“For the Bellezza, hate me well, Phaedrus, the Bellezza alone is divine and visible at the same time, and that is why it is the way to the sensitive, it is, little Phaedrus, the way that leads the artist to the spirit.” 

Thomas Mann

 
 
HANDCRAFT

A job must be performed in a workmanlike manner, accomplished primarily by manual labor. (*cit.)

EXPERTISE

Theoretical and practical knowledge of materials, techniques, as well as the rules proper to a profession are required.(*cit)

TALENT

Talent is an instinctive calling to practice that must be cultivated with discipline, perseverance and patience(*cit)

AUTHENTICITY

A work is authentic only if it can be traced back to a specific person in a given time and place, and reflects specific historical, artistic and social values.(*cit)

” Cit. Il valore del mestiere- Alberto Cavalli, Giuditta Comerci, Giovanna Marchello , 2014 Fondazione Cologni / RICERCHE Marsilio Editore”

About us

Join the first and unique
Italian Master Artifex
Association

Maestri Artifex is a private non-profit institution, born in Florence in 2021 by the will of some Masters. The intent is to support and preserve the craft activities of excellence. To this end it promotes, supports and implements a series of cultural, scientific and popular initiatives.

VIA BRERA DESIGN AWARD

AFRICAN ARTISAN TRADITIONS IN
MODERN FURNISHING DESIGN

EDITION 2024

For the second time in the United States of America,
the competition offers a combination of
Italian artistic craftsmanship and African style

HOW WE ARE UNIQUE

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

(Oscar Wilde)

Mastery comes from a constant and passionate practical application of learned knowledge.

It is the ability to conceive new ideas and products that allow us to distinguish a craftsman from a master, an object from a masterpiece.

The ability to create something new and unique by harmonizing the old and the new also through the innovative use of ancient techniques.

A master craftsman does not just replicate tradition but reinterprets it, innovates it and adapts it to the taste and spirit of his time.

THE SECRET OF SUCCESS

 

If there is one, is that success is brought about by a combination of smart habits, passion, a tenacious spirit, and…… a whole lot of luck.

FIND YOUR PASSION

You should be excited to do everything you do and would do them for free in order to be successful.

START WITH WHY

Asking why we do what we do, are the most successful. You need a dream not a plan.

BE PATIENT

Success requires patience and graft to stick with the challenges and to see the journey through.

PORTFOLIO

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OUR FOUNDERS

Genius is eternal patience – Michelangelo

Gianni Raffaelli

etching

Leonardo Scarpelli

Commesso Fiorentino

Gabriele Maselli

woodcarver

Tommaso Pestelli

GOLDsmith

Luigi Borgato

Piano maker

Vanessa Cavallaro

crystal engraving

Francesca Bencivenni

embroidery

Andrea Berti

Knives

Alessando Bianchi

Scagliola

Monica Monti

Masters fan

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