Dimitri Shabalin’s studio in Moscow is like a candy shop: in every corner, there is something bright and colourful that catches the eye.
Belgian woodcarver, Julien Feller has a wise head on his young shoulders. His musings take him back to the Italian Renaissance and the great masters of fine craftsmanship of this era: Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael and Ghiberti.
Vanessa Barragão is sending ripples through the world of design, art and fashion. Her large-scale textile wall hangings and rugs, bursting with colour and texture are having a moment
The international cultural event dedicated to fine craftsmanship, which was planned to take place September 10 to October 11 2020 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and was welcoming Japan as a guest of honour, will now return to Venice at a later date in 2021. This decision is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iconic American director and visual artist Robert Wilson alludes to his groundbreaking 1993 staging of Madama Butterfly to evoke, with his signature lighting, sound, costumes, the metier of theatre.
In 12 Stone Garden visitors will have the unique chance to see a stunning selection of objects handcrafted by 12 Japanese National Living Treasures
An initiative to extend the Red List project launched in 2017 in the United Kingdom to Europe, by pooling resources and research methods in order to identify, raise the profile and protect endangered crafts, by using the engagement of network members at a local level.
Porcelain Virtuosity reveals the inventiveness, innovative approaches and contemporary savoir-faire used in porcelain craftsmanship and for the creation of sculptures. Carefully selected from Europe and Japan, a collection of independent ceramic artists as well as internationally renowned manufactories and their artistic collaborations will exhibit unique artworks.
Renowned flower designers team up with Venetian glassmaker Venini to create a collection of exquisite vases and spectacular flower bouquets at Homo Faber
Doppia Firma is an annual project that brings together innovative designers and master artisans in a creative and cultural exchange, resulting in the realisation of unique contemporary objects
Europe’s “living treasures” - master artisans who embody the excellence of fine craftsmanship - are found in all corners of the continent. Many are using techniques and knowledge passed down from generation to generation to create contemporary pieces that reflect the genius loci of their territory.
In a world increasingly dominated by technology and machines, the significance of paper is celebrated in this imaginative and refined exhibition. Curated by Italian architect Michele De Lucchi, the exhibition pays homage to paper crafting – its relevance, diversity and the human hands integral to the creative processes.
Rare archival images of the Institute of Theatre and Opera of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and costumes by world-renowned master tailor Stefano Nicolao, honour legendary Italian actress Lyda Borelli
In Pattern of Crafts at Homo Faber, German designer Sebastian Herkner showcases the important role of fine craftsmanship to the world of interior decoration
Fashion exhibition maker and curator Judith Clark illuminates the human craftsmanship skills behind precious objects created by 15 world renowned luxury Maisons
In the exhibition Mechanical Marvels, a new generation of artisans team up with experts and engineers to envision fresh ideas in the creation and restoration of luxury cars.
How should we preserve human skills in the modern world? Through knowledge, understanding, appreciation and recognition. This exhibition acknowledges the craftspeople pursuing age-old techniques rarely used today and their unique place in the world of fine craftsmanship
Join us in 2021 Fondazione Giorgio Cini San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice, Italy
In the wake of the damage caused by Venice’s recent high tides, Michelangelo Foundation has pledged its support to Venetian Heritage. The organisation has launched a support Venice campaign to raise funds that will go towards the restoration of Venice’s artistic heritage.
The Pont de la Machine is now home to the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship. Renamed "Arcades des Arts", this historical building in downtown Geneva thus becomes a veritable hub of watchmaking and craft culture.
14 Septembre Milano
FRANCE, SWITZERLAND AND BELGIUM
Marie José Rousset
UK, RUSSIA, SCANDINAVIA AND CHINA
14 Septembre London