“Design Meets Sicily” is a self-produced design collection conceived with the purpose to reinterpret in a new way elements and features of the traditional culture of Sicily, a collection entirely produced in Italy.
Truppy is an handmade ceramic object inspired by an old Sicilian toy: the wooden spinning top. The object, which in former times was rustic and imperfect, now takes on a new structure more elegant and precious due to engobe finished and the extraordinary craftsmanship of the artisans.
Le cavagne lamps are hanging lamps in ceramic inspired by the cavagne, small containers made in cane and fig wood that vendors used to carry the ricotta in Sicily. In the collective imagination, these objects have never hung on the wall individually, but in clusters … so I decided to propose a lamp consisting of three units and not single.
BaroqEAT is a collection of 12 porcelain plates.
The graphics represent some of the most beautiful floor plans of Sicilian Baroque churches. A careful selection occurred through extensive research in the library and that is also a tribute to Noto, my hometown.
The graphics refer to the following churches: Chiesa dei Padri Crociferi, Chiesa del Carmine, Chiesa della SS.Trinità, Chiesa della Badia di Sant’Agata, Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Chiesa dei PP. Somaschi, Chiesa dei SS.Cosma e Damiano, Chiesa dell’Ecce Homo, Chiesa del Collegio dei Gesuiti, Chiesa dell’Addolorata.
Designer: Salvatore Spataro
Ceramist: Alfredo Quaranta
Photographer: Itaca Freelance, Alessandro Michelazzi, Samuele Castiglione