News
July 2020
Florence, Exhibition, Communication
Artigianato & Palazzo is being staged for the 26th time at Palazzo Corsini in Florence: three days devoted to the crafts, the Metiers d’Art and excellence. This year the focus will be on the new generations, driving force for the future of Made in Italy.
July 2020
Naples, Exhibition, Ceramic, Textiles
Fino al 30 settembre è possibile visitare, presso la Fondazione Made in Cloister di Napoli, l’esposizione “Collezione Bottega”, progetto di Design Artigianale nato nel 2015, durante la fase di restauro del chiostro di Santa Caterina a Formiello...
July 2020
Milan, Award, Communication
On Monday 6 July 2020, the ceremony for the award of the honour of the ‘Order of Merit of the Italian Republic’ was held in the garden of the Prefecture of Milan.
June 2020
Swiss, Publishing, Communication
The Master’s Touch Evaluation Tool was developed by the Michelangelo Foundation with the purpose of enabling both its network and artisans themselves to self-assess...
June 2020
Milan, Exhibition, Art, Charity
‘Art has a capacity for reactivation of thought, an ability to awaken positivity that will have a concrete effect on the daily lives of us all.’
May 2020
Milan, Communication
The joint action of a selection of the most important Italian schools of arts and cratfs launched by ALMA, The International School of Italian Cuisine and supported by Fondazione Cologni, continues with tenacity and good results to date.

Interviews
Milan, Music, Wood, Luthiery

Stefano Bertoli is a young violin-maker from Milan who earned the diploma of a Master Luthier specialised in the construction of stringed instruments from the Civica Scuola di Liuteria of Milan. After applying successfully to take part in the project ‘A School, a Job. Training to Excellence’, he served his apprenticeship at the Milanese workshop of master instrument-maker Carlo Chiesa. After this experience he decided to open a workshop of his own and this year won the third ‘Artigiano del Cuore’ competition, staged by Wellmade and supported by the Fondazione Cologni.

Rome, Master, Decoration

Paola Bacchi is an interior decorator from Rome who in 2018, thanks to her know-how and skill, was awarded the MAM (‘Master of Arts and Crafts’) title by the Fondazione Cologni. Each of her designs is the fruit of a passionate effort of creative research and study, assisted both by the technological and innovative capacities of major Italian companies operating in the field of design and the experience of refined specialists in craft products. In particular Paola Bacchi has worked on large-scale decorative projects in numerous private and public residences of great prestige, located in St Petersburg, Moscow, Paris, Vienna, London, Cap Ferrat...

Alpignano, Master, Art, Print, Typography

Pablo Neruda once described Alberto Tallone as a ‘maestro de la claridad, profesor de pureza, héroe del book’ (‘master of clarity, teacher of purity, hero of the book’): qualities that can be found today in his son Enrico, who since 1973 has been running the publishing house founded by his father in Paris in 1938. After moving to Alpignano, in Piedmont, this genuine atelier of art publication has collected a whole string of marks of recognition and commendations at an international level over the years.

Riccione, Master, Fashion, Wood, Textile, Paper

San Patrignano Design Lab, originally Casa d’Arte, identifies the different artisanal workshops founded in the eponymous and very well-known rehabilitation community by Vincenzo Muccioli, who was a firm believer in the power of manual work to rekindle passion and re-educate youngsters on their path to rebirth. For about ten years now, special attention has been developed here to link artisanal activities with design and to develop relations with important fashion and furniture companies. We asked Luca Giunta, to present us this activity.

Milan, Design, Architecture, Jewelry

Alba Gallizia, a true Milanese, architect and designer, has always been inspired by the legendary names of the 20th century for her creations: Le Corbusier, Caccia Dominioni, Ponti, Castiglioni… are her points of reference. A tireless experimenter, in 2015 she founded the brands Algares (accessories and jewellery) and Alba Gallizia Design (furniture and lighting), both based on research and on her collaboration with Italian craftsmen of a very high standard. Alba is well aware that the dialogue between design and craftsmanship is essential: this is why her work pursues the right combination of competences between mind and hands, capable of giving contemporary results in the name of the excellence and tradition.

Venice, Masters, Glass

Matteo Seguso, born in Venice in 1973, today one of the most talented engravers on glass in Murano, inherited his passion for the ancient art of engraving from his father, the master craftsman Bruno Seguso. Matteo, using a fixed lathe with interchangeable shafts and wheels, transforms glass into works of art encompassing a number of subjects - from floral to landscapes, from figurative to abstract, to the use of the “battuto” technique which creates beautiful geometric effects over the whole surface. Continually in search of new challenges and new experimentations, he encourages exchanging and sharing ideas and knowledge, and for many years he has taught the fascinating technique of engraving on glass.


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