Homo Faber is an event happening in Venice, that has as the main goal to boost European Craftsmanship. Happening from the 14th until the 30th of September at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Organized by Michelangelo Foundation, the exclusive event is seen as a major cultural exhibition dedicated to European craftsmanship.
See below what you need to know about the event.
This unique exhibition will put fine craftsmanship in the international design spectrum and give recognition to master artisans. It will encompass a wide variety of arts and disciplines, from jewelry to bespoke designs as well as showcasing the rarest artisanal techniques. This event will take place in a number of historical and architectural spaces throughout the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (an international cultural center in the island of San Giorgio Maggiore).
These unique spaces will be adorned with most exquisite pieces, innovative art installations as well as live showcases of artisans working on their respective arts. It will have a total space of around 4,000 square meters and it will be the largest one ever held in the Fondazione, offering the public an immersive experience of European craftsmanship, “a world that relies on the connection: connecting the hand, head, and heart to create authentic works of lasting value.
“We chose Venice for this exhibition not only because it is a bastion of culture and a place of unequaled beauty,”Franco Cologni, Co-founder of the Michelangelo Foundation explains, “but also because Venice is today and has always been a European hub for exchange and connection internationally.” Homo Faber will overlap the beloved La Biennale di Venezia of Architecture and the event will be a fine complement to the world’s tastemakers and influencers.
The Homo Faber also involves a stellar combination of world-class designers, creators and architects, including Michele de Lucchi, Stefano Boeri, India Mahdavi, Judith Clark, Jean Blanchaert and Stefano Micelli. Imagination and energy will be two of the biggest pillars of the exhibition. Foundation Bettencourt Schueller, the Triennale Design Museum, and the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art have also partnered with Michelangelo Foundation to create this exclusive event.
Portugal will be one of the featured countries in the world. Boca do Lobo is one brand in particular that will be representing the country’s legacy with two highly curated pieces that two of the most stunning and ancient arts of Portugal: Azulejos and the Art of Filigree. The first one regards the Heritage sideboard, an exclusive piece that is lined with hand-painted tiles while its interiors feature four drawers finished in gold leaf and two shelves in bronze glass. The second is the astonishing Filigree Mirror that is completely hand-crafted where each brass cord was fitted with the utmost precision, that are also gilded in 18k gold. This piece flourishes in a shape traditional to Portuguese culture and art.
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