After a long research along the streets of venice, trying to capture the most different combinations of colors gradients and textures, we developed several patterns to create a collection of textiles to be expressed in a variety of uses, from curtains to furniture covering. Scott harrison is the founder of charity water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The company which helped all the research and the development of these textiles has been rubelli, deeply rooted in the venetian territory, with a unique cultural heritage and open to new challenges such as the one proposed.
Scott had made his living for years in new york as a promoter of top nightclubs and fashion events. Unnur valds - an icelandic mermaid and a wellbeing specialist, designed this product to add a new dimension to the water and bathing culture. Patti smith has been truly brave and is very inspiring in many ways, she received the polar music prize a few years ago and her emotional openness was fantastic.
Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate. With this technique the plastic usage is minimal and the total weight of the chair is only around 1kg. Acqua alta as a tool to link all these techniques starting from a unique phenomenon.
It is of course affected by present trends, like now its more grayish , and for me it always has a dash of turquoise in it. Much later, after i had moved from holland to south africa, i found myself doing the same thing. The theme of the collection inspired also the creation of a scent diffuser a piece in murano glass that contain the essences gradually absorbed and diffused through three ceramic biscuit cylinders.
No less important is the murano glass craft, and the trade of spices and essences that are precious keys to mediterraneans business. For me as a designer, it is the ultimate privilege to create swimwear that honors the strength of a confident woman, empowering her with stylish cuts and quality fabrics to truly make her comfortable paula is a stockholm-based fashion designer and entrepreneur, educated at the parsons school of design in new york. Aqua alta designed by giorgia zanellato and daniele bortotto includes a series of objects strongly linked to the theme.
After a long research along the streets of venice, trying to capture the most different combinations of colors gradients and textures, we developed several patterns to create a collection of textiles to be expressed in a variety of uses, from curtains to furniture covering. A clash between initial aesthetic attraction and after a second look repulsion and the realisation of the tragedy trash causes. In making artistic sculptures out of the objects i find, i try to evoke an emotional response from my audience by creating a contradiction. Earths surface, water is vital for all known forms of life ! Even if we are not lucky enough to live nearby the ocean. My latest swimwear collection has four blues when i see a new blue i become very happy in an uncomplicated way.
One of the upcoming pop up float events is a floating concert at the oldest and biggest indoor swimming pool in reykjavik. Water as transport, water as energy, water as an issue that affects the lives of citizens, leaving its mark. Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate. Patti smith has been truly brave and is very inspiring in many ways, she received the polar music prize a few years ago and her emotional openness was fantastic. Visits to the local swimming pool combined with occasional baths in exotic nature is all a part of her upbringing and a big part of daily life for people living in a country with an abundance of water and geothermal energy.