14 September 2018
Venice, Exhibition, Communication
“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.
07 May 2018
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic
02 May 2018
Caserta, Exhibition, Communication, Jewellery
17 April 2018
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic, Jewellery
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.
17 April 2018
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic, Glass, Jewellery, Lacework, Textile
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.
02 March 2018
Caserta, Exhibition, Communication
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
Milan, Publishing, Communication
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.
30 January 2018
Paris, Contest, Glass, Wood
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,
30 November 2017
Rome, Conference, Communication
A new collaboration has been forged between the Cologni Foundation and Exclusiva Foundation to enhance and promote excellent craftsmanship, thanks to a partnership about the MAM- Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere award.
21 November 2017
Milan, Publishing, Communication
Here is a monograph all about the print house La Musica Moderna, whose story was entwined with that of Italy's popular culture of songs and their authors for 77 years (1930-2007). Published with support from the Cologni Foundation, the book was presented in the rooms of Castello Sforzesco in Milan on 21 November 2017.
04 November 2017
Milan, Exhibition, Wood
On 4 and 5 November the prestigious Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan hosts a fair dedicated to fine handmade wooden products made by selected Italian master artisans.
31 October 2017
Rome, Award, Education
The project “Che impresa ragazzi!” is a free dual training programme addressed to Milan’s Art Schools students promoted by Feduf-Fondazione per l’Educazione Finanziaria e Risparmio in collaboration with MIUR, the Ministry for Education, and with the support of the Cologni Foundation.
27 October 2017
Biella, Exhibition, Glass, Paper, Textile, Wood
The Cologni Foundation has given its patronage to the first edition of “Fatti ad Arte”, a fair dedicated to artistic craftsmanship, which takes place from 27 to 29 October in the evocative setting of Piazzo, a historical quarter in the town of Biella.
25 October 2017
Milan, Exhibition, Wood
The Cologni Foundation and FAI–Fondo Ambiente Italiano present “Manualmente”, the annual event taking place from 25 October 2017 to 7 January 2018 in the magical frame of Villa Necchi Campiglio.
15 October 2017
Milan, Publishing, Communication
On 15 October 2017, the magical location of the GAM-Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan hosts a special event dedicated to the fascinating theme of gardening.
07 October 2017
Milan, Conference, Communication
The Cologni Foundation and 5VIE art+design join forces once again to promote a dialogue between the master artisans working in the famous “Cinque Vie” district of Milan and their clients, collectors and patrons.
21 September 2017
Switzerland, Exhibition, Fair, Ceramic, Glass, Textile
The highly acclaimed exhibition Doppia Firma is presented at the first edition of “Tresor-contemporary craft”, a showcase of high-quality applied arts, which takes place in Basel from 21 to 24 September.
07 September 2017
Switzerland, Publishing, Communication
On the occasion of the publication of the book, the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship organises a panel discussion dedicated to fine craftsmanship and artisanal culture at the Somerset House in London
24 July 2017
Siracusa, Conference, Education
The first summer school of the MADE Program, the brand new project of the “Rosario Gagliardi” Academy of Fine Arts, is scheduled to take place from 24 to 31 July 2017 in Syracuse (Sicily).
30 June 2017
Padua, Publishing, Landscape
On 30 June 2017, the new book in the “Storietalentuose” series published by Carthusia with the Cologni Foundation is presented in Padua on the occasion of the event “Notturni d’Arte”.
08 June 2017
Milan, Conference, Cinema, Glass, Sculpture, Theatre
“The intelligent hands: art skills” is the new cycle of meetings dedicated to the extraordinary artistic skills of men and women, developed by the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.
14 May 2017
Milan, Concert, Music
The Festival of Early Music, developed by the Associazione Noema with the support of the Cologni Foundation and under the aegis of the Municipality of Milan, reaches its 5th edition.
10 May 2017
Milano, Conferenza, Educazione, Legno
The exhibition Natural Talent at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan hosts two special meetings followed by guided tours
03 May 2017
London, Exhibition, Ceramic, Metal, Textile, Wood
After the great success at the GAM, the Modern Art Gallery of Milan, during the 2017 Salone del Mobile, the exhibition Doppia Firma goes to London.
03 May 2017
London, Exhibition, Ceramic
The successful journey of Doppia Firma at the London Craft Week (3-7 May 2017) is organised and supported by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship.
