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  • HOMO FABER EVENT - New Dates The Michelangelo Foundation is pleased to announce that the event Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future has been confirmed and rescheduled: the new dates are 10 April – 1 May 2022

    Homo Faber Event, after the inaugural edition held in 2018, returns to the splendid premises of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, after a long pause due to the Covid pandemic and following a thorough examination and evolution of its mission, vision and strategy

  • HOMO FABER GUIDE - Summer Travel Travel with craft this summer: follow an itinerary or create your own

    This summer, let the Homo Faber Guide be your tailored travel tool for unforgettable adventures that weave craftsmanship into your journeys

  • DOPPIA FIRMA 2021 DOPPIA FIRMA 2021 A DIALOGUE BETWEEN DESIGN AND ARTISANAL EXCELLENCE

    For the Salone del Mobile, Milan, Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is delighted to present the fifth edition of Doppia Firma. A dialogue between design and artisanal excellence, a project conceived by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and Living, the interiors, design and lifestyle magazine of Corriere della Sera.

  • SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME - PORTUGAL The Michelangelo Foundation’s Summer School Programme invites young creatives to discover metal in Portugal, 11-23 July 2021

    Concerned for the future of crafts, the foundation’s Summer School promotes the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next. This year’s course Metal in Loulé enables students to try their hand at ancient metalworking techniques in Portugal, fostering a creative exchange between young design perspectives and traditional savoir-faire.

  • Homo Faber Guide - CYPRUS & MALTA Discover craftsmanship in two countries new to Homo Faber Guide: Cyprus and Malta

    Cyprus, famous for its artistic needlecraft, lace embroidery, woodwork and for its ceramicists and silversmiths; Malta known for its lace making, weaving, glass blowing and silverware, are both islands which bring rich Mediterranean traditions to the Homo Faber Guide

  • Homo Faber Guide - HUNGARY & SLOVAKIA Discover craftsmanship in two countries new to Homo Faber Guide: Hungary and Slovakia

    Hungary, famous for the quality of its porcelain and for the innovative spirit of its craftspeople, and Slovakia, known for its experimental approach to glass, crystal and many other materials, are countries of particular importance for the Homo Faber Guide, located as they are at the heart of Europe.

  • Homo Faber Guide - ESTONIA Inspiration is around the corner: Experience a selection of the best Estonian craftsmanship through Homo Faber Guide

    Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence

  • Homo Faber Guide - FRANCE Inspiration is around the corner: Experience a selection of the best French craftsmanship through Homo Faber Guide

    Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence

  • Homo Faber Guide - GERMANY Inspiration is around the corner: Experience a selection of the best of German craftsmanship through Homo Faber Guide

    Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence

  • Homo Faber Guide - ITALY Inspiration is around the corner: Experience a selection of the best Italian craftsmanship through Homo Faber Guide

    Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence

  • Homo Faber Guide - PORTUGAL Inspiration is around the corner: Experience a selection of the best Portuguese craftsmanship through Homo Faber Guide

    Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence

  • Homo Faber Guide - SPAIN Inspiration is around the corner: Experience a selection of the best Spanish craftsmanship through Homo Faber Guide

    Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence.

  • Homo Faber Guide - SWITZERLAND Inspiration is around the corner: Experience a selection of the best Swiss craftsmanship through Homo Faber Guide

    Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence

  • Homo Faber Guide - UNITED KINGDOM Inspiration is around the corner: Experience a selection of the best British craftsmanship through Homo Faber Guide

    Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence

  • #EverydayExcellence - Giovanni Corvaja The Gold Weaver

    In the hilltop medieval town of Todi in Umbria, Italy, there is a maker who could be taken for a magician, such are his skills and creativity for transforming natural raw materials into pieces of mesmerising beauty

  • #EverydayExcellence - Asya Kozina & Dmitriy Kozin Paper Costume Artists

    A fascination with fashion and its history sparked a curiosity in Asya Kozina to capture the details seen in costumes and accessories of bygone eras and cultures

  • Homo Faber Guide The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship presents Homo Faber Guide, a unique digital platform dedicated to fine craftsmanship in Europe, going live on 17 September 2020

    Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable platform, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence

  • #EverydayExcellence - Laurine Malengreau Silk and Sensitivity

    Laurine Malengreau captivates with her creativity. Her large-scale textile wall hangings are making statements in many interior spaces in Paris, and across the globe; striking, mesmerising and elegant in equal measure

  • #EverydayExcellence - Cristian Marianciuc A Flock of Paper Cranes

    It is pertinent that the central figure of Cristian Marianciuc’s beautifully intricate paper art is the crane. A bird that is symbolic in Chinese mythology and folklore, often representing the Taoist immortals who had magical abilities to transform into cranes and take flight

  • #EverydayExcellence - Dimitri Shabalin Man behind the mask

    Dimitri Shabalin’s studio in Moscow is like a candy shop: in every corner, there is something bright and colourful that catches the eye.

  • #EverydayExcellence - Julien Feller The wood enchanter

    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.

  • #EverydayExcellence - Vanessa Barragão Inspired by the ocean

    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

  • Red List of Endangered Crafts Michelangelo Foundation - MICHELANGELO FOUNDATION & HERITAGE CRAFTS ASSOCIATION - THE RED LIST Michelangelo Foundation and the Heritage Crafts Association join forces to bring the Red List of Endangered Crafts to a European level

    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.

  • Homo Faber Venice Michelangelo Foundation - The Michelangelo Foundation joins Venetian Heritage’s #SupportVenice campaign The Michelangelo Foundation joins Venetian Heritage’s #SupportVenice campaign

    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.

  • Arcades des Arts Arcades des Arts “Arcades des Arts” One name, two foundations

    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.