Paolo Porcu Rodriguez, photo by N

Paolo Porcu Rodriguez, photo by N

It has recently opened in Pienza the second flagship store of Officine 904, brand and factory created by Paolo Porcu Rodriguez and Silvia Pavanello under the sign of art, fashion and design, featuring a refined minimalism inspired to the paradigm “Less is more” by the architect Mies van  der Rohe. The successful event coincided with the launch of “Monte Oliveto”, project. This project is inspired by the the Basilica of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, suggestive place in the Siena hills, framed by nature, a hood of cypresses, oaks and pines. Geometries, reminding the graphic elements by Escher, reinterpret the patterns refining the frescos on the “Stories of San Benedict” by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma that decorate the Chiostro Grande of Monte Oliveto Abbey, find a new context in fashion and design, featuring in a smashing collection of accessories. Leather cuffs – made in collaboration with Anna Porcu – of whose hand-polished and interchangeable brass buckles evoke the material patterns of frescos in different, elegant and colored chromes becoming also prints and are impressed on cloth, in refined scarves made of cotton and silk. A catchy contemporary design, a precious craftsmanship celebrating the excellence of made in Italy and high-end materials are the creative alchemies by Officine 904 and the creations it makes that give rise to genuine passé-partout and join art, design and fashion.

L’ APERTURA DEL SECONDO FLAGSHIP STORE DI OFFICINE 904 A PIENZA

Silvia Pavanello and me, photo by Paolo Porcu Rodriguez

Silvia Pavanello and me, photo by Paolo Porcu Rodriguez

É stato recentemente inaugurato a Pienza il secondo flagship store di Officine 904, brand e factory creato da Paolo Porcu Rodriguez e Silvia Pavanello all’ insegna di arte, moda e design di cui è protagonista un raffinato minimalismo che si ispira al paradigma “Less is more” dell’ architetto Mies van der Rohe. Il felice evento ha coinciso con il lancio del progetto “Monte Oliveto”. Questo progetto trae ispirazione dalla Basilica di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, suggestivo luogo tra le colline di Siena, incorniciato dalla natura, da un bosco di cipressi, querce e pini. Geometrie che ricordano gli elementi grafici di Escher, reinterpretano i motivi che rifiniscono gli affreschi su “Le Storie di San Benedetto” di Luca Signorelli e Antonio Bazzi detto il Sodoma che decorano il  Chiostro Grande della Abbazia di Monte Oliveto, trovano un nuovo contesto nella moda e nel design, diventando protagonisti di una formidabile collezione di accessori. Bracciali di cuoio – realizzati in collaborazione con Anna Porcu – le cui fibbie d’ ottone smaltate a mano e intercambiabili riprendono i patterns materici degli affreschi in diverse, eleganti e colorate cromie che diventano anche stampe e sono impresse su stoffa, nei raffinati foulard di cotone e seta. Un accattivante design contemporaneo, una preziosa artigianalità che celebra l’ eccellenza del made in Italy e materiali di alta qualità sono le alchimie creative di Officine 904 e delle sue creazioni che danno vita ad autentici passè-partout e uniscono arte, design e moda.

Monte Oliveto Abbey

Monte Oliveto Abbey

 

The fresco "Stories of San  Benedict" by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma

The frescos “Stories of San Benedict” by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma

 

The frescos "Stories of San Benedict" by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma

The frescos “Stories of San Benedict” by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

This is FOFI, acronym of Freak Of Fashion Image ( being the quintessence of the knowledge sharing, it is gender neutral as it embodies male and female elements, represented by two sides and colors), photo by N

This is FOFI, acronym of Freak Of Fashion Image ( being the quintessence of the knowledge sharing, it is gender neutral as it embodies male and female elements, represented by two sides and colors), photo by N

 

 

Fofi(one of the 90 Fofis that now are spread all around the world, after attempting a trip to Venice for participating in the Biennale d'Arte, seeking to be the interpreter of the "Encyclopedic Palace," an Army of 90 FOFI has been separated for embarking on a new journey ..... the knowledge of the world ... visiting places and sharing experiences. Fofi making me think about the dwarf featuring in The Fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulain), photo by N

Fofi (one of the 90 FOFI that now are spread all around the world, after attempting a trip to Venice for participating in the Biennale d’Arte, seeking to be the interpreter of the “Encyclopedic Palace,” an Army of 90 FOFI has been separated for embarking on a new journey ….. the knowledge of the world … visiting places and sharing experiences. The idea of FOFI travelling makes me think about the dwarf featuring in “The Fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain”) at the first Pienza flagship store of Officine 904, photo by N

 

 

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