04 April 2017
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Mosaic, Silver, Textile, Wood
A “double signature” to establish a dialogue between design innovation and the tradition of great Italian craftsmanship. In the name of excellence.
04 April 2017
Milan, Exhibition, Wood
The 20 students of the Creative Academy of Milan design a special collection for the 2017 edition of the Salone del Mobile. Under the guidance of Alberto Nespoli and Domenico Rocca of Eligo Studio, they explore the theme of wood....
01 April 2017
Milano, Esposizione, Ceramica, Metallo, Tessuti, Vetro
The European Artistic Crafts Days are an international event dedicated to the métiers d’art.

28 February 2017
Milan, Contest, Ceramic
The international biennial competition of art and design ceramics is organised by Officine Saffi, which promotes the diffusion, use, collection and production of contemporary ceramics.
31 January 2017
Paris, Award, Craft
The 14th edition of the prize awarded annually by the Centre du luxe et de la Création to ten talents in ten different categories.
15 December 2016
Rome, Apprenticeships, Education
The first Biennial of Art Schools was held at Palazzo Venezia in Rome from 15 December 2016 to 15 January 2017.
08 December 2016
South Korea, Exhibition, Ceramic, Design
Following the great success at the 2016 Salone del Mobile in Milan, the exhibition Doppia Firma arrived in Korea, hosted by the Craft Trend Fair.
24 November 2016
Milan, Exhibition, Jewelry
The history of Italian jewellery and its main protagonists are on show from 24 November 2016 to 20 March 2017 at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan, in an exhibition curated by historian Melissa Gabardi.
24 November 2016
Milano, Exhibition, Jewelry
A series of workshops dedicated to young people aged 15 to 26 are organised in collaboration with the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana on the occasion of the exhibition “20th century Italian Jewels”
19 November 2016
Treviso, Award, Prize, Publishing, Theatre
"Il Bel Mestiere. Artigiani e maestranze nel teatro d’opera" published by the Cologni Foundation with Marsilio Editori in the “Mestieri d’Arte” book series received a prestigious award
19 November 2016
Venice, Conference, Exhibition, Education, shoes
After Milan and Spilimbergo, the project "The Code of Talent" reached the important footwear manufacturing centre of the Riviera del Brenta.
17 November 2016
Venice, Festival, Theatre
The fourth edition of the International Festival of Costume and Set Design was held on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
05 November 2016
Milan, Exhibition, Fair, Paper
The beautiful Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan hosted workshops and a special fair dedicated to paper, the theme of the fifth edition of “Manualmente”.
20 October 2016
Milan, Exhibition, Fair, Fashion, Paper
Thirty extraordinary dresses made entirely of paper by the creative Belgian artist were exhibited at Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan.
13 October 2016
Naples, Publishing, Art, Communication, Restoration
After Bologna, Milan, Venice and Turin, the book "In opera. Conservare e restaurare l'arte contemporanea", dedicated to the restoration of contemporary art, was presented in Naples.
26 September 2016
Milan, Concert, Communication, Education
A special event was dedicated to the protagonists of the project "A School, a Job. Training to Excellence".
21 September 2016
Milan, Exhibition, Embroidery, Fashion, Milliner
MUDEC-Museum of Cultures in Milan hosted an exhibition dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship and to the companies that are investing in the development of new technologies for fashion and sustainability in particular.
12 September 2016
Milan, Publishing, Communication, Silk
The fourth release in the “Storietalentuose” book series for children was presented at the Poldi Pezzoli house-museum in Milano.
14 June 2016
Florence, Publishing, Communication
The opening of Pitti Immagine Uomo provided the occasion for the international presentation of the new web portal developed by the Cologni Foundation to showcase the very best Italian craftsmanship.
06 June 2016
Milan, Award, Craft
MAM - Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere, promoted by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art in partnership with ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine, awards outstanding skills in the fields of artistic craftsmanship.
20 May 2016
Padova, Exhibition, Glass
100 exceptional glass artworks by renowned international artists and designers were presented at FAI’s Villa dei Vescovi, near Padua.
09 May 2016
Milan, Concert, Music
Fourth edition of the Festival of Early Music developed by the Associazione Noema with the Municipal School of Violin-making in Milan and “Italia su misura”.
