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BIO

Born in 1966 in Sardinia, Maria Laura Berlinguer lives and works in Rome.
Brilliant, passionate and intrinsically keen to alwyas find beauty around her, at 50 years old Maria Laura Berlinguer left her long standing marketing career and started fresh, reinventing herself. Today, thanks to her blog (launched in 2017), she became an ambassador for Italian Style in the world. Her website www.marialauraberlinguer.com – “Stile Italiano”, showcases high quality Italian products and crafts which reflect Maria Laura’s lifestyle, her refined sense of beauty and her ability to blend a variety of renowned and luxurious brands with lesser known but high quality crafts, in a way that’s never dull and always stylish.
Her aim is promoting the real and unknown Made in Italy, shedding light on the many excellent Italian crafts the general public has yet to discover.

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Albinea

Restauro Tessile

Antichi tessuti che splendono ancora

Nell’ormai lontano 1993 ad Albinea, alle porte di Reggio Emilia, un gruppo di esperte, specializzate nella conservazione dei beni culturali, ha ...

Nell’ormai lontano 1993 ad Albinea, alle porte di Reggio Emilia, un gruppo di esperte, specializzate nella conservazione dei beni culturali, ha deciso di creare un laboratorio per far rivivere antichi arazzi, costumi e tappezzerie. Con grande passione, nelle loro mani i tessuti preziosi ritornano agli antichi splendori. Collezionisti privati, soprintendenze statali e musei sono certi che ogni restauro è curato con una minima intrusione e grande rispetto degli aspetti storici, artistici e sartoriali originali, e con le più moderne metodologie.

Roma

Atelier Or.ti.Ca

Gioielli che parlano di radici e amore per la natura

A Roma, dall’amore della natura e delle proprie radici, Camilla Michelotti ha creato una linea di gioielli attraverso un percorso di studio, ...

A Roma, dall’amore della natura e delle proprie radici, Camilla Michelotti ha creato una linea di gioielli attraverso un percorso di studio, curiosità, capacità visionaria e tanti utilissimi errori. Or.ti.Ca. è l’acronimo di Oreste, Titti e Camilla, la famiglia, le origini. E proprio da queste origini che parlano di arte e artigianato le hanno consentito di approfondire tecniche diverse, alcune più tradizionali, altre innovative, anche “rischiose”, ma che da subito le hanno consentito di essere sempre libera di andare avanti senza limiti alla sua creatività.

Rosà

Vangelista Mobili 1960

Mobili che attraversano il tempo

Da più di cinquant’anni nel cuore della provincia di Vicenza, a Rosà, un’azienda produce mobili su misura, fatti a mano in stile classico. Un ...

Da più di cinquant’anni nel cuore della provincia di Vicenza, a Rosà, un’azienda produce mobili su misura, fatti a mano in stile classico. Un mestiere tramandato in famiglia con passione: la cura dei più piccoli dettagli, la raffinatezza e l’eleganza, essenze rare e pregiate modellate da abili mani artigiane. Pezzi che sono delle vere e proprie opere d’arte, convivono con pezzi personalizzati e di altissimo pregio.

Noale

Pietro Longhi Atelier

Enchanting period garments

Entering this atelier run by Anna, milliner and hat maker, and Francesco, craft tailor, is like crossing space-time boundaries and diving into a ...

Entering this atelier run by Anna, milliner and hat maker, and Francesco, craft tailor, is like crossing space-time boundaries and diving into a remote age, surrounded by precious draperies and rustling long skirts. For over 20 years the couple has been running this workshop in Noale, specializing in period costumes and other accessories. Hats, in particular, are crafted using a century-old moulding machine, the last one still operating in the whole region. Their costumes have been showcased at Milan’s Triennale, Venice’s Biennale, as well as in South Korea and U.S.A.

Vairano Patenora

Italo Marseglia

Sustainable and fashionable crochet

A young fashion designer from Campania, always attentive towards sustainability and recycling, succeeded in reinventing crochet, turning it into ...

A young fashion designer from Campania, always attentive towards sustainability and recycling, succeeded in reinventing crochet, turning it into elegant, fashionable and genderless garments. “The Common thread”, a special yarn resulting from a crowdfunding process, is transformed into refined tops, bras, cardigans, sweaters and seamless dresses. Exclusively handmade lines preserving the craft savoir-faire of the Made in Italy trade.

Roma

Le Sibille

Roman Micromosaic applied to jewelry

The desire of three women to recreate the spirit and essence of the Renaissance workshop is the reason this refined Roman atelier came to be. Coming ...

The desire of three women to recreate the spirit and essence of the Renaissance workshop is the reason this refined Roman atelier came to be. Coming from different experiences, Camilla Bronzini, Francesca Neri Serneri and Antonella Perugini found their trait d’union in the study of the goldsmith arts of the past. From their harmonious connection, marvellous jewels come to life, able to transform the ancient art of Roman micromosaic in pure poetry.

