OFFICINE CONTESTO PROJECT
The project Officine Contesto is born from the desire and the need to have a space able to contain more artisan workshops in one place to make them operate in autonomy or synergy,
depending on the projects that are submitted.
We believe that without DOING, it is difficult to understand the limits and the potentialities of a particular wood essence or a textile fiber, the craftsman must continually learn while doing,
solve problems and build his own tools
DOING generates IDEAS that turn into real OBJECTS
The SCENOGRAPHY and STAGECRAFT studio in the artisan woodworking
The TEXTILE DESIGN studio into the HAND WEAVING studio
We are open to any contamination with the most varied disciplines and professionalism, to the experimentation and to the use of the most diverse materials, for this reason we are looking for ideational and design co-participation to realize unique pieces, create staging spaces, customize settings.
What does OFFICINE CONTESTO mean?
OFFICINE as a workplace where objects are created, where raw materials are transformed with the hands, where every project is different from all those that we have already made or that we will make.
The word CONTESTO encloses the story of every single creation.
We have the ambition to create UNIQUE, tailor-made, customizable OBJECTS,
with the intention of meeting the taste and the creativity of those who require it.
Artifacts rich of CONTENT, reflection of the CONTESTO of birth and inspiration.
The AESTHETIC SENSE that involves the reader is absolutely personal, subjective, and generates a multiplicity of emotions.
While observing the OBJECTS of the OFFICINE, we must take account of how much they are the fruit of the taste, the meaning and the story that they narrate, elements desired and wanted by those who requested them.
"Just like an OPEN WORK. Every spectator, reader, user unconsciously uses his own culture and own experience to read and interpret an OBJECT, emotions and senses lead us to express judgments"
Scenografical realizations, artisan and designer, master mind of the OFFICINE
Materials, wooden constructions, theatrical machines and hand-drawn projects
NICOLETTA DI GAETANO
From the thread to the weave. Looms for Hand weaving, textile projects, texts and fabrics.
Everything related to the artisan woodworking dedicated to the construction of the stages, to the staging of spaces and to the settings and the creation of furniture, is in his hands.
His training is twofold, for over 15 years in theaters throughout Italy and in numerous stagings as builder and assistant scenic builder and as collaborator of an artisan woodworking specialized in tailor-made work. The fusion of the two areas is leading to the creation of objects that recall theatrical stagecraft.
Stage technician builder of theatrical stages, with the knack for the transformation of raw material in project and then in object.
From the stagecraft to the furniture complement.
NICOLETTA DI GAETANO.
Researcher and textile designer: she creates weaves, designs textile weaves and she weaves with a loom for hand weaving.
She is convinced that she can find the meaning of the fabric in the texts and the pictures, she uses the disciplines of the language as interpretative tools to rediscover their meaning.
University studies and specialization in Textile Design, she has continued the research work independently to connect it with the practical manual work.