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Olga Pong at Floracult, photo by N

Olga Pong at Floracult, photo by N

Poetry and lightness, an elegy which celebrates the nature and its little hosts, this is “The natural stories”, the exhibition project by Olga Pong, bright milliner and accessories designer who featured in the sixth edition of Floracult, nursery-gardening event ideated by the fashion designer, farmer and social activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by the landscape architect Antonella Fornai which has recently held in I Casali del Pino, at La Storta, in the picturesque frame of Rome countryside. The culture and love for nature turns into shapes and visions, giving rise to delicate creations – hats and head accessories – unique pieces where it shines a wise craftsmanship and the excellence of made in Italy that has exhibited during the event and enriched by a site-specific installation of matter which reminded a big spider and its webs, made exclusively for the event by the designer. It’s an enchanting alchemy which talks about refinement, savoir faire, uniqueness and documents the overwhelming creativity of Olga. The lyricism becomes clear, incisive and at the same time light sign, key to decode the elegance, resulting from a lifestyle which takes over itself a vibrant aesthetics and an ethic which makes concrete healthy values and pays homage to the natural world.

“LE STORIE NATURALI” DI OLGA PONG A FLORACULT

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

Poesia e levità, un’ elegia che celebra la natura e i suoi piccoli ospiti, questo è “Le storie naturali”, il progetto espositivo di Olga Pong, brillante designer di cappelli e accessori che è stata protagonista della sesta edizione di Floracult, evento florovivaistico ideato dalla fashion designer, imprenditrice agricola e attivista nel sociale Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato dalla paesaggista Antonella Fornai che si è recentemente tenuto ai Casali del Pino, a La Storta, nella pittoresca cornice della campagna romana. La cultura e l’ amore per la natura si trasforma in forme e visioni, dando vita a delicate creazioni – cappelli e cerchietti -, pezzi unici in cui splende una sapiente artigianalità e l’ eccellenza del made in Italy che sono stati esposti durante l’ evento e arricchiti da un’ installazione materica site-specific che ricordava un grande ragno e le sue ragnatele, realizzata appositamente per l’ evento dalla designer. Un’ incantevole alchimia che parla di raffinatezza, savoir faire, unicità e documenta l’ inarrestabile vis creativa di Olga. Il lirismo diventa segno, preciso, incisivo e al tempo stesso leggero, chiave per decifrare l’ eleganza, risultato di un lifestyle che assume su di sé un’ estetica vibrante e un’ etica che abbraccia salubri valori e rende omaggio al mondo della natura.

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Love and ghost, Claudio Santamaria kissing the ghost wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

Love and ghost, Claudio Santamaria kissing the ghost wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Sergio Cammariere wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

Sergio Cammariere wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Simonetta Gianfelici wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

Simonetta Gianfelici wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

A nice girl wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

A nice girl wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Adriano Franchi, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Adriano Franchi, photo by N

 

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Life is sharing: Ilaria Venturini Fendi and me, photo by Stephan Hamel

Life is sharing: Ilaria Venturini Fendi and me, photo by Stephan Hamel

The fifth edition of Floracult, event celebrating the nature and its culture, created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai – which was held in the Rome countryside, at La Storta, in I Casali del Pino -, opened with a series of smashing initiatives as the talk moderated by the journalist and author Ida Tonini starring Meo Fusciuni, modern alchemist who talked about his experiences with herbs, scents and his brand of artistic perfumery.

Meo Fusciuni (aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta) and me, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni (aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta) and me, photo by N

Antonella Fornai, Ida Tonini and Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Antonella Fornai, Ida Tonini and Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

The scents by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

The scents by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Federica Castellani, Meo Fusciuni as alchemist and some people who were interested in his magic potions at the School for Re-inventors, photo by N

Federica Castellani, Meo Fusciuni as alchemist and some people who were interested in his magic potions at the School for Re-inventors, photo by N

Meo, nice and bright individual, who seemed me like the cousin of Fabio Quaranta (brilliant fashion designer and professor at the Iuav University of Venice). That became his second nick name adding to Meo Fusciuni, art name chosen by Giuseppe Imprezzabile, Sicilian man who is based in Salsomaggiore, of whose the family name Fusciuni arises from the Sicilian slang and stands as “to flow”. Meo told about his relationship with the scents, experience arisen for random. He studied chemistry, then worked with disabled people, became herbalist and later started studying anthropology and travelling. His scents have arisen during his journeys. Passion, love and nostalgia are some emotions the lack of love as it happened with “Notturno” and “Luce”, two fragrances that embodied the feelings of Meo, the nostalgia for his love, her life companion Federica Castellani, who were far away from him and her return, celebrate his love for her, featuring the warmth and sensuality of patchouli (one of my favorite fragrances along with vetiver and opoponax), spicy notes that are sweetened by tonka. Olfactive experiences and alchemic moments, connected to poetry and magic suggestions under the sign of Crowley’s experiences (another thing confirming the spiritual connection to Fabio Quaranta, his love for the bands that are Crowley inspired as Psychic TV, Coil and Current 93).

