Stefano Micelli published his authoritative analysis of Italian artisanal craft Futuro Artigiano in 2011. His research shows how artisan traditions have evolved to include sophisticated contemporary tools and technologies. In 2012, the book received the ADI Design Index prize. Professor of Business Economics and Management
at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, he is the author of several articles and volumes, one of the most recent being Fare è innovare. Il nuovo lavoro artigiano (To make is to innovate. The new craftwork, edited
by Il Mulino, 2016). Central to his work
is how craftsmanship, using a local and digital-based approach, can be the key to the international future of manufacturing diffused prosperity, especially in the face of mass-produced industrial design.