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Engravers And Knifemakers At The New Arts In Metal Show In Stresa Italy


Barry Lee Hands

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I recently attended the all new Arts in Metal show in the beautiuful lakeside town of Stresa, Italy.

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It was a great event attended by some of the best knifemakers and most trend setting collectors in the world.

S R Johnson was an invited maker, and he asked me to collaborate on this piece with him:

"La Divina Proporzione"

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Here is a link to the rest of the knives and makers:

http://artsinmetal.com/?p=23

The location, the Regina Palace Hotel , on the shores of Lake Maggiore,is in the centre of Stresa and faces the Borromean Islands. This hotel represents a fine example of prestige both in the hotel world and historically speaking. The four-star Regina Palace hotel opened in 1908, and still preserves its Art Nouveau period decoration.The unique combination of charm and modernity will render a stay in one of the 214 rooms or suites – all furnished with period pieces and equipped with every facility – totally unforgettable.

It had an AWESOME pool area.

 

A view from the rooms:

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One of the major attractions of the Lake Maggiore/ Stresa area is the Isola Bella, an Island with a palace, a group of the collectors and exhibitors went together on a day tour, to see the sights of the island.

The boatride from the Hotel to Isola Bella,

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The entrance hall (mudroom) of the Borromeo palace on the island:

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The Fracassi family enjoying the tapestry hall:

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Saddle silver Italian style:

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A very ornate table:

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Looks like a great spot to wet a line:

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Thank you. . .

Yes, there was a lot of great socializing going on, there was an outdoor reception with drinks and hor'doeuvres the first night which many makers and collectors attended.

Here are some pics:

 

Rick Appleton the maker and Daisy, the collector:

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My friend Dan with Michael Walker

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myself with the Facassis

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Ed with Yoshindo Yoshihara and friends

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SR Johnson and friends, including an artist who sculpts ivory

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