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1 – 30 Sept. 2024

The Journey of LifeDiscover the programme of Homo Faber 2024

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The Journey of Life

Homo Faber 2024 invites you to discover the craftsmanship behind the objects that accompany life’s most precious moments.

Carefully selected by the Michelangelo Foundation, the magnificent objects on display are handcrafted by talented craftspeople from all over the world. Get a chance to meet some of the artisans and enjoy live demonstrations.



Be immersed in exceptional scenography imagined by Art Directors Luca Guadagnino and Nicolò Rosmarini, as they interpret the journey of a human life through craftsmanship.

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A global experience

Artisans live demonstrations

Watch the artisans at work and hear firsthand the stories behind their creations.

Cultural mediation

Be guided through the spaces by our Young Ambassadors, international craft and design talents representing the future of craftsmanship.

Participative craft workshops

Experience craft first-hand in participative workshops proposed by Mazda.

Culinary experiences

Enjoy artisan ingredients and unique flavours on San Giorgio Maggiore island. Taste artisan tea, savour appetizers and freshly made drinks in the gardens, tearoom or at the island’s yacht club.

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A rich diversity of interpretations

A fresh vision

See how the new generations are bringing a fresh vision to their crafts.

Tied to territory

Discover artisans whose work is closely linked to their home region.

A conscious approach

See up close how craftspeople are pushing the boundaries of their materials to expand their creative opportunities.

Savoir-faire behind iconic luxury pieces

Explore the craftsmanship behind iconic luxury pieces, as maisons reveal their cherished techniques. With the participation of: Maison Alaïa, Alexandra Llewellyn, Buccellati, Cartier, Chloé, de Gournay, Dunhill, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, le 19M et Lesage, J. & L. Lobmeyr, Montblanc, Panerai, Piaget, Santoni, Serapian, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels

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Event in numbers

400+

Artisans

50+

Countries

800+

Objects

400+

Artisans

50+

Countries

800+

Objects

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Enrich your experience

Explore
craft across Venice

Beyond the walls of Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Homo Faber in Città invites you to enrich your experience by exploring craft across Venice. Over 70 local artisans will throw open their workshop doors welcoming you to step behind the scenes and discover the tools, materials and skills mastered to bring to life contemporary objects, some which reflect age-old Venetian traditions, others which capture the spirit of Venice in a new way. It is a rare chance to visit the workshops for free without pre-booking specified hours.

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