It’s time to talk about Homo Faber! This completely free access event is the home of Craftsmanship and Luxury Art! It’s an amazing place in Venice, Italy, and it works as a sort of Craftsmanship Sanctuary that you really need to discover! During the month of September, the stunning Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice becomes the Capital of Contemporary and Classic Craftsmanship, a world art museum that will inspire you to elevate design and craftsmanship!
My Design Agenda is proud to be Live at the prestigious Homo Faber, a stunning design and craftsmanship event that is organized by the Michaelangelo Foundation in partnership with other major groups! This exclusive event is regarded as the major cultural exhibition dedicated to European craftsmanship, so today My Design Agenda will show you some of the high points of this exquisite and imperative event for our contemporary world that is adamant on reviving arts that may have gotten forgotten over time. Check out a Gallery of Amazing Images of this Event below.
Discover the rich artisanal heritage that inspires contemporary European craftsmanship in this fascinating showcase of hundreds of objects made by over 150 artist-artisans working across the continent today. Wonderfully displayed in an exhibit designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, each object has been conceived and made by a single creative talent who draws on the traditional techniques and materials of their homeland to create contemporary works. Together, these fascinating objects paint a picture of Europe, reflecting the rich culture, history, landscape, knowledge and skills that make up this diverse continent. At this amazing Hall discover some exquisite pieces like the Filigree Mirror (Below).
THE SECRETS OF ART RESTORATION
A piece of restored art hides many secrets. We may marvel at the glory of the artwork but we don’t see the remarkable techniques and painstaking work that went into restoring it. Now, Homo Faber offers the chance to discover exactly that. This exhibit lifts the lid on the world of art restoration, celebrating and illuminating the work of the highly skilled artisans who bring artworks back to life. Watch as master restorers from Milan’s Open Care – a leader in the field of art restoration – work on pieces of antique and contemporary art in front of your eyes, revealing the secrets of their incredible work. At this amazing Hall you’ll be able to explore the amazing world of restoration.
DISCOVER WOODEN CREATIONS DESIGNED BY YOUNG TALENTS AND REALISED BY MASTER ARTISANS
If you go down to this wood today you’re sure of a big surprise – because nestled among the pale trunks of birch trees are 18 beautiful and intriguing wooden objects, the result of a special collaboration between talented young international design students at Milan’s Creative Academy and two Italian master woodworkers. Discover objects inspired by the students’ homelands and realized using the techniques of woodturning and marquetry. Glimpse the design talent of the future, nurtured by the master craftsmen of the present.
In this era of machine-made, mass-market production little seems truly unique. But some talented men and women are nevertheless carving out a special place for themselves in the world of fine craftsmanship. Come and discover some of Europe’s rarest talents, the passionate individuals perpetuating precious artisanal skills, techniques and materials! At the Hall of Masters & Artisans, you’ll discover how the best pieces of furniture are made! Each Artisan will explain in detail his amazing work and in this journey. You will explore many crafts, arts and works of art alongside many artisans and volunteers that are there to accompany you and explain to you all the arts in details.
FASHION INSIDE OUT
Fashion designers are often in the limelight, but most of us are unaware which talented craftsmen and women helped bring their designs to life. Here, curator and exhibition-maker Judith Clark puts the spotlight squarely on the master artisans whose skills are so crucial to contemporary fashion. Taking craftsmanship as her inspiration and drawing on her personal experience of the industry, Clark shows the importance of collaboration between designers and artisans, the transformative power of the hand on raw materials and the vital role of craftsmanship both in fashion itself and the way it is exhibited.
IMAGINARY ARCHITECTURE BY INDIA MAHDAVI
Artisanal skills have huge potential to shape and inspire contemporary interior design. Discover how traditional fine craftsmanship can be used to make exciting new spaces for modern living by exploring two contemporary ‘follies’ created by renowned designer and architect India Mahdavi. Drawing on her vivid imagination and harnessing the remarkable skills of European artisans she has worked with throughout her career, Mahdavi tells a personal story of her relationship with craftsmanship. Wander through these two highly inventive spaces and see how they reflect the passion and knowledge of artisans, put in the service of the imagination of a visionary designer. Explore the amazing Art and Design of this Hall alongside a unique sound and smell! Check out the TimeTable of HomoFaber Conferences that includes a talk by India Mahdavi.