Made in Italy

Bianco Bianchi – Golden Garden

Bianco Bianchi – Giardino Dorato For a project by Starhotels, curated by Fondazione Cologni, Fondazione CR Firenze, Oma Firenze and Gruppo Editoriale The Bianco Bianchi workshop brought Giardino Dorato to the stage, a decorative panel made of lightly marbled scagliola in shades of white – ivory. Alessandro Bianchi says, “The satisfaction and gratification behind a …

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The color of the VIOLETS turned into a THREAD

The color of the Violets turned into a Thread ……. so that the memory of a love story linked to the color of violets was transformed into a thread and then into the trademark of the Antica Fabbrica Passamanerie Massia Vittorio 1843 The story handed down by the family tells of Vittorio, who was in …

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Fondazione Lisio pochette

Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio

We are on the hills just outside Florence in a place that encompasses a love of tradition, fine manufacturing, high education, a center for research, restoration and culture. The co-protagonists of this adventure are the manual Jacquard looms of the late 19th century; the loom setters with their attention and skill; the weavers with their …

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impiraresse venezia unesco

The Impiraresse: passion, tenacity, perseverance

Thanks to 8 women, a profession that has deep feminine roots becomes “The Art of Glass Pearls” an intangible UNESCO ICH heritage. We are in Veneto, especially in the popular Castello-Venice district, and already between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, women strung pearls, in the impirar dialect, near their homes. The impiraresse usually gathered in …

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Renaissance 21st c

Creative Disaster

The disasters, though undeniably tragic, create new resources and opportunities to advance in the design and creation of healthy communities and innovative business reactions; this is what some American universities demonstrate (Javier Monllor of DePaul University in Chicago). Even Eric Weiner in his article titled “Renaissance Florence was a better model of innovation than Silicon …

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