Starhotels supports la Grande Bellezza. The Dream Factory, a project of contemporary patronage for fine Italian craftsmanship, in collaboration with Fondazione Cologni, OMA and Gruppo Editoriale. As part of the project, Starhotels has announced a thematic Biennial Competition open to all craftsmen working in Italy.

A special Jury made up of highly authoritative names and chaired by Starhotels will identify the 10 finalist works and the winner, who will receive a prize in cash of euro 10,000. The subject of the 1st edition is “Une Fonte di Luce” (“A Source of Light”). Craftsmen are invited to present works linked in various ways, to the subject of lighting: all kinds of lamps, but also candelabras, candles, mirrors and dressing tables, windows and all objects that send out or reflect the light. The works must be a free, contemporary, original and new creation.

All techniques and materials are allowed, on condition that the work is exclusively manual or for mostly manual, according to the criteria and methods of excellent craftsmanship. The awards ceremony will be held on 1st October 2020 in Venice, as part of the international event, Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future.

Registration by 15th April 2020. Regulations and conditions of participation on: