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From ancestral methods to technological innovations, from sustainable values to technical knowledge on materials and tools, learn more about the ins and outs of crafts and heritage with Mad’in Europe! Here we present exclusive content on the various aspects of the sector and address its most up-to-date issues. We also welcome contributions, so please contact us to pitch your idea. 
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INTERNATIONAL CHARTER FOR THE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF MONUMENTS AND SITES

(THE VENICE CHARTER 1964) IInd International Congress of Architects and Technicians of Historic Monuments, Venice, 1964. Adopted by ICOMOS in 1965. Imbued with a message from the past, the historic monuments of generations of people remain to the present day as living witnesses of their age-old traditions. People are becoming...
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LIME, A NEVER EQUALED MATERIAL

By Abian Curbelo The following images will probably be familiar to you. This is probably because over the past decade those lime kilns have been declared objects of cultural interest. Lime kilns have played a fundamental role throughout the ages in the development of the professions of Art, crafts and...
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PRINT & TYPOGRAPHY … FOR A FREE WOR(L)D

“Typography is the use of art to advocate, communicate, celebrate, educate, elaborate, illuminate and disseminate. Along the way, the words and pages become art.”  – James Felici, The Complete Manual of Typography by Giorgia Pizzato In the era of algorithms, social media and digital printers it is easy to forget,...
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BEST PRACTICES TO SAVE OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE…

By Federico Sinigaglia & Giorgia Pizzato – Mad’in Europe European cultural heritage is in danger. Historic houses, medieval walls, mills and castles are under siege once more. Severe weather events, invasive plants and pollution are threatening walls that have stood for centuries. Many of these are abandoned or for sale,...
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THE CHAIR: EVERYTHING BUT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT

By Giorgia Pizzato Picture: Chair by Morten Stenbaek, Denmark Strolling down a city’s streets, entering a house, a bar or a station it is almost impossible not to come across a chair or its variant. There are hundreds, if not thousands of types, designed for as many purposes: Cantilever, stuffed,...
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Profession: stove maker! Wood in the spotlight …

They were thought to be relegated forever to our childhood memories instead, the wood stoves still have good days in front of them. Sensitivity to the environment and to a way of life closer to nature led us to rediscover them in their traditional version but, also in some cases,...
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Un Pizzo, Italy

Interview of UN PIZZO – FOLK ART DESIGN. A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW
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Peron e Peron, Italy

Interview of Paolo Polloniato, shoemaker in Bologna A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW
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Paolo Polloniato, Italy

Interview of Paolo Polloniato A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW
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Marco Ripa, Italy

Marco Ripa is a craftsman and a designer. In his workshop, situated in the Marche Region, he makes unique home accessories and furniture in iron and steel. A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW
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Gianluca Pacchioni, Italy

The atelier of Gianluca Pacchioni, master in the art of forging metals and recently nominated among the 75 MAM-Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere, that encompass some of the most talented artisans in Italy, is in Milan: in particular, it is located in a building from the Thirties which used to be...
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Giacomo Moor, Italy

A travel in the contemporary workshop of Giacomo Moor. A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW.
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G. Inglese, Italy

Interview of G. Inglese: Prince William’s Shirts Made in Ginosa. A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW
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Fabscarte, hadpainted wallpaper, Italy

Interview of Fabscarte, specialist in the production of hand-made and painted wallpapers. A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW.
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Daniele Mingardo, Italy

Interview of Daniele Mingardo, metal designer. A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW
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