Stories of Italy Dattero, 2015
Murano blown glass vase
Limited edition of 15
CHARITY AUCTION FOR LUIGI SACCO HOSPITAL IN MILAN, LOTS WITH NO BUYER'S PREMIUM
Lot offered by Stories of Italy srl with a 100% donation, shipped from Milan, Italy
Limited edition of 15, Dattero mono-flower vase is the first object signed by Stories of Italy for their debut during Milan Design Week 2015 with the patronage of Dame Vivienne Westwood. Mouth-blowed in the island of Murano with sommerso technique.
Stories of Italy is a studio and a brand based in Milan that realize self-handling pieces connected with traditional Italian craft.
Material focus is on Murano blown glass.
Inspiration comes from Italy's great archaeological, historical and cultural heritage. Objects and symbols from a common past read in a contemporary way. Works are conceived as “everyday objects” that are aesthetically beautiful but also tools of communication: all the pieces carry their own stories, blending design, craft, art, to capture the essence of the most iconic Italian craft traditions.
The founders and creative directors, Matilde Antonacci (b. 1981) and Dario Buratto (b. 1981), met in Florence in 2000. After graduating from Polimoda institute, they moved to Milan, where they worked in the fashion industry for world-renown brands, like Helmut Lang, Acne Studios, Costume National, Dsquared, Ballantyne.
In 2016, they embarked on a new project that incorporates two of their passions, design and high-end Italian artisanship. In the three years since its inception, alongside its own living and tableware products for retail and galleries, Stories of Italy has been collaborating with architecture firms on projects for the hospitality sector, designers and various brands, such as Diptyque, Four Seasons Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Gallery Bensimon, Vivienne Westwood, Gilles&Boissier, Pierre Gonalons, Visionnaire.
Stories of Italy: Why Milano? Quoting an italian song I've been listening a lot lately, because Milano
embodies our Futura. Milano has always been the Italian city which best dives into the future without fear. Now she deserves our support.