News
May 2018
Milano, Communication
May 2018
Florence, Exhibition, garden
April 2018
Venice, Exhibition, Glass
Inaugurating the annual conference of the Glass Art Society, a non-profit organisation that encourages excellence and the development of the glass arts, is an exhibition by the great Murano-born maestro Lino Tagliapietra. He is returning to Italy specifically for the international summit on the island of Murano in Venice, this year's choice of location for being a cradle of glass-blowing.
April 2018
Switzerland, Award, Communication
On 18 April, during a ceremony hosted by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) at the Cité du Temps in Geneva, the two awards "Hommage à la Passion" and "Hommage au Talent" were attributed to two important exponents of high watchmaking.
March 2018
Milan, Contest, Ceramic
Open to Art, The International Competition of Art and Design Ceramics, is now at its third edition, fostered and organised by Milan's Officine Saffi with a view to enhancing and promoting the use of ceramics in contemporary art and design.
January 2018
Milan, Exhibition, Watchmaking
In celebration of its newly added rooms (an initiative dubbed L'arte merita più spazio – Art deserves more space), Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan is presenting "Il tempo degli orologi", an exhibition dedicated to time and its measurement, organised with the invaluable support of Orologeria Pisa.

Interviews
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.

Nuoro, Design, Metal

Nuoro, Sardinia. Bottega Artigiana Metalli (BAM) is a metal workshop based on a novel idea: to craft contemporary objects using ancient manual techniques. Here, metal is used as a structural element, but revisited in its tactile, textural aspects for results that combine art, craft and design. Vittorio Bruno is masterfully marrying the artisanal tradition he inherited from his father, who continues to work in the atelier with him and his brother, to contemporary design objects, interior design and experimental lighting. The innovative and modern results reflect a love of manual work and expert craftsmanship.

Vanessa Cavallaro è una giovane artigiana, specializzata nell’antica arte della glittica alla ruota. Fin da bambina frequenta il laboratorio di famiglia e, dopo aver compiuto il ciclo di studi al liceo artistico e successivamente allo IED-Istituto Europeo di Design, nel 1993 apre il suo laboratorio. Nel 2000 partecipa all’11° Salon décoration et jardin, nel Principato di Monaco e nel 2016 viene insignita del premio MAM-Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere della Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte

Venice, Designers, Design, Glass

Fabio Fornasier, is a master glassmaker from Murano: his chandelier LUMurano is certainly his most admired and acknowledged creation, thanks to the masterfully crafted glass elements that seem to be always in movement, changing aspect according to the view point of the observer.


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