84th Florence International
Crafts Fair

From 16th  to 20th December,
10 am – 10 pm

Opening
16th December, 3 pm – 10 pm

Made in MIDA – L’Artigianato che sarà

On the occasion of the 2022 edition of MIDA – Florence International Crafts Fair, Firenze Fiera in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence, Florence Architects Foundation, Giovanni Michelucci Foundation and the Department of Architecture and with the support of MIDA Scientific Committee, has launched a call for the selection of 6 designers who, combined with as many Tuscan artisan companies, will create 6 exclusive and iconic objects with the Made in MIDA brand, which will be exhibited for the first time in a reserved space at the fair.

Designer & companies

Designer

Maddalena Vantaggi

A designer and trainer, for over 15 years Maddalena Vantaggi has been focusing on design for handicrafts,

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designing strategical products, services, and formats for a culturally sustainable promotion of the territory and for the valorisation of the immaterial craftmanship heritage, in co-operation with public and private authorities, associations, training institutions, companies and artisan workshops. She teaches Ecodesign at the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci, and Design at the Faculty of Engineering, both in Perugia.

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Company

Fornace Masini

Fornace Masini (Masini Furnace) is a historical presence within the panorama of Impruneta’s terracotta.

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Since 1934, the production has mainly focused on garden furniture, such as vases and jars, following ancient craftsmanship techniques.
Every day, we commit to offer and guarantee products made with Impruneta’s clay, combining beauty and craftsmanship, as well as functionality and strength.

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Designer

Serena Vinciguerra

After graduating at the Brera Academy, in 2010 Serena Vinciguerra specialised in Ecodesign and Eco-Innovation thanks to the homonymous UNICAM master.

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Today, her activity as consultant is mainly focused on the research and development of products in the furniture and luxury packaging industry, curating the design and the artistic management at every stage of the project – from design to concept, up to prototyping and industrial production.

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Company

Pelletteria Dovico

This year, Pelletterie Dovico celebrates half a century of activity an important achievement,

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but also a new point of departure to keep on increasing the value of traditional Florence leatherwork, producing high-quality and handcrafted leather goods. The company’s passion and professionalism led to a co-operation with the most famous luxury brands.

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Designer

Marino Amodio

An architecture graduate, during the final year he obtained a second-level master in Museography.

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He made his debut with his first scenic design and joined the group G124. As a designer, he was selected for Salone Satellite.He works as an independent designer. Since 2017, he has combined his work as an architect with that of children’s books writer.

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Company

Manifattura Specchi e Vetri Bini

Born in 1927, in nearly 100 years of activity,

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the MIRROR AND GLASS MANUFACTURING COMPANY BINI SRL has paid special attention to provide many types of glass, now available also in a customised way. Production includes furniture mirrors, all-glass doors, thermal and safety glass for dividers and windows, tabletops, and tailored shower stalls.

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Designer

Floriana Pastore

Product, interior and graphic designer, she dedicates herself to the creation of international projects for companies, organizations and individuals.

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Her design is influenced by art, craftsmanship and cultural values, and results in objects and spaces full of stories. After graduating in Industrial Design in Florence and at the Politecnico di Milano, she collaborated for a long time with Cassina and then embraced numerous clients.

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Company

Bartoloni Ceramic Art

Established in Capraia in 1986 and then moved to the nearby town of Montelupo, the workshop founded by the Bartoloni brothers is perfectly in keeping with the most genuine and ancient ceramic production from the Montelupo area.

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Today, the Bartoloni workshop creates products innovating the local tradition, but also objects witnessing the most efficient and significant contemporary research in the ceramic sector.

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Designer

Libero Rutilo

Libero Rutilo was born in Montreal. He spent his youth between Italy and Canada,

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combining North American practicality and dynamism with an Italian sense of aesthetics and attention to detail. In his work, one can perceive a multidisciplinary, holistic, inclusive, empathic, and eco-conscious approach. His projects were selected by various museums such as the Triennale, Base and Fondazione Telefonica.

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Company

Laura De Cesare

Laura de Cesare designs and produces textile works and unique pieces for furniture and clothing with hand looms.

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She studies and reworks ancient and popular tradition textile weaves. In 2020 she receives the qualification of Master Craftsman.
She collaborates with high fashion for which she carries out projects, samples and small productions She conducts courses in textile design and weaving practice. Today she is a teacher at the Modartech Institute in Pontedera.

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Designer

Angelo Minisci

Angelo Minisci graduated in Design at ISIA Firenze, in Florence.

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Since 2006, he has coordinated the Design Department at Laba Firenze. He has designed products for Italian companies and carried out research activities for companies in terms of craft development (Artex, Ice Firenze). Many projects were exhibited during different events (“Abitare il tempo”, “Milan Triennale”, Milan Furniture Show – Salone del Mobile). Among the awards won – Honourable Mention “International Luggage Design Fair Tooyoka” (Japan); “Compasso d’Oro” (Milan); Biennale Internazionale Arte applicata e Design (Rome); Young Design Award, Vespucci Award – Region of Tuscany.

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Company

Savio Firmino

Born as a small artisan workshop in the Florence city centre,

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in its 80-year history Savio Firmino grew significantly, and under the leadership of Guido Savio it became a renowned and appreciated business all over the world. Savio Firmino’s style is the result of artisanal know-how and high-quality manual work, but also of a strong artistic sensitivity.

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The commission

Candidates were evaluated by a qualified committee of experts composed of:

President of the Italian University Conference of Design CUID

Heritage, Art, Design & Communication Manager for Fondazione Michelucci

Gallerist and Curator

Founder Partner at ZPSTUDIO Architetti

For information

For further information, please contact the organizing secretary at: consulentedaddi.mida@firenzefiera.it

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