Created especially for Homo Faber, this film takes you right into the heart of three inspiring artisanal workshops, thanks to virtual reality technology. To watch it on your mobile phone, first build your VR cardboard viewer (instructions below). Then select the English or Italian version, activate full screen and insert your phone into the cardboard viewer. Enjoy the ride!
Please note: this video can only be watched with a VR viewer like the one featured below, compatible with mobile phones. It does not work on a computer screen and may not be fully compatible with some VR glasses. You can buy a cardboard viewer at Homo Faber or from online stores such as Amazon.
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Unfold virtual reality viewer and separate it from the envelope. Follow the instructions below to put it together. Place your phone into the cardboard box. Activate the Stereoscopic mode by clicking on the glasses Icon. It will allow you to watch the film in glorious virtual reality.
The three artisans featured in this film are some of the only people in the world practising their particular technique. Embodying exquisite skill, passion, determination and the pursuit of excellence, each is an ambassador in their field. This virtual reality experience uncovers the secrets of hard stone marquetry, automata making and enamelling, showing why these talented artisans are so passionate about what they do.
The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international, nonprofit institution based in Geneva, Switzerland, which celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. The Foundation seeks to support men and women who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of master craftsmanship and to foster a new cultural movement built around the values that are essential for their work.