Artigianato e Palazzo | XXVIII Edition
La Mostra ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO botteghe artigiane e loro committenze è nata nel 1995, da un’idea di Neri Torrigiani e promossa dalla principessa Giorgiana Corsini, principalmente per rivalutare e rinquadrare ai giorni nostri la figura dell’artigiano e del suo lavoro, considerandolo alta espressione di qualità e di tecnica, legato sì alla committenza, ma insistendo sull’idea di un artigianato per sua natura “moderno”, senza con questo dimenticare l’elemento fondamentale della tradizione.
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XXVIII Edition

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

Ministero della Cultura
Regione Toscana | Città Metropolitana di Firenze | Comune di Firenze
Fondazione CR Firenze
Camera di Commercio di Firenze
World Crafts Council Europe
ADI Toscana
ADSI Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane
Associazione Giardino Corsini

16/17/18 SEPTEMBER 2022
10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Via della Scala,115 – Via Il Prato, 58

From 16 to 18 September 2022, ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO, the exhibition promoted by the Association Associazione Giardino Corsini, of which Sabina Corsini is the president, returns to the Giardino Corsini in Florence, together with Neri Torrigiani, creator and organizer of the exhibition which, every year, turns the spotlight on an original new selection by over 90 representatives of the highest artisan tradition, with particular focus on the emerging generations, selected from Italy and Europe.


The journey proposed by ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO is unprecedented, and involves some of the main players in the artisan culture of yesterday and today – from craftsmen to art designers, following a route that winds through the Limonaie (orangeries) of the Renaissance Garden and a number of locations in the Palazzo Corsini which, animated by exhibitions, installations, workshops and events, offers an opportunity to reflect on the role of the craftsman in contemporary society.



Atmospheres that become the subjects of the new communication campaign this year entrusted to the designs of Paolo Fiumi, Florentine architect, theatrical set designer and illustrator whose designs have appeared in the best fashion magazines over the last few years.


Three days, organized by ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO, where you can discover the masterpieces of over 90 master craftsmen; meet the young people selected by the “Blogs & Crafts Europe” competition; understand the precious nature of leather processed using vegetable tanning techniques in the “Mostra Principe”, this year dedicated to the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium; attend meetings in the Giardinetto delle Rose, including presentation of the results of a study conducted as part of the “Kindness and Sustainability” project; listen to Annamaria Tossani and her new guests during the “Family Recipes” events and taste the dishes created by the chef-teachers of the Florence Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in the kitchen set up by Casta and served to the public on hand-decorated porcelain plates by Fornasetti, from the iconic “Tema e Variazioni” series; visit the new Artex exhibition dedicated to Tuscan excellences in the Focus space; admire, under the Loggia, the installations by the carpentry workshop of the Community of San Patrignano in the completely new set-up curated by Cosimo Bonciani and learn many artisan techniques, for young and old, in the free outdoor workshops.

And all this along an exhibition path that winds through the Limonaie (orangeries) and the Palace, including some of the private areas on the ground floor with the exclusive pavilions hand-crafted in canvas and hand-decorated by Guido Toschi Marazzani Visconti in the Turin workshop.

MOSTRA PRINCIPE (Main Exhibition): “TANNERS. Heirs of a major art”.

The “Mostra Principe” at this 28th edition is entitled “TANNERS. Heirs of a major art”. Set up in the Ballroom of the Palazzo Corsini, it is dedicated to the CONSORZIO VERA PELLE ITALIANA CONCIATA AL VEGETALE (Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium) which, founded in 1994 by a small group of Tuscan tanners, today brings together 20 tanneries, producers of vegetable-tanned leather, operating in the provinces of Florence and Pisa, the only area in the world recognized for this particular type of high-quality processing which is deeply-rooted in Tuscan tradition.



Visitors to ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO will be able to learn the secrets of an ancient processing technique that, now as then, uses only wood extracts (Chestnut, Quebracho, Tara and Mimosa) in the slow vegetable tanning process that transforms rawhide into leather.

In Tuscany, vegetable tanning is a prodigious process, an alchemy of ingredients entrusted to the skilled hands of the tanners, who carefully blend natural tannins extracted from trees, the good local water and the passage of time, their greatest ally. It is a process that requires patience and experience, helped by technology while respecting tradition. The result is a natural leather that never goes out of fashion, aimed at those looking for high quality and a style that becomes personalized over time.



The CONSORZIO VERA PELLE ITALIANA CONCIATA AL VEGETALE is a non-profit organization that works to protect this centuries-old tradition, conserve a typically Tuscan product, guarantee the quality of the raw materials and superior workmanship and promote a processing method that has always accompanied man throughout history and looks to the future.

