The Michelangelo Foundation and its partners are extremely grateful for the support of all the sponsors and collaborators who have helped make Homo Faber possible. By contributing to this unprecedented showcase of the finest European craftsmanship, these companies and institutions are demonstrating their dedication and commitment to Homo Faber’s valuable mission: to promote craftsmanship and its link to design, to celebrate human talent and to help ensure a bright future for European master artisans.
Established in 1959, iGUZZINI illuminazione is a leading international group that operates in the architectural lighting sector, being active in over 20 countries and employing approximately 1,500 employees. Manufacturing indoor and outdoor intelligent lighting systems, the company’s main focus is to use light in cultural, work, retail, urban, infrastructure, and hospitality & living contexts, to improve the relationship between people and the environment.
With its strong Italian roots over its 65 years of history, EMU has developed an international awareness and interest that make its outside furniture collections suitable for every situation, in both the business and the private sector, in settings with different styles, from Northern Europe to Australia, from European Mediterranean countries to North America, from South America to Asia. The country is present throughout the world, enjoying growing success, thanks to the comfort and elegance of its products, with their strong design, expressed in harmony with the recognisable shapes and identity of its collections made in steel and aluminium, combined with innovative technological materials.
Established in Venice in 1889, the family-run company now in its fifth generation, designs, creates, and produces high quality furnishing products, in particular fabrics. Rubelli is emblematic of the extraordinary expertise of Italian fabric designers and textile artisans, using traditional techniques to produce hand-made fabrics as well as innovative technology for more sophisticated textiles. Their stunning collections include luxury fabrics such as damask, velvet, brocade, and silk. Rubelli fabrics are found in the most exclusive private homes, international hotels, private yachts and cruise ships, world-renowned theatres, castles and museums in the world.
De Castelli, founded in 2003 by Albino Celato, specialises in artisanal metal manufacturing, and works closely with leading designers all around the world. The company is renowned for its experimental approach to combining craftsmanship, design and advanced technologies. De Castelli’s headquarters are located in the North-East of Italy, next to Treviso, and they host the production site and a rich materials area. Together with the new showroom, designed by Cino Zucchi and based in via Uberto Visconti di Modrone, 20 in Milan, they clearly show the high importance given to design, manufacturing and customer care.