Homo Faber is ready and waiting for visitors at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.
The finishing touches are put to Homo Faber’s 16 incredible exhibit spaces, as this unprecedented showcase of European craftsmanship prepares to open to the public.
Homo Faber is officially inaugurated! (Left to right) Giovanni Bazoli, President of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, and Luigi Brugnaro, Mayor of Venice, with Johann Rupert and Franco Cologni, the co-founders of the Michelangelo Foundation.
In Discovery and Rediscovery, a master artisan of Smythson passes on his knowledge to some of Homo Faber’s Young Ambassadors, the next generation of artisans.
The curators of Homo Faber 2018 together at the inauguration.
Artisan José Luis Bazán, a leatherworker from Spain, discusses his work with visitors in the exhibit Best of Europe.
Artisan Martin Frost, a fore-edge painter from the UK, demonstrates his work to visitors in the exhibit Best of Europe.
The mural of Venice created by Carlo Stanga, which visitors to Homo Faber can colour in with crayons by Caran d’Ache.
India Mahdavi, curator of Imaginary Architecture, meets Young Ambassadors in the ‘Henri Rousseau Forever’ interior space she designed.
Judith Clark, curator of Fashion Inside and Out, discusses the exhibit with Young Ambassadors in the Gandini swimming pool.
Stefano Micelli, curator of Workshop Exclusives, with artisan Caren Hartley, founder of London bespoke bicycle company Hartley Cycles.
Racing bicycle manufacturer Sergio Pedemonte (second right) with Stefano Micelli and the Young Ambassadors in Workshop Exclusives.
Artisan Lorenzo Rossi, a violin maker from Italy, explains his work to a visitor in the exhibit Best of Europe
Susanna Pozzoli (right), curator of Venetian Way, discusses her photography with Young Ambassadors.
Artisan Ivano Tenca demonstrates the incredible woodwork of Bottega Ghianda to visitors in the exhibit Poetry of Wood.
Russian artisan Valerii Grebennikov demonstrates his handcrafted balalaika to a young visitor.