It carries out a multitude of activities: scientific studies and historical research, exhibitions, conferences, technical seminars, practical workshops and training projects for young designers and students of fashion and design schools.

Over time, the Consortium has worked to build a product culture orchestrated in events that have linked craftsmanship to art in evocative settings such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York or the Centre Pompidou in Paris, helping to affirm the prestige of Made in Tuscany.

The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium is the exclusive owner of the Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana brand.



For the third year running, the “ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO: GIAMBOLOGNA E LA FATA MORGANA” fund-raising drive in favour of the precious monumental complex of the Fonte della Fata Morgana, nestled at the foot of the Fattucchia hill in the municipality of Bagno in Ripoli, continues.

To date, the project has led to the creation of a faithful copy of the statue of Giambologna entrusted to the restorer Filippo Tattini, 10 works on MEDUSA FONTE paper by artist Nicola Toffolini which will be exhibited in the Long Wing of Palazzo Corsini of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO and the provision of a first amount of € 30,000.

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“ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO: “GIAMBOLOGNA E LA FATA MORGANA” has been made possible by the generous contribution of the Fondazione CR Firenze with the support of Devon&Devon, The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, Intesa Sanpaolo, Fondazione Ferragamo, B&C Speakers, the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and the Michelangelo Foundation, Fondazione Peretti and the generosity of Carlo Orsi, Luigi Federico Signorini, Clarice Pecori Giraldi, Patricia Wengraf, Bona Frescobaldi and Antonio Bassani Antivari.



Kindness and Sustainability” is the project that ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO asked Irene Ivoi, eco-designer and industrial designer and expert in waste policies and prevention, to create, imagining a guided invitation that steers people to act according to the principles of a circular economy. The project saw the creation of a GUIDE and a GLOSSARY, both presented at the last edition of the exhibition and available on our website.

As part of this project, ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO carried out a study among artisans and designers of small and sophisticated productions to find out which topics set out in “Kindness and Sustainability 2021” are closest to their hearts, with a commitment to return adequate vertical answers in the future.

The results of the study, also obtained thanks to the active involvement of partners Artex, ADI Toscana, Centrinno, ZeroW, ALIA, OmA, Michelangelo Foundation, Fondazione Cologni, MIDA, Nana Bianca, StartUpItalia and the Municipality of Florence, will be presented during ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO on Friday 16 September at 4.00 pm in the Giardinetto delle Rose.

  • BLOGS & CRAFTS EUROPE: The special edition of the competition BLOGS & CRAFTS young artisans and the web aimed at under-35 crafts and young influencers is back. Launched by ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO in 2014 it aims to involve the new generations who, with their vision turned towards innovation, bring a fundamental contribution in the changes to the artisan sector.

    Also this year the contest goes beyond national borders and is open up to Europe, thanks to the collaboration with the World Crafts Council Europe.

    Collaboration is renewed with the Ferragamo Foundation which organizes a private visit for participants to the Salvatore Ferragamo Archives, guardian of the company’s tradition and the craftsmanship so dear to its founder.

    Florence Chamber of Commerce offers BLOGS & CRAFT 2022 participants a meeting on “How to become your own entrepreneur” organized by PromoFirenze.

    Finally, craftsmen from abroad, guests of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO and gathered in the Palazzo Corsini Stables exhibition area, are welcomed for four nights by 25 hours hotel. Influencers, invited to Florence as guests of Starhotels and which will have a dinner at La Ménagère, have the task of live blogging about the Exhibition on their social media channels












  • FAMILY RECIPES: a daily afternoon event that combines contemporary food culture with the traditional flavours and recipes of the past through book presentations, live cooking and tastings.
  • lThe various initiatives include presenting the Premio Perseo to the public’s favourite exhibitor and the Premio del Comitato Promotore Giorgiana Corsini for best stand, as voted by the Promotion Committee and which gives the winner the chance of a free stand for the 2023 edition of the Exhibition.

ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO is made possible thanks to the contribution of Fondazione CR Firenze, Camera di Commercio di FirenzeFondazione Ferragamo, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Michelangelo Foundation, Baratti&Milano and the collaboration with Artex Centro per l’Artigianato Artistico, Toscana Promozione, Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu Firenze, Casta Cucine, FornasettiIED Istituto Europeo di Design, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Guri I Zi, Badiani 1932, Starhotels, 25 Hours Hotels, La Ménagère.

Our thanks to Intesa Sanpaolo, Principe Corsini.