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Corsini Garden

text Martina Olivieri

September 15, 2022

Artigianato e Palazzo 2022

From 16 to 18 September in the setting of Giardino Corsini, the 28th edition of the event dedicated to craftsmanship excellence

From 16 to 18 September 2022, ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO returns to the Giardino Corsini in Florence, the exhibition promoted by the Associazione Giardino Corsini, of which Sabina Corsini is president, together with Neri Torrigiani, the creator and organiser of the exhibition. Every year, the exhibition brings to the attention an original new selection of over 90 witnesses of the highest craft tradition, with a special focus on the emerging generations, selected from Italy and Europe.

Corsini Garden


ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO offers an unprecedented journey among the protagonists of yesterday's and today's artisan culture - from craftsmen to artdesigners - along a route that winds its way through the Lemon Grove of the Renaissance Garden and some rooms of Palazzo Corsini. Animated by exhibitions, installations, workshops and events, it offers an opportunity to reflect on the role of the artisan in contemporary society.

The Corsini Garden was designed by the Roman architect Gherardo Silvani

"In these twenty-eight years, our commitment has been and will continue to be not only to bring the best craftsmen to the attention of a vast public, but above all to safeguard the independence of the workshops, which are the pivot of their existence, the result of creative ingenuity and experimentation in the field," say Sabrina Corsini and Neri Torrigiani. "Because talking about 'made in Italy craftsmen' means above all rejecting globalisation and developing proximity.

Sabina Corsini, President of the Giardino Corsini Association producer of the annual event dedicated to high craftsmanship Artigianato e Palazzo, this year from 16 to 19 September


The Prince Exhibition entitled CONCIAPELLI. Heirs to a Major Art of this 28th edition, set up in the Ballroom of Palazzo Corsini, is dedicated to the Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale (Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium). Founded in 1994 by a small group of Tuscan tanners, today it brings together 20 vegetable-tanned leather tanneries operating between the provinces of Florence and Pisa, the only district recognised worldwide for this particular type of high quality processing, which has its roots in Tuscan tradition.

Mostra Principe Conciapelli

“Siamo orgogliosi che il Consorzio abbia accettato il nostro invito, individuando in ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO l’appuntamento idoneoper condividere il valore delle loro produzioni sostenibili con un pubblico ampio e trasversale e poter costruire così, in prospettiva, un cambiamento più consapevole nella scelta d’acquisto” dichiara Neri Torrigiani.

“Accogliamo una eccellenza del distretto Toscano dove la lavorazione delle pelle ha origini antiche e un presente prestigioso, come lo testimoniano i tanti poli produttivi di brand internazionali di accessori di alta gamma che hanno sede in questa parte della toscana”, afferma Sabina Corsini.

ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO offers three days to discover the masterpieces of more than 90 master craftsmen; to meet the young winners of the "Blogs&Crafts Europe" competition; to understand the preciousness of a leather worked with vegetable tanning in the "Mostra Principe" dedicated this year to the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium; to attend the meetings at the Giardinetto delle Rose, including the presentation of the results of a survey conducted for the "Kindness and Sustainability" project; listen to Annamaria Tossani and her new guests during the appointments with "Ricette di Famiglia" (Family Recipes) and taste the dishes created by the chef-doctors of the Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu in Florence on the kitchen set up by Castae served to the public on Fornasetti's hand-decorated porcelain plates from the iconic "Tema e Variazioni" series; visit in the Focus area the new Artex exhibition dedicated to the excellences of Tuscany and the video installation by Toscana Promozione in the 'Boschereccia' of Palazzo Corsini; travel with your imagination among the exhibitors from the Loire Valley Region; admire under the Loggia the installations of the carpentry workshop of the San Patrignano Community in the new installation curated by Cosimo Bonciani; learn in the free open-air workshops many craft techniques for adults and children.

riccardo penko

And all this along an exhibition route that winds its way between the Limonaie and the Palazzo and also includes the private spaces on the ground floor with the exclusive pavilions handcrafted in canvas decorated by Guido Toschi Marazzani Visconti in his Turin workshop.

Palazzo Corsini

Atmospheres that become the subjects of the new communication campaign entrusted this year to the drawings of Paolo Fiumi, a Florentine architect, theatre set designer and illustrator whose drawings have appeared in the best fashion magazines in recent years.

Il Merlo Lavoro

Kindness and Sustainability is the project that ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO asked Irene Ivoi - an ecodesigner and industrial designer expert in waste policy and prevention - to realise, imagining a guided invitation to act according to the principles of a circular economy. The project saw the creation of a GUIDE and a GLOSSARY presented at the last edition of the exhibition and available at

Also this year, the BLOGS & CRAFTS young craftsmen and the web competition aimed at crafts under 35 crosses borders thanks to the collaboration with the World Crafts Council Europe.

The FAMILY RECIPES event - curated by journalist Annamaria Tossani every day at 6 p.m. in the little rose garden - this year entitled "IL CRIMINÈ È SERVITO" (Crime is Served) features four of the most important Italian crime writers and others with some of their books: Patrizia Debicke Van Der Noot, Lucio Nocentini, Marco Vichi and Enzo Fileno Carabba.

Through their stories, they will tell us how the inspiration for a crime book comes about and the secrets of creating suspense, right up to the resolution of the case. But above all the recipes that characterise their characters in the kitchen, thus creating a diversion and a window on their daily lives.


ARTISANATO E PALAZZO was founded in Florence in 1995, from an idea of Neri Torrigiani promoted by Giorgiana Corsini, with the intention of preserving and promoting high craftsmanship, the value of handmade products, and attention to detail.

The name itself is intended to recall and highlight the strong social relevance of the craftsman, whose workshop once thrived around the Palazzo, seen as a 'showcase' and a place for experimentation. This allowed a continuous exchange with patrons of all classes and offered the craftsman the opportunity to benefit from a direct relationship with the population as the holder of social aesthetics.

Although it is rooted in the most ancient craft tradition, it wants to highlight the contemporary nature of craftsmanship in order to enhance its figure, work and role in the cultural and commercial context, as a high expression of quality and technique.

Corsini Garden

The exhibition brings together and presents a new selection of artisans each year and is produced by the Associazione Giardino Corsini of which Sabina Corsini is now president.

The "Mostra Principe" takes the form of a true "exhibition within an exhibition" and spectacularly illustrates the creative path of a brand that has made the artisan matrix the key to its success, acting as a beacon and stimulus for other artisans. Over the years, many important companies - both national and international - have shared their creativity and history by setting up the 'Mostra Principe', which always proves to be a feather in the cap for ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO and an important enrichment for visitors.

XXVIII edition
16/18 September 2022
Continuous opening hours 10/19
Corsini Garden
Via della Scala, 115
Via Il Prato, 58
Minimum offer € 10.00
free up to 12 years

and also
- The 'entrance ticket' to ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO will allow reduced entrance to HZERO until 30.09
- The agreement between ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO and Museo Salvatore Ferragamo will entitle visitors to free admission to one of the two exhibitions by presenting the admission ticket for the other on 16-18 September 2022.

For further information
ph. +39 055 2654588/89

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