Vetralla

Il Papiro Art

Turning craftsmanship into art and design

Lidia Scalzo, Rome-based artist and designer with over 30 years of experience, alongside her sister Rosaria, decorates the most beautiful homes of ...

Lidia Scalzo, Rome-based artist and designer with over 30 years of experience, alongside her sister Rosaria, decorates the most beautiful homes of the Capital. In their workshop, located in Vetralla, they bring emotions to life through their professional expertise and constant research, turning craftsmanship into art and design. Employing ancient techniques and contemporary materials, they are able to create artefacts, design objects, unique and one-of-a-kind pieces. Wood, stones, resins, fabrics, paper, books and colours of any kind are combined in an actual “coordinated chaos”, reminding us how everything is indispensable and at the same time mutable.

Gualdo Tadino

Liliana Anastasi Brunetti

Majolica’s luster

In the tiny Umbrian town of Gualdo Tadino, pottery is an ancestral tradition, and it is thanks to the skills of local craftsmen that the ancient ...

In the tiny Umbrian town of Gualdo Tadino, pottery is an ancestral tradition, and it is thanks to the skills of local craftsmen that the ancient luster technique came about: a special way of processing artistic majolica with metallic and ruby reflections. Liliana Brunetti is a daughter of this noble art. Inside her workshop you will find not just her refined and precious creations, but also a generous woman, always willing to teach her skills to others.

Firenze

Batog Couture Hats

The hat of your desires

How to choose the right hat for you? Well, by asking to an expert milliner who is able to join her creativity with great training. In Roxana ...

How to choose the right hat for you? Well, by asking to an expert milliner who is able to join her creativity with great training. In Roxana Batog’s atelier, among wooden blocks on which her hats are crafted and precious materials such as Florentine straw and felt, you’ll find her, her skilled hands and her great ability to create pre-confectioned models and couture designs, or to make your wish come true. Her hats, just like her, are bold and elegant, out of the box and at the same time easy to wear. A visit to her atelier is a must.

Modena

Anna Marchetti

Fashion know-how

In the beautiful city of Modena, a businesswoman with the simple yet direct character typical of the women from Emilia Romagna, achieved her goal to ...

In the beautiful city of Modena, a businesswoman with the simple yet direct character typical of the women from Emilia Romagna, achieved her goal to become a fashion designer and, as a young tailor, dress great international celebrities. Her home town celebrated her 50 years of activity with a great event, yet still to this day she is driven by the same volcanic, energetic force which over the years allowed her to be Anna, the woman who contributed to bring Made in Italy to worldwide fame, thanks to her wits and, most importantly, her heart.

Milano

Joy-Jo

When weaving becomes jewellery

Do you know what textile jewellery is? It’s a special technique used by Giovanna Canu to transform the millenary experience of tailors, weavers and ...

Do you know what textile jewellery is? It’s a special technique used by Giovanna Canu to transform the millenary experience of tailors, weavers and artisans into jewels. Joy-Jo is the name of her brand, specialized in unique and extremely lightweight pieces, like a shiny handmade peplos you can wear without even feeling it on your skin. Design jewels, bracelets, earrings are shaped in circular, spiral or broken oval forms, reminiscent of feminine images and symbols. Her spirit guide is the need for expressing and sharing emotions, by combining the skill of her hands, the versatile matter and the intensity of her soul.

Sennori

Laboratorio Piroddu

Marvellous garments of the Sardinian tradition

David Herbert Lawrence used to say that Sardinia is out of time and history, and this artisanal tailor shop is a practical example of that. Silk ...

David Herbert Lawrence used to say that Sardinia is out of time and history, and this artisanal tailor shop is a practical example of that. Silk brocade, floral applications, soft cloths and precious velvet are only a few of the wonderful materials that Giuseppe Piroddu transforms into traditional garments. Thanks to his incredible training and his anthropological researches on Sardinian customs and traditions, he is able to restore ancient fabrics with great mastery and create new ones as well, keeping this millenary culture alive and up to date.

Giugliano in Campania

Sartoria74

True sartorial masterpieces

Neapolitan tailoring needs no introduction, and this line created by Francesca Ciccarelli proudly holds its wand and crown. All of Francesca’s ...

Neapolitan tailoring needs no introduction, and this line created by Francesca Ciccarelli proudly holds its wand and crown. All of Francesca’s creations are sartorial masterpieces: from extremely elegant women’s tuxedos, to serve either as evening wear or daytime tailleurs, to everyday wearable models, such as stretchy cotton pants and jacquard jackets, and finally her irreverent items in thin-striped corduroy or extremely colourful garments, like the sunflower yellow model with fuchsia or white lapels.

