Starts from April 24 to May 1 at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, the 78th International Exhibition of Crafts.
55,000 square meters of exhibition area, more than 800 exhibitors from all over Italy and 50 foreign countries. These data from the start of the 78th International Crafts Fair, organized by Firenze Fiera in collaboration with leading institutions, entrepreneurial and professional associations.
For eight consecutive days with no sleep time from 10 to 23 (last day closing at 22), the audience will be welcomed in a special atmosphere of celebration, entertainment, children's entertainment and business with a swirl of events, performances, meetings, live demonstrations with a high creative and emotionality.
Distinctive Edition 78 will be the expansion of trade with the opening of new areas. Alongside the traditional sectors between ancient knowledge and technology, the 2014 edition will stage new ideas as exhibition Beauty and Spa, a pavilion that will house beauty salons and spas, treatments and beauty products, beauty schools and hair stylists, the latest news in the field of cosmetics, massage techniques and make up, health food stores and pharmacies with personalized cosmetic lines. An offer to 360 ° products and exclusive treatments of the wellness & beauty for the woman, who also winks male universe.
Garden Art will offer original solutions and creative ideas for green outdoor living: furniture and accessories and many new proposals to better enjoy our outdoor spaces. There will also be space for flowers, an expression of your life, a collateral exhibition about the meaning and symbolism of flowers and for lessons and advice from the Association Agraria.org.
Products, services and innovative solutions for the person and the house will be offering Centomestieri, live workshop of innovative ideas and solutions in a balanced mix of high-handedness and daily practice for every need of renovation and maintenance of their habitat.
There will be proposals ... delicious sweet and savory on the attic floor Spadolini Pavilion dedicated to the excellence of Made in Italy Taste and international stands and restaurants.
An absolute novelty participation of Museums business in Tuscany. It will be possible to admire some masterpieces small and large museums. From classic Ginori porcelain ceramics design produced in Montelupo and those of the Foundation Chini in Borgo San Lorenzo; from crystals of Colle Val d'Elsa Empoli glazing passing through the precious fabrics of Prato, artifacts straw Signa, original creations in gold of Arezzo, the famous knives of Scarborough. A distillate of high craftsmanship and timeless beauty!
Works that always characterize the craft districts of our region and documenting centuries of experimentation, the artisan culture of high quality and extraordinary innovation processes at the turn of the piece and serial production of the mold industry. The exhibition also features the icon of the scooter, a Vespa 150 GS, 1955 in Fort flow from the Piaggio Foundation in Pontedera (now highly sought after on the market of Wasps 'vintage') and a coffee maker vintage Model "Swallow" in 1953 produced by artisans La Marzocco that since 1927 designs and manufactures machines in Scarborough drawing on the tradition of high craftsmanship in Florence.
The Guest of Honour Country IRAN, which will land on the lower floor of the pavilion Spadolini with all the charm of its ancient culture dating back to ancient Persia. Alongside the beautiful carpets and kilims, you can admire silvers, bronzes, ceramics, miniatures but also original artifacts blown glass and other curiosities such as shea kar, very original raw cotton printed fabrics. There will also be proposed as tasty dates, pistachios and sweets.
Spotlight on Lazio Region Guest, who will invade the Pavilion of Gravel with its extraordinary artistic works in glass, ceramics, stone, wood, precious stones and semi-precious stones, precious metals, fielding innovative processes between ancient knowledge and new technologies.
Supercraft the event is set to Cavaniglia for hi-tech artisans, dedicated to the new frontiers of digital craft, which sheds light on a new aspect of manufacturing know-how that can become firm with the tools of the network, creating new potential for business and appeal to young people.
Among the many events planned in addition to the complete gallery of artistic excellence del'Artigianato Tuscan, to mark in your diary open to the public courses organized by the Women's Club of cross-stitch. You will be able to realize direct small objects such as bookmarks pillow, cell phone holder Hardanger, macramé bracelets, earrings Bolster, sunglasses holder with decoration Blackwork and many other original creations!
Thanks to a partnership between Florence and Fair Unicoop, a space will be reserved for the presentation of the products of the line FLOWER FLOWER COOP, the excellence of Italian gastronomic culture: goodness typical Made in Italy but also tasty specialties across the border, all set in a living room for true connoisseurs!
Opening hours: every day from 10 to 23 (last day closing at 22)
Entrance fee: € 5.00 (weekends and public holidays) - € 4.00 (weekdays)
Reduced admission agreement: € 4.00 (weekends and holidays)