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YouNique - Fine Craft Art & Design, "a splendid symphony of emotions"

YouNique – Fine Craft Art & Design is an intimate and exclusive event that presents a world of high craftsmanship in all its artistic aspects. In the neoclassical setting of the rooms of Villa Ciani, a charming nineteenth-century dwelling overlooking Lake Ceresio at Lugano, the occasion is a byword for the exclusivity of the handmade, an emblematic illustration of art blending with craftsmanship, and a showcase for artisans passionately striving to create unique pieces. Visiting guests will embark on a journey that takes them through many lands and cultures.

 

“YouNique Lugano, a splendid symphony of emotions”

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A peculiarity that makes YouNique a one-off event in the panorama of exhibitions dedicated to craftsmanship is the actual presence of true Master Craftsmen of exceptional quality who exhibit their own artifacts. It is a truly winning combination that offers the visitor a truly special and high quality experience.

Starting with next edition, YouNique Lugano will be taking place in March, the month of spring and of rebirth, grasping the energy and the desire for creativity that permeates the air at that the time of year.

During the two days in Lugano, skilled master craftsmen, artists and designers will have the opportunity to show visitors, families and professionals in the sector, not only splendid artfully made artifacts, a true hymn to creativity, craftsmanship and experience, but also some of the fascinating work phases that the public rarely has the opportunity to see.

Younique in Lugano takes you on a symbolic journey through geographical areas that have a great vocation for craftsmanship, where men and women have found ways to transform their passions into wonderful craftwork, standing out as outsiders in their own fields: whether that be in ceramics or glass, mosaic or inlay, bronze or marble, fabrics, self-produced design, tailoring, jewellery, shoes, watches, furnishings or musical instruments.

YouNique artisans

YouNique for Tuscany

The “Special guest” of the 2022 edition of YouNique is Tuscany which, thanks to an important collaboration with Confartigianato Florence and Oma-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte, will be present with a representation of artisan excellence.

The exhibitors coming from Tuscany, will be recognizable thanks to the “YouNique for Tuscany” plaque.

Parallel initiatives

The cultural journey of the 2022 edition will be dedicated to the exhibition “Sono Tazza di Te! 100 smashing women designer” by the DcomeDesign Association

See Sono Tazza di Te!

A rich program of initiatives

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“YouNique Taste Experience”, where goodness is an art, where you can taste and buy delicious international food and excellent wines.

See YouNique Taste Experience

Thanks to the high quality of what has been offered in these journeys, the event has enjoyed since its first edition the patronage and support of the City of Lugano and the favour of professionals in these fields.

YouNique – Fine Craft Art & Design is an event conceived and curated by Andrea Peri, director, and Sonia Gaffuri, event manager, on behalf of Target Management SA.