To curate this exceptional showcase of the very best craftsmanship, Homo Faber has drawn upon the talents of some of the finest names in their fields among them established architect Michele De Lucchi, museum director David Caméo, young designer Sebastian Herkner, award-winning director and visual artist Robert Wilson and renowned fashion exhibition designer Judith Clark. With its special focus on Japan, this year’s edition also draws on the expertise of those immersed in Japanese craftsmanship, including museum director Tokugo Uchida and designer Naoto Fukasawa. What all our curators share is a desire to champion the talents, skills and savoir-faire of master artisans.
French interior designer and exhibition scenographer, Sylvain Roca trained in applied arts in Paris, Montreal and Tokyo.
An expert on cars, Geneva-based Simon Kidston runs an independent consultancy for motor car collectors around the world.
A Japanese photographer whose work has been published and exhibited around the world.
One of the world’s foremost theatre directors and visual artists, whose award-winning work has been staged internationally.
One of the world’s leaders in his field, Italian architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri is currently the chairman of the Triennale in Milan.
A Belgian-Italian gallerist, antiquarian and artist who, for the past 30 years, has run his family’s gallery in Milan.
A professor at the University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari, and the author of an authoritative analysis of Italian artisanal craft
Director of the MOA Museum of Art and Hakone Museum of Art, Tokugo Uchida is one of Japan’s foremost cultural commentators.
The former head of the world-renowned porcelain company Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres and the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
A curator, fashion exhibition maker and currently Professor of Fashion and Museology at University of the Arts London.
The young German designer has made his mark on the world of design since launching his own studio in 2006.
Curator at Sèvres-Cité de la Céramique, an expert in the applied arts, with a special focus on ceramics
A Japanese designer, professor and curator who has brought his unique design philosophy to leading brands around the world.
Michele De Lucchi
The world-renowned architect and designer runs an experimental laboratory creating imaginative products using artisanal techniques.
A Geneva-based non-profit institution aiming to preserve master craftsmanship and strengthen its connection to the world of design.
Studio Salaris is a contemporary interior and set design consultancy run by Alessandra Salaris.
YOOX-NET-A-PORTER is a world leader in online luxury and fashion.
Panerai is a luxury Italian watch manufacturer, founded in Florence, Italy in 1860.
Fondation Bettencourt Schueller
The Fondation Bettencourt Schueller has been engaged in philanthropic support of the applied arts for nearly 20 years.
The Prince’s Foundation
Working to realise HRH The Prince of Wales’ vision of creating harmonious communities by respecting the past and living in a sustainable way.