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Homo Faber 2024 Experiences

1 – 30 Sept. 2024

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Unfold your journey into papercraft

Papercraft workshops

Craft a souvenir to reflect your personal journey at Homo Faber 2024 in papercraft workshops presented by Japanese car maker Mazda. Step into a space transformed into an authentic paper atelier and try your hand at pocket globe making or Japanese bookbinding guided by Italian master artisans.

Placing craftsmanship traditions and human talent at the heart of its design philosophy, Mazda inspires visitors with exhibits from journeys around the world shown in its #MazdaDiscovers YouTube series, where content creators embark on road trips to meet local artisans and tell their stories.

Pocket globe making

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with Leonardo Frigo

day iconDays: Daily
hour icon10:00-11:30

Explore the ancient craft of globe making with Italian globe maker and illustrator Leonardo Frigo. Build a mini globe with your fingertips, prepare the paper for printing with a hand press, trace the paths of ancient explorers and map your own journeys of discovery across the world with expressive red ink or watercolours.

Japanese bookbinding

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with Antica Legatoria Ofer

day iconDays: Daily
hour icon13.00 – 14.30 / 15.00 – 16.30

Discover the timeless craft of bookbinding with a step-by-step tutorial led by the master artisans of Antica Legatoria Ofer. Craft your own travel journal, a vessel for your future discoveries. With every stitch and fold, breathe life into the pages using the Japanese stab building technique. Choose a marbled cover composed of various colours or a plain cover with a marbled inside.

Pocket globe making

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with Leonardo Frigo

day iconDays: Daily
hour icon10:00-11:30

Explore the ancient craft of globe making with Italian globe maker and illustrator Leonardo Frigo. Build a mini globe with your fingertips, prepare the paper for printing with a hand press, trace the paths of ancient explorers and map your own journeys of discovery across the world with expressive red ink or watercolours.

Japanese bookbinding

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with Antica Legatoria Ofer

day iconDays: Daily
hour icon13.00 – 14.30 / 15.00 – 16.30

Discover the timeless craft of bookbinding with a step-by-step tutorial led by the master artisans of Antica Legatoria Ofer. Craft your own travel journal, a vessel for your future discoveries. With every stitch and fold, breathe life into the pages using the Japanese stab building technique. Choose a marbled cover composed of various colours or a plain cover with a marbled inside.

Where to eat

Gourmet experiences

Enhance your visit to Homo Faber 2024 by savouring artisanal dishes and drinks made using fresh local ingredients in spaces which blend craft and cuisine.

Relax with a morning coffee or light lunch in a room dedicated to travel or in the tranquil garden surroundings; linger over a gourmet meal prepared by a Michelin-starred chef in our fine dining restaurant; or enjoy a sunset aperitif with a drink and some Venetian cicchetti. Each dedicated space has been imagined to combine artisan-made objects and furniture with carefully crafted cuisine.
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Unique Visits

Private visits

Our private visits will immerse you and your special guests in the world of contemporary craftsmanship. Meet the curatorial team, explore the exhibition spaces with our young cultural mediators, taste culinary delights made by a Michelin-starred chef and see Venice in a new light. Discover our visits or let us create one especially for you.

10:00 - 14:30

A morning at Homo Faber 2024

A morning at Homo Faber 2024

10:00 - 14:30
  • Welcome coffee in our Journeys Tearoom & Gardens with the curatorial team
  • Enjoy a guided visit of the exhibition spaces with a Young Ambassador, a passionate craft and design future talent
  • Lunch crafted by a Michelin-starred chef at Ristorante La Vela housed in San Giorgio Maggiore island’s yacht club
  • Take home a handcrafted gift as a memory of Homo Faber 2024
  • Designed for small groups
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12:30 - 17:00

An afternoon at Homo Faber 2024

An afternoon at Homo Faber 2024

12:30 - 17:00
  • Lunch crafted by a Michelin-starred chef at Ristorante La Vela housed in San Giorgio Maggiore island’s yacht club
  • Meet the curatorial team and get an insight into the vision behind Homo Faber 2024
  • Enjoy a guided visit of the exhibition spaces with a Young Ambassador, a passionate craft and design student
  • Take home a handcrafted gift as a memory of Homo Faber 2024
  • Designed for small groups
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14:30 - 19:00

Sunset at Homo Faber 2024

Sunset at Homo Faber 2024

14:30 - 19:00
  • Meet the curatorial team and get an insight into the vision behind the Homo Faber 2024
  • Enjoy a guided visit of the exhibition spaces with a Young Ambassador, a passionate craft and design talent
  • Savour a sunset aperitivo crafted by a Michelin-starred chef at Ristorante La Vela housed in San Giorgio Maggiore island’s yacht club
  • Take home a handcrafted gift as a memory of Homo Faber 2024
  • Designed for small groups
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As per your wishes

Bespoke Experience

Bespoke Experience

As per your wishes
  • Visit Homo Faber 2024 on San Giorgio Maggiore island
  • Explore Venice's hidden workshops through Homo Faber In Città
  • See Venice in a new light, from unique culinary experiences across the city to wine tasting, we can tailor your experience to cater for your taste buds.
  • Enjoy a personal craft shopping experience with a craft specialist
  • Designed for small and larger groups of guests
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