On the occasion of the photo exhibition “La regola del talento” in the Royal Palace of Caserta, several educational labs on the crafts world, namely jewellery and goldsmithing, will be offered to students.
The extraordinary stories of every one of the 45 interns participating in the initiative Una Scuola, Un Lavoro 2017-2018, sponsored by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art, are now online.
For the academic year 2017-2018, the course Bellezza Italiana at the Design Faculty of the Milan Polytechnic has been renewed. Entrusted to the Cologni Foundation, the course is aimed at the diffusion of knowledge of Italy's immense creative heritage, a crucial element in competing on the luxury-goods market.

Events and Exhibitions
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.
The travelling photo exhibition "La regola del talento" ended on 2 May at the Royal Palace of Caserta, the fourth and last successful location for this initiative about academies where the future generations of excellent artisans are being trained.
On the occasion of Milan's Salone del Mobile 2018, the students of Creative Academy, the Milan-based Richemont Group's international design school, are working under the direction of Alberto Nespoli and Domenico Rocca from Eligo on a project aimed at establishing a dialogue between a Master and a young designer.
The “Doppia Firma” project presented by Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, launched by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art in cooperation with Living-Corriere della Sera, with the aim of combining innovative design with the tradition of great Italian master craftsmen, is now in its third edition.
After successful iterations in Milan, Spilimbergo and Stra, the photo exhibition "La regola del talento" is now being hosted at a new destination, the Royal Palace of Caserta, a sumptuous 18th-century residence and a Unesco World Heritage Site.
19 February 2018. On the grounds of Villa Necchi Campiglio, a splendid museum-house in the heart of Milan owned by Fondo Ambiente Italiano, lies a covered tennis court that served at the setting for the presentation of the book Il vignaiolo universale – La cultura nel bicchiere written by Pierluigi Gorgoni and Andrea Grignaffini, illustrated by Paolo Rui and published by Marsilio under the aegis of the Cologni Foundation.
The yearly Luxury and Creation Talent Awards conferred by Le Centre du Luxe et de la Création are divided into ten specialised categories: Audacity, Well-Being, Elegance, Harmony, Innovation,


Other Activities
As part of its initiative "Il tempo degli orologi", Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan is presenting a cycle of events dedicated to time and its measurement, organised with the invaluable support of Orologeria Pisa.
Wellmade and Brevimano have launched the first instalment of the competition Artigiano del Cuore. The search is on for the background stories of artisans in two categories: "Furnishing and Decorating" and "Dressing and Adorning". The prize is a photo series and a short documentary telling the story of the two winning artisans, filmed in their ateliers.
Fabrizio Travisanutto, a mosaicist from Spilimbergo, and Sandro Barbera & Figli, shoemakers from Biella, are the winners of the first instalment of Artigiano del Cuore. This online competition is organised by Wellmade, a community of "well-made-beauty" enthusiasts, which introduces the most talented artisans to the public, shows examples of their work, and describes their products and customisation services.