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Some of the truly great artisans who have contributed to the fame of Italian crafts worldwide describe the future of Made in Italy on Samsung Maestros Academy.

 

Gildo Zegna

Gildo Zegna

The company started in 1910 when 18-year-old Ermenegildo Zegna founded Lanificio Zegna e Trivero, with the dream to produce the most beautiful textiles in the world. This was the first step that helped create one of the most famous family-run businesses in Italy. Today his nephew Gildo, alongside his sister Anna and his cousin Paolo, carries on that entrepreneurial spirit of his grandfather. Over the years, the craftsmanship of the artisans, which is fundamental in the realization of a Zegna dress, has been enriched by advances in textile and style studies. This has lead to some truly exceptional results.

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Angela Missoni

Angela Missoni

Missoni is a fashion company founded in 1953 by Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. The innovation and research that goes into the knitting techniques has always characterized the brand’s style, which has revolutionized some fundamental rules of fashion. Missoni has always stood for excellence. It still develops a handmade product that is distinguished by a careful selection of raw materials, a deep sensitivity to the colors and patterns of the piece while maintaining a high attention to detail. Under new leadership and the creative direction of Angela Missoni, the fashion house has, for the last 20 years, continued to stand out for its contemporary and timeless style.

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Cesare Verona

Cesare Verona

Aurora, an excellence in artisanship and Made In Italy that has accompanied Italy's history since the immediate postwar period. Style, professionalism, dedication with slight internationalism - these are the features of one of the most prestigious and important companies in Italy. Today, Aurora is the undisputed icon of Made in Italy, a recognised and appreciated pole of luxury in more than 50 countries throughout the world. An Aurora pen is not just a tool for writing, but a way of life and a mentality.

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Matteo Lunelli

Matteo Lunelli

Ferrari is the first Italian wine house to produce classic method sparkling wines. Ferrari, a truly illustrious brand, has symbolised, for more than a hundred years, what the Italian way of life is all about − style and excellence, Made in Italy. As a leader brand in Italy, Ferrari exports its 12 Trentodoc products to more than 50 countries. It has been selected by the Italy pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 as wine provider when the official toasts are proposed.

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Alice Rapetti

Alice Rapetti

Borsalino is not just a successful company. It is a true timeless icon, which 150 years on is still synonymous with elegance, unmistakable style and above all "Made in Italy". Over the decades, Borsalino hats have told the story of fashion, always keeping up with the times and bringing tradition and innovation together perfectly thanks to its constant research into new materials, textiles and colours, in perfect harmony with the design of new models and combinations.

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Virginia Villa

Virginia Villa

Stradivarius violins are sought after by museums and collectors worldwide. It is a very rare honour for musicians to play them. In a word, Stradivarius instruments are truly works of art in their own right, and the emblems of Made in Italy quality. Each violin is unique. Each comes from a great tradition, from skills and know-how and from the creativeness of a master stringed-instrument maker. Embodied by each and every violin is a great desire - the desire to reach out to the world entire and endow upon music a new, perfect sound that will most surely be a great source of satisfaction, pride and prestige. Virginia Villa, the Director of the Fondazione Stradivari foundation, is personally committed to a project entailing not only cultural events but also occasions for raising the level of awareness among young people and teamworkers in regard to the need to conserve musical instruments.

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Andrea Buccellati

Andrea Buccellati

The Buccellati family has been making its inimitable jewellery for nearly 300 years. Granddad was one of the first to take Italian crafts excellence on a trans-oceanic journey, starting out from the home port of a single shop in Milan. Today, Andrea, the Chairman and Artistic Director of the Maison, follows on. It is a question of conserving the traditions of yesteryear, working closely with craftspeople and seeking out the most refined, precise manual techniques to produce unique jewellery renowned throughout the world. The inspiration comes from Italy's history, its art and cultural heritage, blending with a classical sense of elegance. Classical but never predictable! This is the enduring Buccellati way. Buccellati, an iconic, timeless jewellery business!

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Giuseppe Colombo

Giuseppe Colombo

Ever since the sixties, Gallo has been revolutionizing the concept of hosiery within the worlds of textiles and clothing through classic models with innovative design features. The man behind the colour revolution that has galvanized world attention is Giuseppe, the Managing Director and Creative Director. Coloured socks, stripes thick and thin, increasingly special weaves and innovative materials all contribute to the quality of an unmistakably Gallo product. And then there's the Gallo hallmark feature to be found in all these hosiery products - the contrast darning. The hallmark feature of the work of a company that is a byword for perfection and quality both in Italy and worldwide.

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Guido Gobino

Guido Gobino

Since he was six years old he has been breathing the scent of chocolate and toasted hazelnuts in the family business. In 1985 he began to manage it, wisely combining innovation with a great Turin tradition. This is how new explorations led to immediate success, thanks to an endless passion for the best ingredients. A fascinating journey that makes him proud even today, making Gobino an even more attractive and famous brand all over the world.

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Luciana Savignano

Luciana Savignano

"I’m not a dancer, but rather a person who needs to express herself by dancing".
Luciana Savignano fell in love with dancing when her father took her to the Teatro alla Scala to see Swan Lake. She trained very thoroughly over the years, with the immense dedication of great artists. She became an Étoile in 1972. Helping the young as they train is still a great source of satisfaction for her, because by dancing you can dream on.

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René Caovilla

René Caovilla

Born in the shoe factory founded by his grandfather in 1934, Edoardo Caovilla represents the third generation of a company which creates typical “art objects called shoes”. These are characterized thanks to their womanliness and an extravagance touch. Perfectly hand-refined, Caovilla’s jewel-shoes represent the perfect union between Venetian handcrafting and high technology. An Italian excellence wore by many celebrities on red carpets all over the world, a reality which aims to make many young talents grow.

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Davide Oldani

Davide Oldani

After attending a hospitality management school, Davide “planned” his next career steps by joining great Maestros such as Gualtiero Marchesi in Italy, Albert Roux in London, Alain Ducasse in Monte Carlo and Pierre Hermé in Paris. On returning to Milan, he reckoned the time had come to set up on his own. This is the story behind POP cuisine – wide culinary appeal, plus ingredients of superlative quality. A “multi-star” instance of Made in Italy excellence which has already achieved a position of world renown.

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Maurizio Marinella

Maurizio Marinella

Maurizio’s grandfather, Eugenio, the head of the family and founder of Marinella, wanted his grandchild to come the shop for a few hours every day. The boy had to see what went on there. Eugenio understood what training means. He knew that only by being there physically would Maurizio learn first hand the things that can’t be taught – the thrill of close contact with tradition!

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