Small stories of big dreams and talents in Trentino

A journey through tradition discovering the masters of local craftsmanship

Connection with the land, family traditions, passion and dedication: each object, crafted through a labour of love, tells a different story perpetuating the noble quest of passing down precious knowledge of old art and crafts.

In Trentino, the longstanding tradition of craftsmanship has naturally adapted to changes through time and progress, championing the connection between past and present, combining simple raw materials with innovative designs, linking the know-how of the founders with the forward-thinking of the new generations.

This is not a shopping guide but a collection of small stories for those who desire to discover something beyond the material value of things: an insight into local life, art and design heritage.

Discover here some of the most inspiring artisan shops in Trentino!

Giovelab, Valsugana

Nature and everyday living are the inspiration of Giorgia’s work that takes shape in beautifully crafted objects made of clay, ceramic and locally sourced wood. Unique handmade pieces filled with poetry and fairy tale glow, expressions of the artist’s passion and sensitivity towards the materials. Giovelab, Loc. Masi di Mezzo 72 a Pergine Valsugana - Tel. +39 347 777 8611

Artelèr, Mezzano

This old-fashioned textile workshop, nestled in ‘one of the most beautiful villages in Italy’, counts on century-old traditions and trade techniques to craft unique garments, homeware, accessories such as scarfs and handbags and a range of bridal wear. Artelèr, Via Semedela 12/A a Mezzano - Tel. +39 347 777 8611

Barbelart, Fierozzo, Valle dei Mocheni

Passion and care for raw materials such as wood have inspired Andrea Oberosler to open his carpentry workshop in Valle dei Mocheni. Through a labour of love, Andrea creates unique bespoke pieces ranging from indoor and outdoor furniture to home décor: owls are a signature of the artist and creations include old fashioned cradles. Barbelart, Fraz. San Felice – Maso Stolleri, 3 a Fierozzo - Tel. +39 338 5070988

Olga Casanova, Val di Sole

Edelweiss flowers, arnica, thyme and calendula are just some of the officinal plants grown at the Olga Casanova organic farm, set amongst the natural beauty of Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio. Love for the land and passion for all things natural have made this farm a symbol of excellence in the industry of natural beauty products. Olga Casanova, Via Marconi 44 a Cusiano di Ossana - Tel. +39 329 3771335

Naturalmente Vanoi, Fiera di Primiero

Through smart methods of repurposing natural ingredients such as fruit stones, grains, wood shavings and herbs, Naturalmente Vanoi produces a unique range of pillows filled with all the benefits nature can offer. Everything is certified organic. Naturalmente Vanoi -Via Garibaldi 24, Fiera di Primiero, - Tel. +39 0439 763063

Bollait - gente della lana, Valle dei Mocheni

The brainchild of a group of local ladies based in Valle dei Mocheni who shared a passion for wool and handmade products, Bollait advocates for locally produced wool with retail outposts at Agritur Mas del Saro and Klophof where you can find a range of naturally dyed wool alongside scarfs, gloves, handbags and much more. Comune di Palù del Fersina, Via Lenzi 42 a Palù del Fersina - Tel. +39 347 2914399

Fabbro Zanoni, Caldes

Artistic talent and craftsmanship in wrought ironwork passed down in the family. It’s the story of Luciano and Ivan Zanoni, the father and son duo who made a name for themselves in the traditional blacksmithing business but aslo in the global artistic scene with works commissioned from all over the world. Luciano Zanoni, Via S.Rocco 159/B a Caldes - Tel. +39 0463 901081

Published on 16/10/2019