In the splendid setting of the Castello Carlo V in Lecce, on Saturday, October 14th, the award ceremony for “Manibus” took place, an accolade that celebrates Italian excellence in craftsmanship and manual expertise.

The evening was hosted by Giuseppe Calabrese, a professor and presenter of Linea Verde, Alina Liccione, presenter of Telenorba, and Elisabetta Ferracini, providing a show that paid tribute to Italian art and creativity.

Among the winners of the prestigious Manibus award, there were illustrious names who shone in their respective fields. Antonio De Matteis, CEO of the Kiton Group, was recognized for his exceptional contribution to the high-end fashion industry. Kiton’s quality and attention to detail have become synonymous with luxury and sophistication, and Antonio De Matteis played a fundamental role in establishing the brand as a leader in the sector.

But Manibus also celebrated other exceptional figures: Anikó, chef patron of La Madonnina del Pescatore, and Moreno Cedroni, rightfully received the award for their innovative culinary creations. Carlotta De Bevilacqua, president and CEO of the Artemide Group, was honored for her vision and her ability to take design lighting to a higher level. Actor Neri Marcorè, the master trabucchista Giuseppe Marino, the master trullaro Giuseppe Palmisano, luthier Ester Passiatore, president of De Le Costantine Maria Cristina Rizzo, Sergio Tamborini, CEO of Ratti S.p.A., fashion designer Tamal Taslaq, and director Edoardo Winspeare also received recognition for their extraordinary contributions in their respective fields.

Manibus is more than just an award; it is a tribute to the passion and talent that make Italy a beacon in the world of craftsmanship and design.