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Arcosanti – Structures have to be permanent

It is a period of reflection and relates to aesthetics, taking place before considering the restraints of production. Intw cofounder Federico Marcelletti

First of all, I am not a designer, I am a sort of spokesman of a vision; literally a connector between sketches, production, adv (led by Vittorio Marchetti) and commercial. I am 22 and beside this project I graduated in Philosophy, so I basically tried to link values and principles I studied with the dna of the brand. Arcosanti was born in late 2017, in reference to the experimental city in Arizona, designed in the 70s by Paolo Soleri, who imagined a place where architecture and ecology (Arcology) could be mixed.

ARCOSANTI – DESIGN AND INSPIRATION, PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLA PISTILLI

What characterizes our collections is an eco-friendly approach mixed with design and femininity, poured both in the shapes, heels and materials. Excess and technical innovation of structures mixed with the historical key points of Made in Italy offer a new aesthetic that can not die with the single season. My grandpa was a decorator and he taught us that a piece of Saarinen is immortal, so why don’t try to reproduce this mindset even in the world of the accessories. Of course we do annual updates but we believe that our structures have to be permanent, being the result of a long work, creative and technical. Arcosanti in fact doesn’t refer properly to seasonal inspirations, it is more about principles and different interpretations of a choral view. Pure shapes, ‘no-frills’ and some industrial codes lead our designers toward an interesting harmony. Moreover sustainability is a key point of the brand, a real value based on limited use of genuine leather, recycled materials and long-life products; building short collection with many carryovers.

These shots, featuring some of our masterpieces, are made in collaboration by Theo Soyez and Francis Delacroix.

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The writer does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article.

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check and buy on Prototipo Store
item collections in limited edition
crafted according to our editorial search

Hemp / made in Italy
Lampoon is working to restore
Hemp production in Italy
as hemp is the one and only
natural vegetal fiber sourceable in the country
for more info, please email us at [email protected]

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