Creative MANI-Factory

Xmas Sale — B9 Makers

Xmas Market

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Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

from 10.00 to 20.00


free entry

B9 – Manifattura Tabacchi
via delle Cascine 33, Florence



Creative Mani-Factory marks a great opportunity to visit the Maker’s workshops at B9, discovering the designers and brands that are hosted there, as well as the items from the world of fashion and design that have been specially selected for the Christmas Market at Manifattura Tabacchi.

xmas sale - b9 makers

Duccio Maria Gambi is hosting Manuela Da Ros, who designs brass jewellery, and Leonardo Pellegatta, and artist who creates posters and lightboxes with his photography work.
Canificio and mòno will present ‘Wunderkammer, design and curiosity’, a selection of objects specially chosen for the Christmas market.
Mani del Sud will welcome two guests: Vittorio Branchizio, a knitwear brand, and jewellery maker DeaMatris.
SuperDuper Hats will present a selection of shoes and backpacks from the L.L. Bean brand of soft sports apparel, alongside the vegan nail polishes of Licia Florio.
Baba Ceramics will open up their atelier to present their contemporary ceramic tableware, with a special selection for the Christmas market.
Pnat are organising free guided tours of the Fabbrica dell’Aria. Saturday and Sunday at 11.30, 12.00, 16.30 and 17.00.

B9 will also host TaniniHome, with a thoughtful selection of ideas and decorations for lovers of interior design, and Kukuichakra with clothing for Yoga inspired by the symbols of the chakras, hand-sewn and made from high quality natural fabrics such as organic cotton, hemp, nettle, bamboo and linen.

Xmas Market


The event, in collaboration with Associazione Heyart, will host traditional and digital artisans, designers and illustrators presenting original products in one-off or limited editions. 

Accessories, clothing, home decor, illustrations and design for kids: the creations are all lovingly hand-made and for the most part created with consideration for the environment and sustainability. Over 40 exhibitors will come from all over Italy to take part in the Xmas Market at Manifattura.

Among the curiosities on display will be: micro sculptures created by Elisabetta Tognetti Jewellery, a collection of non-conventional pullovers by Francesca Sarteanesi for the ‘AlmenoNevicasse’ brand, home décor from L’Ideista, all created following the philosophy of ‘upcycling’, and the jewellery of designer Thomas Ayers, made from recycled plastic and precious metals.

You will also find the latest trends in artisan fashion with the presentation on Saturday 7 December at 18.00 of Undici.florence, a new womenswear clothing brand.


A special area dedicated to music and food will be run by Vineria Sonora, with tastings of natural, biological and biodynamic wines, accompanied by a special selection of salami and cheeses, as well as the reassuring warmth of music on vinyl.

DJ Sets & Vinyl Selection (Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz, Roots, from 12.00 to 17.00:

Saturday 7 December: Andrew, Sebastian Villada and Don Fiku

Sunday 8 December: Andrew, Dio Safe K and Luksek

During the event there will be a street food area with gastronomic treats, featuring high-quality traditional Tuscan and international cuisine from: Pescepane, Nura, Ditta Eredi L. Nigro and Calistro.

All of this is not to forget the B9 makers: Birra BVS serving craft beers, and Bulli & Balene with their gourmet specialities and, on Sunday 8 December, serving up the perfect New York style brunch.



In addition to the shopping, we also have free workshops for children and adults care of Francesca Campigli (independent artist and educator) and Federica Giuliani (educational trainer and project manager), designed to help participants free their own creativity.


The workshops and performance are free with booking required. The suggested minimum age for participants for the workshops is 5-years-old. 

To book your place, please send an email to with your name, surname and the email addresses of the participants.



  • 10.00 Inventing worlds, workshop inspired by Gianni Rodari
  • 11.00 Designing nature, workshop inspired by Bruno Munari
  • 15.00 Colouring music, workshop inspired by Hervé Tullet
  • 17.00 Deconstructing shapes and making new ones, workshop inspired by Zaha Hadid


  • 10.00 Inventing characters, workshop inspired by Gianni Rodari
  • 11.30 Designing with salad, workshop inspired by Bruno Munari

For the little ones there will also be an unmissable performance on Sunday 8 December at 16.00 with a voice and shadow show from Racconti dal bosco: Little Red Riding Hood, with production from Zaches Teatro.

Click on the button bleow to reserve your child’s place.

the Performance


Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December, an unforgettable journey into the world of bees, with a visit to the urban beehives on the roof of the Manifattura.

Care of apiculturist Stefano Pignatelli. 

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