Catania

Melania La Via

Delightful masterpieces

Lace is a part of jewellery making and, in the hands of this lady from Catania who loved lace since she was a child, it becomes a delightful ...

Lace is a part of jewellery making and, in the hands of this lady from Catania who loved lace since she was a child, it becomes a delightful masterpiece. Melania La Via learned from her grandmothers the basic rudiments in the art of lace making, and today she succeeded in transforming her wealth of knowledge, skills and know-how in a jewellery line halfway between embroidery and lace. In her creations, bobbin lace, “chiacchierino” (tatting lace), macramé, filet, god thread embroidery, needle lace, crochet and Tenerife-style lace play with pearls, beads and corals.

Vicenza

Habanero

Genuine Made in Italy

Habanero Borse (Habanero Handbags) is a family-run business, founded in 1959 in Padova. They skilfully and passionately create those small, charming ...

Habanero Borse (Habanero Handbags) is a family-run business, founded in 1959 in Padova. They skilfully and passionately create those small, charming objects of desire which we call handbags. Through their designs, the careful selection of leathers, the accurate crafting and precious accessories, Rolando, his wife Luigina and their children Davide, Simonetta and Sabrina epitomize what it means to be leather craftsmen today. Personalizing handbags and accessories and establishing a direct relationship with their clients are the highlights of a brand proudly fighting every day for the protection of Made in Italy and its heritage.

Cagliari

M. Grazia

Jewellery symbolising the soul

Maria Grazia Schinelli is a young Sardinian goldsmith who creates delightful, crocheted jewellery. Copper wire woven with Saint Lucy's eye motifs are ...

Maria Grazia Schinelli is a young Sardinian goldsmith who creates delightful, crocheted jewellery. Copper wire woven with Saint Lucy's eye motifs are testimony to the power of Sardinian tradition. In her hands, traditional and popular craftsmanship is transformed into something magical that tells of beaches and the wind, of the sea and the vibrant colours of Sardinia’s wildflowers. With her non-precious materials such as gilded nickel-free copper or silver wire she creates jewellery with a contemporary design and inspired by these elements. To wear one of Maria Grazia's creations transforms the simple accessory into a symbol of the soul.

Cagliari

Patrizia Camba

An original style free of schemes

Patrizia Camba, a multifaceted and sensitive personality, has been making custom-made garments in her atelier in Cagliari since 1987. Her motto is ...

Patrizia Camba, a multifaceted and sensitive personality, has been making custom-made garments in her atelier in Cagliari since 1987. Her motto is “made-to-measure ideas” and over the years she has collaborated with Sardinian artists such as Maria Lai. Her style is original, free of fixed schemes and rooted in the indelible memories of Sardinia. Colours, materials, cuts and even citations from the past by this Sardinian artist to dress courageous women who do not follow fashion but interpret it with audacity.

Reggio nell'Emilia

Tailor’s NY

Evocative tailor’s busts in wood and fabric

Founded in 1969 in Reggio Emilia, Tailor's NY has resisted in time. The proprietor Maurizia Manghi, also a ...

Founded in 1969 in Reggio Emilia, Tailor's NY has resisted in time. The proprietor Maurizia Manghi, also a historical employee, took over the company from its previous owner and manages it today with passion together with her family. These world renowned Italian fabric covered busts are veritable works of art, a tailor-made process meticulously followed step by step. The company has resisted the temptation for a more industrial approach for fear of losing their distinctive handcrafted touch.

Impruneta

Simone Mencherini

An alchemist of jewellery

Rather like an alchemist in his laboratory, Simone Mencherini elaborates on the techniques of the great Florentine goldsmiths to create jewellery ...

Rather like an alchemist in his laboratory, Simone Mencherini elaborates on the techniques of the great Florentine goldsmiths to create jewellery that are both unique and timeless. In his hands, emeralds, diamonds, aquamarines, and sapphires are transformed into voluptuous serpents, sea urchins, multicoloured flowers and mythological forms. Precious gold weaves between the stones like a common thread uniting Renaissance splendour and the art of contemporary Italian goldsmithing.

Roma

Matuta

Jewellery inspired by architecture and modern art

After twenty years as an architect, Cristina Serafini Saul transformed her passion for jewellery into a brand: Matuta Gioielli. An admirer of the ...

After twenty years as an architect, Cristina Serafini Saul transformed her passion for jewellery into a brand: Matuta Gioielli. An admirer of the bronze furnishing elements of Claude Lalanne, the jewellery of Suzanne Belperron and the fantasy world of Alexander Calder, Cristina elaborates her creations to symbolise the supremacy of fantasy over the laws of physics. Matuta's creations are inspired by architecture, modern art, painting, and sculpture: her pieces embody a powerful nature that ironicises and plays on dimension and structure.