Double Signature. A dialogue between design and artisanal excellence
Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international, non-for-profit institution based in Geneva, Switzerland that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. Rooted in a tradition of culture and excellence and in the realities and challenges of today’s global economy, the Foundation seeks to support men and women who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of master craftsmanship and to foster a new cultural movement built around the values that are essential for their work. The Foundation focuses on Europe as a starting point for its activities, in recognition that craftsmanship has been a vital part of the economic and cultural fabric of the region for centuries, providing both a rich heritage and a competitive advantage in a global world.
Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte is a private, non-profit institution, founded in Milan by Franco Cologni in 1995. It promotes cultural, scientific and educational initiatives for the protection and diffusion of the metiérs d’art (artistic craft professions). Through the editorial series “Mestieri d’Arte” (Metiérs d’Art) and “Ricerche” (Research), published by Marsilio Editori, it aims to retrace these highly skilled practices throughout history up to the present day. The Foundation has created the magazine “Mestieri d’Arte & Design (Arts & Crafts & Design)” together with the Swan Group. Through the apprenticeship programs in the “A School, a Job. A Road to Excellence” project, the foundation supports high-quality craftsmanship training for younger generations.
Living Corriere della Sera is the magazine for interiors, design and lifestyle from the Corriere della Sera newspaper. A monthly magazine, a digital edition, and a website are at the heart of the first vertical distribution system in the home furnishing sector present in Italy and on the major social networks. Dedicated to new ways of experiencing household spaces, the monthly RCS magazine, edited by Francesca Taroni, starts with the home and then incorporates everything connected to it: food, art, fashion and green living. The special focus on “Made in Italy” excellence – from industrial design to artisan craftsmanship – the international perspective and strong attention to customer service are the cornerstones of the system and are reflected on each page of Living and in each of its projects.