06 May 2016
Milan, Exhibition
The Poldi Pezzoli Museum invited Giulio Paolini (Genoa, 1940), one of the leading exponents of conceptual art, to exhibit his works inspired by the house-museum’s permanent collection.
12 April 2016
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic, Design
The new project by the Creative Academy in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation and with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels was presented during the 55th Salone del Mobile in Milan.
12 April 2016
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic, Design, Embroidery, Paper
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art, Living magazine, and yoox.com presented an experimental project that brings together design innovation with the traditions of the great Italian artists.
02 April 2016
Milan, Exhibition
After twenty years, the 21st edition of the Triennial Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Architecture returned to Milan with a programme entitled "21st Century - Design after Design".
02 April 2016
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic, Design
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art in collaboration with the Associazione 5 Vie and the support of Vacheron Constatin presented the 2016 programme of the European Artistic Crafts Days in Milan.
02 April 2016
Milan, Exhibition, Design
An exhibition brought to Milan by Vacheron Constantin opened to the public from 2 April to 31 May at the 21st Triennale “New Craft” pavilion, located inside Fabbrica del Vapore.
18 March 2016
Spilimbergo, Exhibition, Mosaic, Photography
After the successful photo exhibition held in Milan, the Cologni Foundation and Fondazione Bracco replicate the event at Palazzo Tadea in Spilimbergo on the invitation of Gian Piero Brovedani, Director of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli.
13 March 2016
Milan, Conference, Communication
The Fondo Vasco Ferrante collaborates with the Cologni Foundation in the apprenticeship programme "A School, a Job. Training to Excellence" to sustain training courses in the field of high mechanics.
30 November 2015
Milano, Editoria, Food, Fotografia
The new release in the “Mestieri d’Arte” book series was presented at the Vranken-Pommery headquarters in Milan.
24 November 2015
Milan, Publishing, Photography, Theatre
The Teatro Rosetum in Milan hosted the second presentation of the volume “Il Bel Mestiere. Artigiani e maestranze nel teatro d'opera”, dedicated to the artistic crafts of opera houses.
22 November 2015
Turin, Conference, Communication, Textile
In Turin, the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art participated in the third edition of “Voce del Verbo Moda”
07 November 2015
Milano, Convegno, Argento, Gioiello, Mosaico
Four seminars and two workshops celebrated the craft of jewellery and semi-precious stones at the annual event “Manualmente”.
05 November 2015
Milano, Conferenza, Ceramica, Gioiello, Liuteria, Teatro
A cycle of conferences was organised by the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation.
19 October 2015
Milan, Digital, Publishing, Communication
The Cologni Foundation presented an innovative web portal to showcase the very best Italian craftsmanship.
15 October 2015
Milan, Concert, Music
The second edition of the concert cycle dedicated to 20th-century contemporary and sacred music was organised by Associazione NOEMA with the support of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.
14 October 2015
Florence, Publishing, Education
The Obihall Theatre in Florence hosted the round table “La regola del talento. Eccellenze formative in dialogo”.
13 October 2015
Milan, Conference, Expo, Luthiery
Violin-making is the theme of the conference organised by the Cologni Foundation with the Violin Museum of Cremona.
29 September 2015
Milan, Conference, Luthiery
The Sforza Castle in Milan hosted a conference on violin-making organised by the Cologni Foundation.
10 July 2015
Milan, Conference, Restore
The Cologni Foundation organised an important conference on the culture and methodology of restoration.
21 May 2015
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic, Glass, Wood
The exhibition featured original creations designed by the students of the Creative Academy and made by Italian master artisans selected by Ugo La Pietra.
27 March 2015
Milan, Exhibition
The international annual event of the European Artistic Crafts Days takes place under the aegis of the Institut National des Métiers d'Art in Paris. The network of the European cities participating in the event includes Florence, Geneva, London and Milan.
16 December 2014
Milan, Publishing, Footwear
The twelfth title in the “Mestieri d’Arte” book series explores the extraordinary history of Santoni: an example of excellence in Italy’s manufacturing industry, of which footwear is one of the jewels in the crown.
29 November 2014
Milan, Fair, Glass
“Manualmente” is a cycle of events dedicated to the skill of the hands. This year’s exhibition was dedicated to glasswork.
18 November 2014
Milan, Convention, Publishing, Communication, Design
The new volume in the “Researches” series was presented at Milan Triennale during a conference curated by the Cologni Foundation in collaboration with CReSV of Bocconi University.
