Officine Saffi Miart 7

MIART 2018

13-15 aprile 2018

Officine Saffi will take part in Miart fair, Object section curated by Hugo Mcdonald

Come visit at Booth O11 Stand 3!



22- 25 February 2018

Also this year Officine Saffi will partecipate at Collect, International Art Fair for contemporary Objects in London! Waiting for you at booth 4.2!



7 - 11 February 2018

Officine Saffi will partecipate at the fifteenth edition of Zsona Maco, most important fair for design and contemporary art in South America.

We'll be at Centro Citibanamex, stand ZMD12.

Artverona Officinesaffi 2


Officine Saffi will attend ArtVerona

13 - 16 October 2017 

Officine Saffi will partecipate at the ArtVerona thirteenth edition with Gianluca Quaglia​, Nero/Alessandro Neretti​, Irina Razumovskaya​, Paolo Riolzi, Carlo Zauli​...
Come meet us at pavillon 12!


Collect London

Officine Saffi will be participating in Collect 2017.

Saatchi Gallery - First floor, Stand 7.5

Artists on show: CaCO3, Robert Cooper, Sangwoo Kim, Irina Razumovskaya, Luca Tripaldi, Kati Tuominen, Mariko Wada, Andrea Walsh.

From 2 to 6 February 2017.

Artefiera 2017


Officine Saffi will be participating in Arte Fiera 2017

Hall 25 Booth B93

Officine Saffi will be showing a special project focused on two artists still underestimated, Carlo Zauli and Nanni Valentini. In collaboration with the artists' archives, we will show a selection of works from the 70s and 80s, for a thorough investigation into their poetic and production.

From 27 to 30 January 2017.

Artverona 2016


Contemporary Art Fair

Officine Saffi will take part in the 12th edition of ArtVerona with a selection of international artists and a big installation for the curatorial area King Kong. Come to see us at Booth i2, Pavilion 12.

Shozo Michikawa Argillà

Twisted Sculpture by Shozo MIchikawa

Workshop and demonstration by Shozo Michikawa.

Two meetings to discover the dynamics and sculptural forms by the Japanese artist Shozo Michikawa at Argillà Italy, with the unique opportunity to experience the master's techniques.


Shozo Michikawa will be demonstrating his unique process of cutting and facetting work that is then expanded on the wheel to produce his dynamic sculptural forms and explore the following areas: altering forms, composite forms, faceting and cutting clay.

The participants who are interested can take turns at the wheel to put into practice the techniques demonstrated. A reasonable skill level on the potter's wheel is necessary.

Dates and times:
Thursday 1st September, 3pm-6.30pm
Friday 2nd September, 10am-1.30pm

Venue of course:
Museo Carlo Zauli,
Via della Croce, 6, Faenza

Cost of participation:

Number of participants:
Max 12 persons per meeting

Inscriptions deadline:
July 29 2016

How to subscribe:
Each participant can attend only one meeting, by completing the inscription form or by writing an email to or

tel. to 02 36685696.

Drawing 2014 Nicholas Lees


Open studio with the artist Nicholas Lees

Officine Saffi is pleased to invite you on Thursday, June 30 at 6.30pm to the open studio with the artist Nicholas Lees.

Liquid : Solid, is the title of the artist's recent experiments on the boundaries of matter and the interaction between what is solid and material, and what is fluid and elusive. The starting point of his research is an investigation into how to represent physical and spatial edges, the shadows of matter. Lees developed this theme during his residency at Officine Saffi in Milan by examining boundaries and how they can be seen and felt through shadows, incorporating the idea of the uncertainty of materiality.


Nicholas works with wall relief panels, integrating his paper creations with those in ceramics. The embossed panels permit a wide freedom to experiment using ceramic forms (solid) and thick viscous glazes (liquid).

Nicholas Lees was awarded the Cersaie Award at the 59th Premio Faenza, the result of a collaboration between Officine Saffi and the Faenza International Museum of Ceramics.
The project this year at the second edition will end in September with Helene Kirchmair, winner ex aequo with Thomas Stollar for the Under 40 section.

With the Artist in Residence project, Officine Saffi presents itself as a centre for the promotion and diffusion of culture and of contemporary art production. It offers a chance to exchange knowledge involving guest artists and the entire community. The result of this osmosis will be the final project exhibited at the end of the residency programme in a dedicated exhibition at the Officine Saffi gallery. Through their residency, the guest artist has the opportunity to become a part of the surrounding environment and of local culture, interpreting and incorporating the new stimuli in the Officine Saffi medium of choice, ceramics.

Visitors to the event will also be able to enjoy an exhibition entitled "Officine Saffi hosts the 59th Premio Faenza".

Nicholas Lees
He is a graduate of University of Kent (BA), University of the West of England (BA) and University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (MA). His work has been exhibited widely in the UK and overseas and is held in private and public collections including York City Art Gallery, Westerwald Keramikmuseum in Germany and Royal Caribbean International. He has won several awards including the Premio Cersaie at the 59th Premio Faenza, (Italy) and the 3rd prize in 2003, the Desmond Preston Prize for Excellence in Drawing at the RCA in 2012 and the National Sculpture Award from the Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool in 2010. He worked as a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University between 2000 and 2010 and as a Visiting Lecturer since 2010.
In 2012 he completed an MPhil by project at the Royal College of Art. The work from this project -‘Drawing and Fabrication’- was first exhibited at SHOW2012 at the RCA in June 2012.
He lives and works in Hampshire.

Event Information
Liquid : Solid I Open studio

Thursday, June 30 I 6.30 - 9pm

Officine Saffi
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday 10am - 6,30pm. Saturday 11am - 6pm.
Sunday by appointment
Free entrance

Public information

Tel.: +39 02 36 68 56 96

Francesca Salvatore
Tel.: +39 02 36 68 56 96

In collaboration with

Logo Mic Faenza

Finland Fuori Salone 1

iconic finland

Unique Finnish ceramics and design furniture

During Milan Design Week, Officine Saffi offers a special focus on modern and contemporary Finnish design.


Iconic FInland
Unique Finnish ceramics and design furniture from the ‘50s to contemporary Alvar Aalto, Kati Tuominen and more Scandinavian designers

Friday, 15th April 5-9pm
Aperitif with dj-set by DY//OZ

Officine Saffi Gallery
Via Aurelio Saffi, 7
20123 – Milan, Italy