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.
For four days, potters, glass engravers, silver embossers and goldsmiths, carvers, restorers, string instrument makers, tailors, semi-precious stone and wood inlayers, wickerworkers, designers and many more will interact with visitors as they work in their small workshops, recreated for the occasion in the orangerie and the grounds of the formal Italian-style gardens.
“At a time in which there is a trend to return production to Italy to take advantage of its local expertise, this sector would seem even more to be a major opportunity for growth and innovation,” say Giorgiana Corsini and Neri Torrigiani. “Because, if on the one hand we have understood that our activities will be increasingly tied to digital technologies, on the other it remains the case that the country’s capital depends on its artisan skills which unite manual dexterity, talent and creativity, and promote the cultural wealth of our regions,” they conclude.
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: