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Watch artisans from some of Europe’s finest luxury houses demonstrating rare or unique skills including saddlemaking, enamelling, engraving and glyptic art.Discover
Discover the secrets of art restoration by watching artisans wearing Go Pro cameras restoring artworks in front of your eyes. 11:30-13:30 - Talk (Places limited, Italian) Author design. The restoration of models and prototypes. A new frontier.Discover
Stefano Conticelli Italy
Sylvie Deschamps France
Sam Elgar UK
Cecilia Levy Sweden
Stéphanie Millet France
Stian Korntved Ruud Norway
The master woodworkers of Bottega Ghianda, Italian furniture makers of excellence, showcase the fine craftsmanship that goes into their products.Discover
See the team from Konner demonstrate the techniques involved in creating a customised helicopter. Watch a high-tech e-bike being assembled by Monaco-based start-up Stajvelo.Discover
A discussion about the making of the Vatican Pavilion at this year’s Architecture Biennale.Get your free ticket
Don’t miss this very special opportunity to work alongside master artisans from leading Paris embroidery house Lesage and try out some of their incredible techniques! Working on a large cotton canvas, you will help embroider a 19th century map of Venice as seen from the sky. Sessions last 30 minutes.
Homo Faber has taken over the historic Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice until 30th September, filling its stunning cloisters, library and even its swimming pool with beautiful and surprising objects representing the very best European craftsmanship. A magnificent venue for an unprecedented celebration of the human hand.
An exploration of the role of craftsmanship in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.
A discussion about the creative originality of women.
A preview of the forthcoming book ‘Art Work’ dedicated to the world of art conservation.
Frédéric Kaplan: Learn more about an incredible project aiming to create a 3D digital model of Venice through the ages.