Renato Valtorta. Photo Emanuele Zamponi. Pag. successiva: Artigiano al lavoro nel laboratorio di Valtorta Decor. Next page: an artisan working at the Valtorta Decor workshop.
furnishings atelier “Valtorta Decor” in Desio. Educating and “forging” new talents is the key that will allow small and medium-sized artistic handicraft businesses in Lombardy to project themselves beyond the current crisis period by keeping their quality standards high and promoting their extraordinary social and economic value. “We are thrilled with the results of the first edition of the ARTIS Project, of which we appreciated the longsightedness and concreteness, and it is our intention to continue with this experience,” says Franco Cologni, President of the Cologni Foundation for Artistic Craft Professions. “Today more than ever, in fact, we are aware of how necessary it is to support and motivate those youths that make a courageous choice: committing their creativity and talent to a profession that demands sacrifice and dedication, but which, in perspective, will yield tangible and extraordinary satisfactions.”
PICCOLE GIOIE Maria Grazia Brunini, owner of the goldsmith and jeweller’s workshop “Piccole gioie”, works in the splendid setting of her studio-workshop, which is located inside an industrial archaeology complex of outstanding beauty in Magnago, in the province of Milano. The project she is tackling, together with her apprentice Nathan Podavitte, is devoted to technological development aimed at expansion into foreign markets. Working with a rapid prototyping machine, which is a kind of “printer” used to produce three-dimensional prototypes from computerized designs that she was able to purchase also thanks to the voucher obtained in the context of the ARTIS project, Maria Grazia guides her apprentice with the experience and imagination she is famous for, and Nathan works on the projects from the design to the complete object,
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