Casarialto Atelier at Homo Faber

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Homo Faber Event comes back from 10 April to 1st May at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice. A full experience around craftsmanship through 15 exhibitions, 850 unique pieces and more than 400 designers and artisans coming from 40 different countries.

The event opening was the 9th of April only on invitation for artisans and designer as Catherine and Michela.

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We are taking part of this event with Casarialto Atelier Barena Stool  and Michela Nardin MNM Venice. Some other pieces are exhibited at Metropole Hotel, Riva Degli Schiavoni , Venice, such as Bisanzio Stool, Erasmo Stool and San Marco Stool.

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Michela Nardin will be at Spazio SV, Campo San Zaccaria with a temporary mosaic workshop in the heart of Venice.

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Renowned in the field of glass mosaic, Michela usually creates decorative pieces rather than functional objects of decor: this is where the creative mind of Catherine Urban meets the skillful hands of a master artisan, giving shape to unique and versatile oeuvres that merge aesthetic and functionality, and tradition with innovation. READ LESS

Embodying the meeting point between Venetian mosaic manufacturing and the design world,mosaic stools  can be coffee tables to display a vivacious plant or an elegant table lamp. Each stool features a ceramic structure handmade by an expert ceramist from the Italian region of Veneto, ultimately covered with the glass mosaic tiles handcrafted by Orsoni and later cut by hand by Michela Nardin, creating a mesmerizing interplay of textures, of lights and reflections that conceals the unparalleled and timeless elegance of tradition.


Homo Faber Organiser is The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is a private, international, non-profit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. Its mission is to preserve, encourage and promote fine craftsmanship.

The Michelangelo Foundation is aware that, in spite of the advent of modern technologies, human hands will always possess the unique ability to create meaningful objects, spared from standardisation and homogeneity. Thus the Foundation seeks to facilitate connections between European master artisans and a conscious, curious clientele, enabling the latter to discover – either directly or through digital experience – the workshops, ateliers and artisanal businesses active throughout distinct regions and territories.

To safeguard the competitive advantage of the artisanal sector, which produces objects that reflect the human character of creativity and make our lives more beautiful, the Michelangelo Foundation fosters exchange and collaboration between fine craftsmanship and design, and between master artisans and those who commission bespoke creations.

The ultimate aim is to encourage the growth of a new cultural movement, one which would bring with it both social and economic rewards, most notably increased employment opportunities for artisans. Furthermore, through its dynamic and multinational network, the Michelangelo Foundation cultivates synergies to stimulate ideas, exchange and new projects.