Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua along with other historical Venetian companies have been organizing cultural events to let the world know about ancient knowledge that can be found only in Venice. Their crafts production is the fruit of creativity and craftsmanship of excellence that has a long tradition in the Serenissima.
A shared project to preserve and innovate Venetian craftsmanship
In the wake of these activities, and under the aegis of Venezia da Vivere, they have founded the association Alto Artigianato Venezia. Their goal is to enhance the uniqueness of craft creations, encouraging interactions with contemporary design and the international audience.
Stefano Micelli chairs the scientific committee of the association, which decides on the projects to develop. He’s a journalist and economist at Ca’ Foscari University, author of two books on the evolution of craftsmanship, and curator of some pavilions of “Homo Faber”.
The founding companies
The four founding companies, prestigious examples of “Made in Venice” know-how, share a deep bond with the city and the uniqueness of their art in which creativity and mastery, tradition and innovation coexist.
In addition to our Tessitura, they have entered this project:
Orsoni Venezia 1888; a historical Venetian furnace that creates enamels and 24k gold mosaics, using the same techniques since 1888.
Martina Vidal Venezia; they make Burano laces, luxury home linen with fine yarns and handmade embroideries.
Lunardelli Venezia; founded in 1967, this Venetian company is specialized in the creation of beautiful objects that combine wood with other materials: traditional craftsmanship with a modern twist.
A presentation in style at Venice Fashion Week
The new-born association was presented on October 22nd during the Venice Fashion Week. The event, held at the Fornace Orsoni, revealed the first collaborations between two of the companies involved and contemporary designers. These projects promote fine craftsmanship, and sustainable fashion and design: fashion accessories created by British designer Patrick McDowell with Orsoni Venezia 1888 mosaics and a capsule collection by fashion designer Tiziano Guardini for our Tessitura.
A bright future for fine craftsmanship
We have enthusiastically joined this new association whose commitment is to demonstrate that craftsmanship is alive and kicking, and it can integrate with the modernity of contemporary design.We share the same goals: to preserve the art of handicraft and the uniqueness of Venetian know-how, as well as the desire to make it more modern.