Homo Faber

PRESS EN Languages Account Follow us Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter
Presented by logo Homo Faber by Michelangelo Foundation
Explore Artisans Museums & Galleries Experience Itineraries About
©Alex Nasser
©All rights reserved
©All rights reserved
©Alex Nasser
©Alex Nasser

San Patrignano Design Lab

  • Weaving
  • Coriano, Italy
  • Atelier
  • Open to the public
San Patrignano Design Lab Weaving
By appointment only
+39 0541362111
©All rights reserved

San Patrignano is the largest residential drug rehabilitation community in Europe. Since 1978, when it was founded by Vincenzo Muccioli, it has provided over 26,000 young people in need with a home, medical and legal assistance, helping them to break free from addiction with educational and therapeutical activities. In this context, creativity and craftsmanship have proved a powerful means for building self-respect and being reintegrated into society: that’s why San Patrignano Design Lab was born, grouping different artisan workshops, where everything is made by hand at a slow pace – a rhythm that allows young residents to think and focus on themselves.

©Alex Nasser

There’s a weaving workshop, where 40 young women weave and sew textiles for clothing, furnishings, fashion and home accessories. A wallpaper lab, producing hand-decorated wallpaper and fabrics for prestigious projects, in collaboration with the best design studios. A leatherware workshop, creating bags and small leather goods with the help and support of the master craftsmen of Tod’s. A carpentry, where everything is made by hand because there are no machines. And a metalworks training workshop, producing limited series of custom pieces. All the products are sold to financially sustain the whole community.

You may also visit

Enjoy an experience with San Patrignano Design Lab

You may also like

Download the app

Find all the Homo Faber Guide content at hand, save, like and much more!