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The Passion and The Future of Craftsmanship at Homo FaberSunday 9 September 2018
The Passion and The Future of Craftsmanship at Homo Faber ⇒ From 14-30 September 2018, Venice will host another edition of Homo Faber! The main focus of this event is Craftsmanship! Today, CovetED will tell you all about what type of Craftsmanship you’ll be able to see at this prestigious Venetian event and how the Homo Faber plans to keep alive the Craftsmanship Values!
This September visitors to Homo Faber will be able to witness some of the incredible skills and techniques mastered by artisans working in the European luxury sector and presented in the exhibit Discovery and Rediscovery.
As you know, the word of luxury conjures money and status, but the original concept of luxury has a deeper meaning. Beneath the beauty of their outward appearance, luxury products can embody the values, culture and time-honoured skills of the master artisans who create them by hand, and Europe has long been a center of excellence for luxury products!
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. 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. From TileMaking to MetalWorking, at Homo Faber you’ll be able to get i touch with all of them!
Homo Faber will be, as you know, an anthem for Craftsmanship and Arts et Métiers! The Homo Faber’s Young Ambassadors represents the effort of the Michelangelo Foundation to preserve craftsmanship and the future of the arts, and that’s why it’s one of the most important segments of this major event! More than 100 talented young women and men studying applied arts and design in some of Europe’s top educational establishments will bring Homo Faber to life for visitors in a unique joint educational and cultural mediation initiative of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the Michelangelo Foundation. Following a rigorous selection process, the 105 Young Ambassadors were chosen from 26 educational institutions which are a part of the Michelangelo Foundation’s informal network of like-minded organizations.
Of fundamental importance for the Foundation, the network has been forged to create a space for the community, mutual support and exchange across countries and disciplines. Both Homo Faber and its Young Ambassadors programme represent one of the network’s first major undertakings. Representing 23 different nationalities and speaking 20 different languages, the Young Ambassadors 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.
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!
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Source: Homo Faber