Evento Wellmade
BIO

Journalist Stefania Montani has published four guides dedicated to the finest artisanal workshops, three deciated to Milan and one to Turin.
She has been awarded the Gabriele Lanfredini Prize by Milan’s Chamber of Commerce for contributing to the culture and acknowledgement of artisanal activities.

Firenze

Pagliai

A real Italian excellence

The Pagliais are a real Italian excellence in the field of bespoke silver products and silver restoration. Indeed, a masterpiece by the grandfather ...

The Pagliais are a real Italian excellence in the field of bespoke silver products and silver restoration. Indeed, a masterpiece by the grandfather of the current owner of the atelier is exhibited in the Museum of Silver in Florence: the “mescitoio del Tritone” (a jug used to wash the hands at the table in the Renaissaince era), an astonishing fish-shaped jug and sculpture. The artisans replicate ancient objects, as well as new ones, on request. Every piece is handmade and in silver. In the atelier, visitors will find unique vintage pieces as well, made of silver or Sheffield plate.

Milano

Ornella Bijoux

A rare excellence

In this large atelier in Milan, visitors will find boxes full of beads, jaiettos, rhinestones and crystals, and everything related to jewellery ...

In this large atelier in Milan, visitors will find boxes full of beads, jaiettos, rhinestones and crystals, and everything related to jewellery making, threads and clasps included. With these items, highly skilled artisans create incredible pieces, also on request. The jewels are often hand-enamelled in the workshop. Recently some museums, such as the Museum of Jewellery in Casalmaggiore and Palazzo Reale in Milan, displayed works by Ornella Bijoux in important exhibitions, thus demonstrating the excellence of the atelier.

Stia

Tacs

An astonishing variety of colours

A wide range of clothes, bespoke products and an astonishing variety of colours. In Tacs workshop, jackets and coats made of the typical Casentino ...

A wide range of clothes, bespoke products and an astonishing variety of colours. In Tacs workshop, jackets and coats made of the typical Casentino fabric, as well as of baize and felt, are available for both men and women. The Medieval village where the atelier is located is charming. It is really worth a visit.

Bologna

Pierluigi Prata

A real master of iron

Pierluigi Prata is able to make on request every kind of furnishing or structure in iron, as well as to replicate antique decorations and styles. His ...

Pierluigi Prata is able to make on request every kind of furnishing or structure in iron, as well as to replicate antique decorations and styles. His workshop, within walking distance from the two towers of Bologna, is a charming place where one can feel his creativity, his talent and his passion for this work.

Grottaglie

Vincenzo del Monaco

Variety, tradition and modernity

Del Monaco and his family’s creativity is limitless. They have made statues and big panels for some important institutions. The sets of dishes, ...

Del Monaco and his family’s creativity is limitless. They have made statues and big panels for some important institutions. The sets of dishes, which can be chosen from a catalogue or ordered on request, are top quality, for both materials and designs. There is a huge variety of decorations, ranging from traditional to contemporary styles.

Milano

Conti Borbone

Historical Bookbinders

A top-quality, refined atelier, offering a myriad of choices: whether you wish to have a leather-bound book with a fire-printed spine or hand-made ...

A top-quality, refined atelier, offering a myriad of choices: whether you wish to have a leather-bound book with a fire-printed spine or hand-made albums and address books, you only have to choose what suits you best. In this historical workshop, where an ancient, early 20th-century press is still present, Angelo, Gabriele and Gianluca Marchesi are ready to customise any piece of work.

Milano

Gipsoteca Fumagalli e Dossi

Amazing Plaster Figures

A magic atmosphere, suspended in time and space: that is what awaits you when you enter the Gipsoteca Fumagalli and Dossi, where wonderful plaster ...

A magic atmosphere, suspended in time and space: that is what awaits you when you enter the Gipsoteca Fumagalli and Dossi, where wonderful plaster casts, ranging from ancient Greek art to the 19th century, are being created; an atmosphere enhanced by the collusive fine dust from chalk-working and the patinas developed by Mario Dossi and Roberto Fumagalli. Canova’s heads, the horses from the Parthenon’s frieze and Michelangelo’s David are just sensational