ON THE OCCASION OF THE BRERA DESIGN DAYS, FOSCARINI PRESENTS AN AMAZING PROJECT THAT CELEBRATES ARTISAN’S KNOW-HOW.
Maestrie is a wide-ranging project involving several artists and professionals, highlighting the value of artisan’s know-how at the base of the realization of some of the iconic products made by Foscarini, a worldwide renowned Italian company in the lighting industry.
The great installation conceived by Peter Bottazzi, scenic designer and multi-faceted professional, has been presented for some days at the Foscarini Spazio Brera. The 12-meter long structure aims at engagingly and emotionally recreate the craftsmanship and know-how on which some of the most meaningful models of the company are based. Shadows and “fragments of truth” are thus shared through the images of the faces and hands of artisans who, for years, have hand-shaped ideas and projects.
The photos were taken from Gianluca Vassallo within the small handicraft companies where are cerated lamps such as Marc Sadler’s Mite and Twiggy, Aplomb by Lucidi and Pevere, Rituals and Tartan by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, as well as Lumiere by Rodolfo Dordoni.
“MAESTRIE is the story of a hidden dimension” – comments Carlo Urbinati, president of Foscarini – “which highlights the artisan’s know-how on which many extraordinary objects of Italian design and some of our most beloved lamps are based, which is an essential part of Foscarini’s DNA. For so many years, we have focused on the end product, on the aesthetic and emotional impact that it could arouse, however in part neglecting these results are achieved. I wanted to convey the emotion I experience every time I go visiting the artisans who create our lamps. I’m always fascinated by the extraordinary things they can do, and by the fact that we often forget how impressive and crucial they are”.