Homo Faber

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Presented by logo Homo Faber by Michelangelo Foundation
Details: Genealogies of Ornament Curated by Judith Clark

Showcasing the craftsmanship behind
the creation of luxury pieces

See how craft skills and traditions are handed down through the generations

How do craft traditions inform contemporary decorative techniques? This fascinating exhibition showcases the crafts heritage evident in the creation of contemporary luxury objects, from watches and jewellery to leather goods, fine tailoring, kimonos and much more. Observe master artisans from 15 luxury maisons working live in studio spaces, demonstrating the steps necessary to create unique pieces, and understand how specific traditions, handed down from generation to generation, inform how these masters work today. Around the artisans, beautifully crafted wall panels and specially made floor tiles reflect the heritage of each craft and its tools, while iconic objects illustrate the origins of each maison’s decorative style, as well as Japan’s influence on European artisans.

Get up close to luxury craftsmanship

Artisans from the following
15 maisons reveal the secrets of their crafts

Curated by

Eilean Next