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Style Edit: Unravelling Tod’s latest exhibition at the Venice Biennale

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Tod’s “The Art of Craftsmanship” exhibition

The second chapter in this story recently ran at the Venice Biennale.

A still life from Tod’s “The Art of Craftsmanship”

“The Art of Craftsmanship, a Project by Venetian Masters” highlighted the artistry behind the brand’s most celebrated and iconic shoe, the Gommino, through Venetian masters, and their art and instruments.

The iconic Tod’s Gommino shoe

Renowned Venetian masters such as glassblower Roberto Beltrami and woodworker Piero Dri have taken inspiration from the Gommino and Tod’s DNA to create original masterpieces that showcase the enduring style and allure of these revered, traditional skills.

Glass art from Murano-born Lucio Bubacco

This special collaboration between Tod’s and Venice’s skilled artisans strengthens the brand’s commitment to preserving and protecting the Made in Italy label and the art of traditional craftsmanship – a value that is shared by countries across the globe.

Venetian gold-leaf beaters Mario Berta Battiloro

Alongside the exhibition, Tod’s is also the main partner of the Venice Biennale’s Italian Pavilion, which will showcase the stunning art installation Due Qui / To Hear, created by Massimo Bartolini and curated by Luca Cerizza.

By upholding and preserving Italy’s unique heritage and culture, Tod’s has created an inspiring footprint and leading example for others to follow.

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