Michelangelo Foundation - Newsletter, March 2019 - View online

Baldwin Guggisberg workshop, ph. by Marco Kesseler © Michelangelo Foundation

Emmanuel Babled (center) and FRESS © Laila Pozzo for Doppia Firma MFCC FCMA Living

Baldwin Guggisberg workshop, ph. by Marco Kesseler © Michelangelo Foundation

It’s that time of year again. Our annual project Doppia Firma is back for its fourth edition and we are delighted to give you a sneak preview before the collection is unveiled at the Salone del Mobile.  An international collaborative project, Doppia Firma (Double Signature), pairs up international designers and master artisans to create inspiring, boundary-pushing new works. Below we reveal this year’s 19 pairings – see the masterpieces they produced by visiting Villa Mozart, Milan, during the Salone del Mobile from 9-14 April. We hope to see you there!


Maarten de Ceulaer and Katrien Mestdagh © Laila Pozzo for Doppia Firma MFCC FCMA Living

Patricia Urquiola and Bottega Ghianda / Boris Berlin and Mikkel Karlshoj
© Laila Pozzo for Doppia Firma MFCC FCMA Living

  1. atelier oï, Switzerland, with Masayuki Kajiwara, Japan (glass)
  2. Tomás Alonso, Spain, with Wiener Silber Manufactur, Austria (silver)
  3. Emmanuel Babled, France, and the cabinet-making workshop of the Fundação Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva, Portugal (wood)
  4. Sam Baron, France, and porcelain manufacturer Vista Alegre, Portugal (porcelain)
  5. Boris Berlin with Mikkel Karlshøj and the students from NEXT Praktikcenter, Denmark (wood)
  6. Peter Bremers, Netherlands, and Zdenek Lhotský, Czech Republic (glass)
  7. Mathilde Bretillot and Antoine Leperlier, France (glass)
  8. Maarten de Ceulaer with Atelier Mestdagh, Belgium (stained glass)
  9. Laura Fiaschi and Gabriele Pardi (Gum Design), Italy, with porcelain manufacturer Risogama, Japan (porcelain)
  10. Roxanne Flick, Luxembourg and Michael Nätscher, Germany (porcelain, wood, glass)
  11. Christian Haas, Germany, and José Vieira, Portugal (brass)
  12. Masquespacio, Spain, and manufacturer Poggi Ugo, Italy (project curated by Valentina Guidi Ottobri) (terracotta) 
  13. Vito Nesta and wallpaper_sanpatrignano, Italy (handpainted canvas)
  14. Marcello Panza and the artisan Pasquale De Palma from Capodimonte (project by Bottega Made in Cloister), Italy (porcelain)
  15. Nick Ross, Sweden, and the artisans of Dunedin Stone, Scotland (sandstone)
  16. Lachaert and Dhanis with Piet Stockmans, Belgium (silver, porcelain)
  17. Karsten K. Krebs, Germany, and Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, Germany (porcelain)
  18. Patricia Urquiola, Spain, and Bottega Ghianda, Italy (wood)
  19. Victoria Wilmotte, France, and Giorgio Angeli, Italy (marble)

    Doppia Firma 2019 is presented by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship in collaboration with the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and Living – the Corriere della Sera magazine for interiors, design and lifestyle.

Make time to see these events staged by our international friends and network members during the Salone.

Generous Nature at Opificio 31

An exhibit highlighting designers’ ability to significantly change industrial production by opting for sustainable systems. Staged by Flanders DC as part of the Fuorisalone.

Un-Revealed at iGuzzini, Via Brera 5

The students of Milan’s Creative Academy once again team up with master artisans to produce new works, this year using wood and plaster to create objects that conceal a secret waiting to be discovered by visitors.


Get up close to European fine craftsmanship
at these forthcoming events.

Until 24 March

Tefaf Maastricht

Art history takes centre stage at this annual international fair dedicated to fine art, antiques and design.

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1-7 April

Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art

Immerse yourself in craftsmanship by taking part in workshops, visits and demonstrations held by professional artisans in France and 18 other European countries.

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