04 May 2014
Milan, Concert, Music
Second edition of the sacred music festival curated by the Associazione NOEMA under the aegis of the City of Milan.
08 April 2014
Milan, Exhibition, Design
Creative Academy students in partnership with the Cologni Foundation and the Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla & Figli – Associazione Grupporiani created the new installations at the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique in Milan during the 2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
04 April 2014
Milan, Conference, Exhibition, Photography
The international annual event of the European Artistic Crafts Days takes place under the aegis of the Institut National des Métiers d'Art in Paris. The network of the European cities participating in the event includes Florence, Geneva, London and Milan.
14 March 2014
Milan, Publishing, Education
The new book curated by the Cologni Foundation in collaboration with Deutsche Bank Italia Foundation was presented at the Fondazione Corriere della Sera.
15 December 2013
Milan, Concert
The concert of the laVERDI Junior Symphony Orchestra contributed to supporting “Paintings against hate”, a project dedicated to the children of Sri Lanka.
12 December 2013
Turin, Publishing, Design, Metal
The new book in the “Mestieri d’Arte” series was presented at the National Car Museum in Turin. Dedicated to car designing, “Fare l'automobile” is published by Marsilio Editore and curated by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.
30 November 2013
Milan, Fair, Ceramic
A beautiful villa in the centre of Milan owned by FAI–Fondo Ambiente Italiano hosts “Manualmente”, a cycle of events dedicated to the skill of the hands. This year’s exhibition was dedicated to ceramics.
25 November 2013
Milan, Publishing
A new guide highlighting the best of Milanese savoir-fare was presented at the Four Seasons Hotel.
11 November 2013
Milan, Publishing, Fashion
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana presented the new book in the “Ricerche” series dedicated to artistic crafts in fashion.
04 June 2013
Milan, Publishing, Metal
The new book in the “Mestieri d’Arte” series was presented at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. Dedicated to car designing, “Fare l'automobile” is published by Marsilio Editori and curated by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.
11 May 2013
Milan, Concert, Music
A festival of sacred music organised by the NOEMA Association with a programme that spans from Early to Renaissance Music.
09 April 2013
Milan, Exhibition
Van Cleef & Arpels, in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art, invited the 19 students on the Master of Arts in Design at the Creative Academy in Milan to reinterpret the Maison’s iconic themes.
06 April 2013
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic, Design, Silver
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Art presented the 2013 edition of the European Artistic Crafts Days: a programme of exhibitions and events held in Milan under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.
21 January 2013
Switzerland, Exhibition, Design
The exhibition was presented by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.
05 December 2012
Milan, Concert, Exhibition, Publishing, Education, Luthiery, Music
The Auditorium Fondazione Cariplo in Milan hosted an exhibition dedicated to the excellence of Italian and Cremonese violin-making.
01 December 2012
Milan, Fair, Embroidery, Lacework
Starting from this year, Villa Necchi Campiglio will host “Manualmente”, a cycle of events dedicated to the skill of the hands.
20 November 2012
Rome, Publishing
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art presented the book by Paolo Colombo at the Senate of the Italian Republic.
18 November 2012
Milan, Publishing, Expo
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art presented the book by Paolo Colombo at the Civic Aquarium of Milan.
06 November 2012
Florence, Conference
Artistic crafts were at the centre of a lively debate held during Florens 2012, the Biennial International Cultural and Environmental Heritage Week.
19 June 2012
Milan, Publishing, Education
A socioeconomic survey of the demand for artistic crafts in Milan was published by the Cologni Foundation with Marsilio Editori in the "Ricerche" book series.
30 May 2012
Milan, Conference, Theatre
A meeting in the “Homo Faber” cycle dedicated to artistic crafts in the theatre.
17 April 2012
Milan, Exhibition
Montblanc, in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation, invited Creative Academy’s 19 Master students to explore one of the most versatile materials: paper.
31 March 2012
Milan, Exhibition
The European Artistic Crafts Days provided the perfect context for the exhibition held at Palazzo Morando in Milan dedicated to objects made “with masterly skill”.
27 March 2012
Milan, Conference, Theatre
A meeting in the “Homo Faber” cycle dedicated to the art of cinema costume design.
