The names of the 20 lucky winners of the Fondazione Cologni's project entitled “A School, a Job. Paths of Excellence” 2018/2019 have been officially announced.
The 7th edition of the “Una Scuola, un Lavoro” (A School, a Job) project, supported by Fondazione Cologni and aimed at tomorrow's young artisans and future masters is now on its way.
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 5 December, within the framework of Palazzina Appiani, the beautiful FAI headquarters in the heart of Milan, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte introduced the book “Lo scultore della seta. Roberto Capucci, il sublime nella moda” (The Sculptor of Silk. Roberto Capucci, the Sublime in Fashion)...
From 15 to 29 November 2018, Starhotels is hosting a refined exhibition of works by Milan's Art Masters at Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione hotel, now offering an exceptional stage for Italian high craftsmanship.
On 12 November 2018, at Milan's Poldi Pezzoli Museum, the book “La forma della bellezza”, published by Idea Books and curated by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte was presented to the public: a meeting and an exchange of thoughts, opinions, and experiences about Italian savoir-faire.
On 7 October, Milan's streets hosted “Moeuves – Milan's treasure hunt”, a massive hunt for cultural treasure, organised by the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in cooperation with the Fondazione Cologni and 5Vie art+design
On 30 September, the great international event of European excellence craftsmanship “Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future”, created and supported by the Fondazione Cologni, Milan's Triennale Design Museum, the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, and Venice's Fondazione Giorgio Cini, came to an end.
Within the extraordinary context of “Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future”, hosted by Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the protagonists of artisanal, artistic and creative excellence will share their stories and meet the public in the inspiring background of Spazio Squero.
On the occasion of the important “Homo Faber. Crafting a More Human Future” event, sponsored in Venice by Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, Starhotels organises an exquisite exhibition of works by Venetian Art Masters at the Splendid Venice-Starhotels Collezione, a symbol of the most exclusive hospitality, now becoming a precious treasure chest of Italian High Craftsmanship.
The under 35 Treasure Hunt at Museo Bagatti Valsecchi has reached its third edition. The event aims at leading participants to the discovery of Milan's unexplored treasures and secrets.
“Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future”, the first great exhibition on European craft excellence, is an unmissable appointment, organised by Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, in collaboration with Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, La Triennale di Milano, Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, and Fondazione Giorgio Cini
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.
As part of its initiative "Art Deserves More Space", the Poldi Pezzoli museum is hosting a Porcelain Festival during the months of May and June, featuring a cycle of events for adults and children.
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,

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Fatto ad arte. Né arte né design

Scritti e disegni (1976 - 2018)

This collection of articles and essays is, to this day, a thought-provoking record of a long artistic path and of an equally long critical path made of reviews, books, manifestos, exhibitions and collections.
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This volume was conceived by Graziella Pasquinucci, owner of Idea Books publishing house. It is a collection of 35 portraits that describe the variety and excellence of Italian craftsmanship and expertise.
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Eau de Cologní

Gocce di saggezza

Excellence, Passion, Beauty, Italy: these are the four sections making up the volume “Eau de Colognì”, a series of reflections written by Franco Cologni, the founder and President of the eponymous foundation.
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Lo scultore della seta

Roberto Capucci, Il sublime nella moda

Roberto Capucci’s artistic and artisanal brilliance, and his role as one of the great fathers of high-end Italian fashion are the subjects of the new book published within the “Mestieri d'Arte” series.

Other Activities
On Wednesday 26 September 2018, the Amilcare Ponchielli theatre in Cremona hosted the award ceremony of the 15th International “Triennale” Violin-Making Competition “Antonio Stradivari”. The event, considered as the Violin-Making Olympics and promoted by Fondazione Stradivari, offered violin-makers and musicians worldwide a privileged opportunity for exchange...
The documentary videos shot by Brevimano, featuring the winners of the Wellmade contest, which ended on 9 April last, are now online. The categories competing during the first edition were “Furnishing and Decorating” and “Dressing and Adorning”. The winners are Fabrizio Travisanutto from Travisanutto Mosaics and Sandro Barbera & Sons.
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.
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.