FLORENCE, ITALY – The 81st International Handicrafts Trade Fair 2017 (from April 22 to May 1, 2017) is an event which hosted the most important master craftsmen of history inside a privileged space, where tradition and innovation merge to create extremely valuable handmade products.
The Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy, has hosted the International Handicrafts Trade Fair since 1978. A masterpiece of the military Renaissance architecture, the Fortezza da Basso was planned by Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane and commissioned by Duke Alessandro de’ Medici, and was built between 1534 and 1537.
In the 81st International Handicrafts Trade Fair 2017 everybody can find itineraries between history and contemporariness: from the Monumental Area to the Polveriera, perfectly restored, up to the Spadolini and Cavaniglia pavilions, modern areas devoted to exhibitions.
The 81st International Crafts of Florence opened, in this edition, the Design Space section: home decor, graphic & interior design.The new area will be dedicated to emerging creativity and host traditional and digital craftsmen, designers, illustrators presenting original products made in one piece or in limited edition. These are creations in which intertwine tradition, contemporary aesthetics, research and experimentation and that can make unique and innovative living spaces.
Every year, residents and visitors you can admire the works of the ancient Florence workshops, as well as remote arts which are being rediscovered through the fair itineraries, following a harmonious path among the Italian regions and the countries of the whole world.
The International Handicrafts Trade Fair is the place where culture, arts, handicraft traditions and new creativities meet and shape up to become exclusive. Unique pieces, modelled by experienced hands, dedicated to people who want to stand out. Classical, modern, ethnic, contemporary, feasible – any kind of style here finds its ideal dimension.
Opening Times from April 22 to May 1, 2017: everyday from 10am to 10.30pm (last day closing at 08.00pm). Venue: Fortezza da Basso, Florence. Full tickets: 6 euros (Saturday and Sunday), 4 euros (working days).