27 February 2012
Milan, Conference
A meeting in the “Homo Faber” cycle dedicated to television and video journalism.
13 December 2011
Milan, Conference, Communication
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art in collaboration with the Research Centre "Arti e Mestieri" at the Università Cattolica in Milan presents “Homo Faber”, a series of meetings coordinated by Paolo Dalla Sega.
22 September 2011
Milan, Concert, Luthiery
Celebrating Italian violin-making: a tribute to great luthiers, past and present.
07 June 2011
Milan, Publishing, Massage
The book “La mano che cura” by Patrizia Sanvitale was presented to the public in the prestigious “Bocconi” Room at the Circolo della Stampa of Milan.
07 May 2011
Florence, Publishing
The City of Florence presented the new book by Patrizia Sanvitale dedicated to “the hands that heal”.
12 April 2011
Milan, Exhibition, Education, Jewelry
This year, students from the Creative Academy, the school of design and applied arts set up in Milan in 2003 by the Richemont Group, are invited to conceive unique decorative and everyday use objects on the theme of Les Voyages ExtraordinairesTM, the new High Jewellery collection by Van Cleef & Arpels inspired by four of Jules Verne major novels.
19 April 2010
Milan, Publishing, Design
The tenth volume in the “Mestieri d’Arte” series, published by Marsilio Editori, was written by Andrea Branzi with the support and coordination of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.
26 February 2010
Milan, Exhibition, Fashion
The Cologni Fondation and the City of Milan present the exhibition “Mestieri d’Arte, Moda d’Autore. La grande moda italiana nei preziosi ricami di Pino Grasso”.
19 November 2009
Rome, Publishing, Luthiery
The volume “Strumentaio: il costruttore di strumenti musicali nella tradizione occidentale” by Renato Meucci was presented during a special event promoted by the Cologni Foundation and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
29 October 2009
Milan, Conference, Communication
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art and RobilantAssociati presented the conference “I Talenti Nascosti del Made in Italy. Mestieri d’arte nella produzione italiana d’eccellenza” at the Milan Triennale.
10 October 2009
Cremona, Conference, Luthiery
In Cremona, the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art and the Fondazione Stradivari promoted a round table dedicated to the future of contemporary violin making.
07 October 2009
Venice, Publishing, Luthiery
The Teatro La Fenice in Venice hosted the presentation of the volume “Strumentaio. Il costruttore di strumenti musicali nella tradizione occidentale” by Renato Meucci.
21 May 2009
Milan, Award, Communication
A unique project combines two of the most innovative forms of expression of the new millennium: blogs and graphic storytelling.
01 February 2009
Milan, Conference, Exhibition, Cinema, Communication
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art is a partner of RE.T.I.C.A., the regional network for innovation in applied creativity. The project is co-financed by the Region of Lombardy within the framework of its Youth Policies.
23 March 2008
Milan, Publishing, Luthiery
Presso il Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Franco Cologni e Cesare de Michelis hanno presentato il 23 Marzo il libro di Renato Meucci.
16 November 2007
Milan, Fair
The Cologni Foundation took along its share of experience and information acquired over ten years of institutional work to the new edition of this historical new Trade Fair.
23 October 2007
The Aula Magna of Milan’s Cattolica University played host to the international conference entitled "Europe’s Great Artistic Craft Professions. Outstanding Métiers d'Art in the Countries of the European Union".
01 November 2006
Milan, Publishing, Food
The Corvitis 2004 vintage was presented in Milan in November 2006 at Palazzo Bovara, historical home to the Trade Club.
01 June 2005
Milan, Conference
On October 17th 2005 at the Cattolica University of Milan, a round table on the subject of the artistic craft professions was held.
23 May 2002
Milan, Exhibition, Food, Jewelry, Watchmaking
Dal 23 marzo al 26 maggio 2002 la Triennale di Milano ha ospitato un’esposizione storico-didattica dedicata ai mestieri d’arte, curata e organizzata dalla Fondazione.
08 June 2000
Milan, Convention
Il volume raccoglie gli Atti dell’omonimo Convegno Internazionale, svoltosi a Milano l’8 giugno 2000 sotto la presidenza di Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
10 December 1996
Milan, Award
Principale obiettivo della Fondazione Cologni è la salvaguardia dei mestieri d’arte attraverso una costante opera di sensibilizzazione, in particolare fra i giovani.