On the occasion of the 2023 Salone del Mobile, the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is pleased to present the seventh edition of Doppia Firma, Dialogues Between Design and Artisanal Excellence. The project is presented by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and developed with Living, the interiors, design and lifestyle magazine published by Corriere della Sera.
Doppia Firma showcases the alliance between design innovation and the tradition of great master artisans, not only from Europe, but for the first time also from other continents. This year, with a project crafted in Pakistan and the works of Colombian artisans on display, Asia and Latin America join the conversation on generating creative partnerships between a designer or artist, and an artisan or manufacturer of excellence. One-of-a-kind objects are born from the coupling of a design culture and a savoir-faire that is an authentic expression of its region of origin.
Doppia Firma 2023 focuses on the fascinating concept of playfulness. It is a theme that has always been represented in contemporary and applied arts, yielding very interesting and often original results, unbound by rules and conventions. In fact, Doppia Firma 2023 embraces playfulness and humour, irony and allusion, metaphor, jest and deliberate confusion, going as far as overturning perspectives and values. In this conceptual realm, the designer and the master artisan are invited to express their vision through exchange and rule breaking, evoking irony and fun, within a spirit of pure pleasure and creative freedom.