the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, a vocational school for mosaicists, where he was hired as a teacher after graduation. He has since become an internationally famous mosaicist known for his work in the New York City subway and at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem – from the secular to the holy.

Vietri, Masters, Ceramic

Francesco Raimondi was born in Vietri sul Mare in the province of Salerno in 1959. A faience decorator by vocation, he trained at the major potteries of Vietri, working by the side of great maestri who taught him the many secrets of this ancient art. He has developed a style full of cultured references, executed with infinite variety. His atelier l'Archetto is a Polar Star for many ceramics enthusiasts.

Rome, Masters, Goldsmith

Diego Percossi Papi (Rome, 1946) attended the Faculty of Architecture after having graduated from liceo classico (high school specialised in Latin and Greek). Parallel to university, he began exploring the artistic media of sculpture and goldsmithing. With the spirit and freedom of a Renaissance artificer, he became a self-taught artist. Thanks to his talent, competence and undisputed skills, in 2016 he was awarded the MAM-Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere distinction by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.

Naples, Masters, Fashion, Tailoring, Textile

Born in 1957 to Giuseppina Marrazzo (a celebrated dressmaker for Naples' Teatro San Carlo), Raffaele Antonelli grew up among his mother's needles, threads and cottons, and, inevitably, inherited her passion for tailoring. In 1985, he established his tailor's shop, now very well known atelier even outside Naples. His success is the result of his deep commitment to the ancient and noble tailoring craft and of his forward-looking vision, extending far beyond his Neapolitan atelier and the work he is doing there.


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