The Michelangelo Foundation Presents
The Michelangelo Foundation Presents

Experience

Journey through diverse regions of beauty created by Europe’s finest masters
imagined by a team of renowned curators, architects and designers.
Venetian Way

Venetian Way

Susanna Pozzoli’s poetry in pictures takes you behind the scenes and into the heart of the workshops of 21 master artisans in Venice and the Veneto region. Feel the spirit of creation entwined in glass, ceramics, lace-making, brocade and more.

Imagined by: Susanna Pozzoli with Denis Curti
Creativity and Craftsmanship

Creativity and Craftsmanship

Find out what happens when extraordinary artisans encounter talented designers to shed light on things. A dialogue of artisan-designer couples who have worked together to create lasting objects of beauty especially for Homo Faber.

Imagined by: Michele de Lucchi
Fondation Bettencourt Schueller

Fondation Bettencourt Schueller

Highlights of the most stunning expression of French fine craftsmanship as seen through the programs of the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller and, notably, its Liliane Bettencourt Prize pour l’intelligence de la main.

Imagined by: Alain Lardet
Singular talents

Singular talents

Step into the most extraordinary workshops in a most extraordinary way as virtual reality grants you access to the rare and passionate worlds of some of today’s most exceptional master artisans, whose craft is rare or unique.

Imagined by: The Michelangelo Foundation
Centuries of shape

Centuries of shape

See the evolution of design and its impact on craftsmanship and the decorative arts during the 20th and 21st centuries through a story told quietly and beautifully by a unique selection of iconic vases.

Imagined by: Silvana Annicchiarico
Best of Europe

Best of Europe

Travel on the banks of a river of the best expressions of European craftsmanship, each entirely created by artist-artisans. Wander through Spanish leather, Italian ceramics, French porcelain, Irish wickerwork, German glassware, etc.

Imagined by: Jean Blanchaert and Stefano Boeri
Workshop exclusives

Workshop exclusives

Step into a garage full of beauty to watch master artisans at work on the finer details of exclusive vehicles including cars, motorcycles, bicycles and even a helicopter!

Imagined by: Stefano Micelli
Fashion Inside and Out

Fashion Inside and Out

Dive into a spectacular pool of a space where the lines between inside and outside blur gorgeously into one another as you are invited to take a brand new look at the world of high fashion and all that goes into it.

Imagined by: Judith Clark
Restoring art’s masters

Restoring art’s masters

Journey into the science and incredible perspective of masters of art restoration as you step into a workshop where expert artisans are breathing new life into works of art both traditional and contemporary.

Presented by: Isabella Villafranca Soissons
Imaginary Architecture

Imaginary Architecture

Let yourself be taken by surprise as you venture into follies of freshness showing gorgeous, intricate artisanal techniques, materials, and styles that bring beauty to all that surrounds you.

Imagined by: India Mahdavi
Discovery and rediscovery

Discovery and rediscovery

Take a trip into the true culture of luxury as you discover and rediscover the hidden talent, mastery and artisans behind some of the world’s most deluxe creations.

Selected by: The Michelangelo Foundation
Eilean

Eilean

Welcome aboard “Eilean”, a legendary yacht entirely restored by a team of master artisans from the Cantiere Francesco Del Carlo di Viareggio, and be transported into the human capacity for renewing and daring to go beyond.

Presented by: Officine Panerai
Doppia Firma

Doppia Firma

Discover the 2018 edition of Double Signature, a project of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestiere d’Arte and Living Corriere della Sera. Its 13 collaborative works have been created by international designers working for the first time with Venetian master artisans.

Presented by: The Michelangelo Foundation
Natural talent

Natural Talent

Enter a forest of talent to view this highly original collection designed by the students of Creative Academy under the guidance of EligoStudio, and realised by Giordano Viganò and Torneria Meloni, master artisans of marquetry and wood turning.

Presented by: Creative Academy
The Michelangelo Foundation

Michelangelo and More

Discover the mission and philosophy of The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship and its extensive network of like-minded organizations throughout Europe.

Presented by: The Michelangelo Foundation
Le Stanze del vetro

Le Stanze del vetro

During a visit to Homo Faber, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy Le stanze del vetro, a permanent exhibition space within the Fondazione Giorgio Cini dedicated to glass curated by the Pentagram Stiftung Foundation.

Produced by: Pentagram Stiftung Foundation with Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Conference Hall

Conference Hall

A magnificent view of the lagoon is the backdrop to the stage in Lo Squero, a restored gondola workshop where visitors can come together for conferences, debates, workshops or other activities celebrating creativity and craftsmanship.

Organised by: The Michelangelo Foundation