May 15th - 17th 2017
180 Maiden Lane - New York
Florence lands in New York with a themed trade show for US professionals and buyers. A three-day trade show in New York City dedicated to high-end products exclusively Made in Tuscany, Italy. All the products have been created by the expert hands of artisans using processes passed down from father to son over decades, and inspired by the beauty and art of this region.
Consorzio Vasari will present its own companies, new to the American market, and which illustrate the excellence of Made in Florence and Made in Tuscany. It is possible that the products will remain in the new show room in New York.
Florence Municipality will also be present during the trade show illustrating folk traditions of the region, together with tourist operators who will present new, interesting Tuscan itineraries.
American buyers who visit the show will be immersed in an Italian atmosphere of artisan excellence, and will have direct contact with Florentine and Tuscan companies with consolidated historical roots. They will be able to touch unique products first hand, learn about Florentine folk traditions, and be tempted by typically Tuscan touristic, cultural, wine and food itineraries.
The three day program is indicated below:
Opening and inauguration of the Trade Show and VIP Preview.
Presence of authorities and press
Performance by the flag bearers “Bandierai degli Uffizi” of the historic Florentine parade
Tuscan dinner tasting and Chianti Classico wine tasting.
Gabriele Corcos Special Guest Chef-Business man with Florentine origins, star of American TV with the program "Extra Virgin" (Cooking Channel /Food Network – winner of the James Beard Prize), owner of the restaurant The Tuscan Gun, Brooklyn NY Author of Bestseller for the New York Times.
Chef Massimo Tanini from La Cantinetta di Bolgheri, in Tuscany.
Gift offered to guests.
The Italian goldsmith's art is above all history and traditional craftsmanship combined with innovative ideas proposed by the younger generation.
Total immersion in the atmosphere of the Florentine goldsmith masters where exhibiting companies will talk about their own gold and silver forms and fashion accessories.
The Florentine tradition of working with leather goes back to antiquity. Thanks to the proximity of the River Arno, which provided the endless supply of water needed for the tanning process, Florence and other small towns along the river became important producers of high quality leather. Today the market encourages these "artisans", the real protagonists of Made in Italy, to produce an extraordinarily soft and supple leather and to explore different textures, colors and embossing. Made in Italy is nourished by these characteristics, allowing the leather to be shaped to create unique, instantly recognizable items.
The specificity of an Italian product is contained in the concept of 'beauty', intimately linked to the excellence of an artisan production that aims for perfection and thus able to exceed stringent quality controls. Made in Italy products have a unique design, appreciated worldwide.
The excellence and culture of Made in Italy is enclosed in these clothes and accessories.
The products are designed and produced entirely in Italy, starting from the raw materials which are purchased directly from producers in the territory.
You will not find anything like this anywhere else in the world. Products that pulse with life and have a soul, the same as that of the small artisans who have created them with passion and wisdom.
The perfumes and flavors of Tuscan lands. Directly from small farms in the Tuscan countryside, the authenticity and originality of Made in Italy.
To promote and to enhance the value of Florentine and Tuscan craftsmanship and cultural heritage. Vasari Consortium acts as guarantor for a broad range of real, luxury products made in Florence, Italy.
Through our large network of partners, Vasari Consortium offers the opportunity to work with expert Italian companies that specialize in high-end products exclusively made in Tuscany. All products are created by expert hands of artisans through processes handed down from father to son since decades and inspired by the beauty and by the art of this Region.
Vasari Consortium works with institutional authorities such as Regione Toscana, the City of Florence and with artisanal associations like Confartigianato, to promote the excellence of artisanal products of Florence and Tuscany, reflecting the art, culture and tradition of this wonderful Region.
Our companies are all Italian companies that produce exclusively in Italy. The products are rigorously Made in Tuscany, and the result of expert hands that have passed down skills, from father to son, over decades. Italian excellence and exclusive luxury.
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Consorzio Vasari. Project co-financed under the ERDF ROP 2014-2020 Region of Tuscany