On Monday 4 June 2018, an emotion-filled ceremony took place in the Salone d'Onore at the Triennale di Milano. In the presence of a tightly packed audience, the Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere organisation bestowed its title, Master of Arts and Crafts, on 77 maestri. In the festive and at times moving atmosphere of this second edition of the award, the new recipients were applauded warmly by a public from Milan and beyond. They had come to the Triennale to render homage to the talent and inimitable skill of our great artisans.
“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.
Until 6 January 2019, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini is showcasing an exhibition featuring Carlo Scarpa and the Cappellin M.V.M. glassworks at Le Stanze del Vetro on Venice's Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Until 7 January 2019, the “Printing Revolution, 1450-1500” exhibition, curated by Cristina Dondi, is being showcased at Museo Correr and Biblioteca Marciana in Venice.
Up to 7 January 2019 the first contest “Albisola: ceramica nel verde”, organised by the City of Albisola under the aegis of Associazione Italiana Città della Ceramica is open for registration.
After a successful first edition, Biella will host the second edition from 26 to 28 October. The initiative was prompted by an idea of Cristiano Gatti, aiming at supporting high artistic craftsmanship, as an expression of Italian beauty's legacy.
An exclusive exhibition at Milan's Pisa Orologeria, featuring a selection of iconic creations by the Maisons of Fondation de La Haute Horlogerie (FHH), has provided the framework to introduce the book “La bellezza del tempo” (The Beauty of Time) by François Chaille and Dominique Fléchon, published by Marsilio Editori.
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.