Medal of the President of the Republic of Italy
Fiorino d’Oro della Città di Firenze
MAM Prize (Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere) Supporter of Artistic Trades
Under the aegis of the
Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities | Opificio delle Pietre Dure
Ministry for Economic Development
Tuscany Region | Metropolitan City of Florence | Municipality of Florence | Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi | Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze
ADSI Association Dimore Storiche Italiane | Friends of Florence | Cultural Association Città Nascosta
Associazione Giardino Corsini
17/18/19/20 SEPTEMBER 2020
Taking place this year from Thursday, 17 September to Sunday, 20 September will be the 26th ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO botteghe artigiane e loro committenze exhibition. The event, held in the 16th-century Giardino Corsini, will bring to Florence a new selection of 90 representatives of the best in master craftsmanship, with major focus on the new generations, that will include potters, glass engravers, silver embossers and goldsmiths, carvers, restorers, string instrument makers, tailors, semi-previous stone and wood inlayers, wickerworkers, designers and much more.
“We still believe there is a future for these areas of artisanship that can still be found in Italy, but we must continue to promote the value of creativity, originality and one-of-a-kind pieces if we want the profound sense of this work to be understood,” explain Giorgiana Corsini and Neri Torrigiani.
It represents a diversified, select group promoted by the Associazione Culturale Giardino Corsini as part of a project by Giorgiana Corsini and Neri Torrigiani—an opportunity to also reflect on and share new styles that interpret the constantly-evolving relationship between tradition and innovation, and handcrafts and technology—by bringing together expert artisans who reveal their secrets as they work in their small studio spaces created for the occasion in the orangerie and the grounds of the formal Italian-style gardens.
This Florentine event also offers a full programme of activities such as: