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Florence, ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO returns in its XXVIII edition at the Corsini Garden

Posted on09/16/2022 by

From Sept. 16 to 18, 2022, ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO artisan workshops and their commissions returns to the Corsini Garden in Florence. The exhibition is promoted by the Giardino Corsini Association, of which Sabina Corsini is president, together with Neri Torrigiani creator and organizer.

Three days dedicated to craftsmanship and an unprecedented journey among the protagonists of yesterday's and today's artisan culture - from artisans to artidesigners - along a path that winds through the Renaissance Garden's lemon houses and some rooms of Palazzo Corsini including the private spaces on the ground floor with exclusive pavilions handcrafted in hand-decorated fabric.

During the XXVIII edition it will be possible to discover the masterpieces of the new selection of more than 90 master craftsmen; meet the young winners of the "Blogs&Crafts Europe" competition; understand the preciousness of a leather worked with vegetable tanning in the "Prince Exhibition" dedicated this year to the Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium; attend meetings at the Giardinetto delle Rose among which, scheduled, the presentation of the results of the survey conducted to deepen the project "Kindness and Sustainability" listen to Annamaria Tossani and her new guests during the "Family Recipes" appointments and taste the dishes created by the chef-doctors of the Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Florence on the kitchen set up by Casta and served to the public on Fornasetti's hand-decorated porcelain plates from the iconic "Theme and Variations" series; visit in the "Spazio Focus" the new Artex exhibition dedicated to the excellence of Tuscany and the video installation by Toscana Promozione in the "Boschereccia" of Palazzo Corsini; travel with the imagination among the exhibitors from the Loire Valley Center Region; admire under the Loggia the installations of the carpentry workshop of the Community of San Patrignano in the unprecedented installation curated by Cosimo Bonciani; learn in the free outdoor workshops many craft techniques for young and old.


Also this year, the BLOGS & CRAFTS competition the young craftsmen and the web aimed at crafts under 35 crosses borders thanks to the collaboration with the World Crafts Council Europe.

Guests in Florence of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO, gathered in the exhibition area of the "Scuderie" of Palazzo Corsini, come from abroad: Christian Muscat (Malta), Hugh Byrne (Ireland), Louise McKeever (France), Moeki Yamada (Spain), Teona Gorgiashvili - Teio Ceramics (Georgia). Foreign "CRAFTS" are guests for four nights at 25 hours Hotel.

From Italy: Sofia Sarria - Atelier Volante (Venice), Giulia Bonora - Keramo Ceramics (Varese), Marianna Capuano - Macavè (Salerno), Margherita Sala - Margart (Milan), Pietro Algranti - Algranti Lab (Milan), Bernardo Bartalesi - Bernardo Bespoke Shoes (Florence), Alessandra Orsi - Dalwin Designs (Milan). To the talents the task of live blogging the Exhibition on their social channels, hosted by Starhotels. Dinner offered by La Ménagère.

Thanks to the collaboration with the Ferragamo Foundation, the winners of BLOGS&CRAFTS 2022 will have the opportunity to visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Archives, custodian of the company's tradition and the craftsmanship so dear to its founder. In addition, the Florence Chamber of Commerce will organize a meeting for them on "How to become your own entrepreneur" by PromoFirenze.

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The "Prince's Exhibition" entitled "CONCIAPELLI. Heirs of a Greater Art," set up in the Ballroom of Palazzo Corsini, is dedicated to the "Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium," which, founded in 1994 by a small group of Tuscan tanners, today brings together 20 vegetable-tanned leather tanneries active between the provinces of Florence and Pisa, the only district recognized in the world for this particular type of high-quality processing, which has its roots in Tuscan tradition.

The exhibition aims to tell the story of how Tuscany has been able to create over the centuries the culture of a product that from humble has become iconic, ennobled by the skilled hands of capable workers, the Tuscan cowhide. Visitors to ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO will be able to learn the secrets of a very ancient workmanship that, now as then, uses only wood extracts-Chestnut, Quebracho, Tara and Mimosa-for the slow process of vegetable tanning that transforms raw hide into leather. It is a prodigious process, an alchemy of ingredients entrusted to the skilful hands of the tanners, who dose the mixtures of natural tannins extracted from plants, the good water of the land and the passage of time, their most faithful ally.

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

Thanks to Intesa Sanpaolo, Principe Corsini.

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