The first online guide to Italian artisanal excellence has just launched: Italia-sumisura.it. Sponsored by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, along with OmA (Observatory on the Arts and Crafts), the project is conceived as a platform where art, craftsmanship and fashion meet in the name of Made in Italy.
Over 300 addresses (it is only the beginning!), featuring shops and ateliers, converge to show the best of the Bel Paese’s one-of-a-kind craftsmanship. Different sections cover a wide range of handmade productions: from decorative arts, to fashion accessories, home decor, musical instruments, costumes and restoration.
Moreover international visitors and collectors can access a rich database of upcoming Italian fairs and events. The site, available in two languages and mobile-friendly, allows users to explore these realities by categories or through geolocation.
A third of the artisans featured on Italia-sumisura.it will be the stars of a hardcover book, which is due by December 2015.
© Dario Garofalo