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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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Botteganove, Italy

Interview of Christian Pegoraro, founder of Botteganove. BottegaNove creates decorated mosaic pieces both in ceramics and porcelain. A Fondazione Cologni Interview

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The incredible thatched cottages of Brière (France)

Created in 1970, the Regional Park of Brière (France) is a unique territory for its natural setting, but also its exceptional concentration of thatched cottages. To build their habitat, “brièrons” farmers just used what they had at hand: local resources, as cheap as stone and thatch marsh “. Article by Alexandra Ronssin for the magazine « Métiers d’Art ».

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Rammed Earth buildings, back to the future

A third of the world population lives in an earthen habitat. However this material suffers from prejudice and is mostly appreciated by people who are interesetd in bio-building technologies. Close up on a resource both ancestral and innovative. Article by Alexandra Ronssin for the French Magazine “Métiers d’Art”

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Wall and furniture painting… make your interiors unique

Many people ask wall painters to decorate walls, furniture or even floors in order to make their interior unique and to express their originality through landscapes, portraits or even abstract subjects. Affordable, not affordable, easy to get, … let’s try to understand better how this unusual artists work.  

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PRESS RELEASE – MADINEUROPE AT THE SALON DU PATRIMOINE CULTUREL – PARIS Carrousel du Louvre

MADINEUROPE AT THE INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE FAIR in PARIS. This year, Madineurope will be at the International Cultural Heritage Fair with four “Madineurope” artisans : Carrozzeria Toppino from Italy, Lacquer Décor from the Netherlands, Marc Escaliers and Espace 13ème art, from Belgium.

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Rattan, willow…, are there any basket makers left in Europe?

By Madina Benvenuti & Diane Trenteseau
Let’s take a breath, enjoy the summer sun and discover the work of  basketmakers, willow-users and rattan specialists. These secular professions, generally associated with wicker and cabinet-making, have been persevering and holding on, despite the difficulty in finding proper training. To better understand this activity, we have interviewed some European artisans.

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