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Homo Faber Set to Discuss Future of Crafsmanship in a Creative Space
Homo Faber Set to Discuss Future of Crafsmanship in a Creative Space

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The Future of Craftsmanship will be one of the main topics of discussions in Homo Faber, an exclusive event organized by Michelangelo Foundation. From 14-30 September, the event will host a series of exhibitions and installations across the beloved Fondazione Giorgio Cini. The event won’t take place in Paris, however, it will focus on European craftsmanship, so Paris Design Agenda thought it would be interested to share some of the main exhibits.

 

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the Homo Faber will be an exclusive event in Venice dedicated to European Craftsmanship. From 14-30 September, there will be a series of exhibitions and installations all across the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Today, will talk about two imperative components of the event, including an exceptional curated exhibition and about the future of craftsmanship through the minds of Homo Faber’s young ambassadors, so take a look.

 

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The Discovery and Rediscovery Exhibition will showcase 20 very special artisanal techniques inspired by the list of métiers d’art outlined by the French Institut National des Métiers d’Art (INMA). Each technique will be demonstrated by an artisan from a European luxury house whose history and ethos is closely linked to the skill on view.

 

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Embroidering – Lesage

 

Visitors will be able to interact with master artisans from each of the Maisons as they work on site, making beautiful items that require skills such as crystal engraving, gem sculpting, hand weaving, Lunéville embroidery or bookbinding. This exhibit will all about showing passion for craftsmanship and materials.

 

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Crystal Engraving – J. & L. Lobmeyr

 

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Enameling – Vacheron Constantin

 

Now discover the participating luxury houses and their specific techniques that will make this exhibition one to remember:

  • Bookbinding: Smythson (UK);
  • Crystal engraving: J. & L. Lobmeyr (Austria);
  • Cutlery making: Lorenzi Milano (Italy);
  • Embroidering (linen): Embroiderers from Madeira (Portugal);
  • Embroidering: Lesage (France);
  • Enamelling (grisaille enamel): Vacheron Constantin (Switzerland);
  • Eyewear making (bespoke spectacles): Bonnet (France);
  • Fabric weaving (silk): Antico Setificio Fiorentino (Italy);
  • Fan making: Duvelleroy (France);
  • Gemstone cutting (the ‘the Mystery Set™’): Van Cleef & Arpels (France);
  • Gemstone sculpting (glyptic art): Cartier (France);
  • Glassworking (decorating techniques): Venini (Italy);
  • Gold nib crafting: Montblanc (Germany);
  • Leatherworking: Dunhill (UK);
  • Perfume creating: Aquaflor (Italy);
  • Porcelain painting: Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg (Germany);
  • Saddle making: Hermès (France);
  • Shoemaking (Velatura on leather): Santoni (Italy);
  • Tapestry weaving (Aubusson tapestries): Robert Four (France);
  • Watchmaking: Jaeger-LeCoultre (Switzerland)

 

Representing 23 different nationalities and speaking 20 different languages, the 105 Young Ambassadors selected from Europe’s best educational establishments are studying a range of subjects from architecture and design to shoemaking, gemstone engraving, wax modelling, stone masonry and cabinet making. They constitute some of the very best in young European talent and put a face on the future of creativity and craftsmanship. The students will be present during the exhibition to interact with visitors in the 16 different exhibit spaces in a meaningful way, explaining the many fascinating objects on display and imparting their own knowledge of the skills and techniques being used by master artisans right before their eyes.

 

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Participation in this one-of-a-kind programme offers the students a unique opportunity to meet some of Europe’s finest artisans, designers, institutions and luxury houses, as well as to interact with their peers and to form a network to carry with them into their future careers. The Young Ambassadors programme is an educational initiative of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in partnership with the Michelangelo Foundation.

 

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Some of the institutions chosen were Ecolé Boulle (France), Akademie fur Kunst und Gestaltung (Germany), Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli, Istituto Europeo di Design Como (Italy), Art Academy of Latvia (Latvia), Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania); Escola Superior de Artes Decorativas, Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva Foundation (Portugal), Escola Massana (Spain), City & Guilds of London Art School (United Kingdom), Mozarteum University Salzburg (Austria), UMPRUM, Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design (Czech Republic), Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark), Academy of Fine Arts (Poland), Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Institute of Architecture (Slovakia) and Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (Switzerland), just to name a few.

 


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