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Old 10-14-2014, 06:33 PM
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SR Johnson and friends in Stresa italy by Barry

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



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"




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:


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,


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



The Fracassi family enjoying the tapestry hall:



Saddle silver Italian style:





A very ornate table:



Looks like a great spot to wet a line:



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Old 10-15-2014, 04:42 AM
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Hey Barry, I'm totally blown away
You two guys are an absolute inspiration
Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing experience and your stunning! knife to match

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Beautiful place!


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Thank you, Barry. It was a great place to visit with the many great folks that attended, for which I am thankful. Many wonderful people are affiliated with the custom knife business!


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Old 10-15-2014, 03:59 PM
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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:



My friend Dan with Michael Walker



myself with the Facassis




Ed with Yoshindo Yoshihara and friends


SR Johnson and friends, including an artist who sculpts ivory







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Old 10-16-2014, 10:44 AM
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The morning of the show, The excitement builds!
in the room as the show is opened, as the invited buyers begin to enter:


World renowned knife makers and exhibitors Ron Lake and Jurgen Steinau leave there tables for a few minutes to visit the other tables and examine the brilliant work by Firmo and Francesca Fracassi on an Emmanuel Esposito knife:





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Old 10-18-2014, 10:14 PM
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My old engraving friend Joseph stopped in, I had not seen him in ten years. . .



As the time neared for the drawings the tempo built. . .



Esposito shows his fine work. . .



The excellent young engravers Armin Bundschuh and Simone Fezzarde stop by...




Simone takes a closer look at the S R Johnson dagger. . . .



As a drawing ends, Fogarizzu congratulates the winning collector on his bid, with paparazzi recording the event. . .



Fracassi taking in the S R Johnson dagger. . .



S R Johnson with a lucky collector. . . .



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Dear friend Steve Johnson.
Very nice photos.
Congratulations for your wonderful work. Italy is a beautiful country.
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Thank you, Romano. It was a great experience with great friends from many places.


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