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Carnations at Floracult

Carnations at Floracult

A successful experience which combined with other happenings, exhibition events that talked about nature, art and craftsmanship. The world of butterflies was depicted by “Patma”, the performance by Sasha Turchi which told about the rise of butterflies and “La memoria degli oggetti” by Pablo Mesa Capella, who created containers of memories and poetry.

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

The woods found into the sea of Pantelleria and their lyricism where the main features of installation by Giancarlo Scialanga which was emphasized by the sound design by Pietro Scialanga. Wood and craftsmanship shined in the suggestive furniture by the nice Alessandro Visi.

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Flowers, plants, little, big animals, delights as the licorice by Amarelli, creations inspired by nature where the alchemies by Floracult, dressed up by such a loving and genuine atmosphere which had a kind of magic. The warm welcome of place, kindness and congeniality of people I saw made all that marvelous, relaxing and fun.

FLORACULT: TRE GIORNI ALL’ INSEGNA DI ARTE, PROFUMI, DELLA NATURA E DELLA SUA CULTURA (1)

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and Antonella Fornai, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and Antonella Fornai, photo by N

La quinta edizione di Floracult, evento che celebra la natura e la sua cultura, creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai – che si è tenuto nella campagna romana, a La Storta, nei I Casali del Pino -, si è aperta con una serie di formidabili iniziative quali un talk moderato dalla giornalista e scrittrice Ida Tonini con Meo Fusciuni, moderno alchimista che ha parlato delle sue esperienze con le erbe, i profumi e del suo brand di profumeria artistica.

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

Leonetta Luciano Fendi, me and the peonies, photo by N

Leonetta Luciano Fendi, me and the peonies, photo by N

Meo, simpatica e brillante individualità che mi sembrava il cugino di Fabio Quaranta( brillante fashion designer e docente presso l’ Università Iuav di Venezia). Questo è diventato il suo secondo nick name che si aggiunge a Meo Fusciuni, nome d’ arte scelto da Giuseppe Imprezzabile, siciliano che risiede Salsomaggiore, il cui cognome deriva dal dialetto siciliano e sta a significare “scorrere”. Meo ha raccontato del suo rapporto con i profumi, un’ esperienza nata per caso. Ha studiato chimica, ha poi lavorato con i disabili, è divenuto erborista e poi ha iniziato a studiare antropologia e viaggiare. Le sue fragranze sono nate durante i suoi viaggi. Passione, amore e nostalgia sono alcune delle emozioni da loro ritratte. Infatti “Notturno” e “Luce” racchiudono la nostalgia per il suo amore, la sua compagna di vita Federica Castellani che era lontana e il suo ritorno, celebrano l’ amore per lei ed hanno quali protagonisti la calda sensualità del patchouli(una delle mie fragranze preferite unitamente a vetiver e opoponax), note speziate addolcite dalla fava tonka. Esperienze olfattive e momenti alchemici, legati alla poesia ed a magiche suggestioni crowleyane (un’ alltra prova che conferma la parentela spirituale con Fabio Quaranta, il suo amore per le band che si ispirano a Crowley quali Psychic TVCoil e Current 93).

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

 

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

 

 

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

Una felice esperienza, unita ad altri eventi che parlavano di natura, arte e artigianalità. Il mondo delle farfalle è stato ritratto da “Patma”, la performance di Sacha Turchi che ha narrato la nascita delle farfalle e “La memoria degli oggetti” di Pablo Mesa Capella che ha creato contenitori di ricordi e poesia.

Me, myself and I along with a little rabbit, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with a little rabbit, photo by N

Chicks on speed, photo by N

Chicks on speed, photo by N

 

La legna ritrovata nelle acque di Pantelleria e il suo lirismo erano i protagonisti dell’ installazione di Giancarlo Scialanga che è stata enfatizzata dal sound design di Pietro Scialanga. Legno e artigianalità hanno brillato nei suggestivi componenti di arredo del simpatico Alessandro Visi.

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, photo by N

Claudio Santamaria, photo by N

Claudio Santamaria, photo by N

 

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Eric and Zen, the dog of Roberto D' Agostino, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Eric and Zen, the dog of Roberto D’ Agostino, photo by N

 

Adelaide Corbetta and me, photo by N

Adelaide Corbetta and me, photo by N

 

Delfina Delettrez, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez, photo by N

 

Irene Ghergo, photo by N

Irene Ghergo, photo by N

A headonism moment (hat by Patrizia Romita) featuring me, myself and I, photo by N

A headonist moment (hat by Patrizia Romita) featuring me, myself and I, photo by N

 

Roberto D' Agostino and me, photo by N

Roberto D’ Agostino and me, photo by N

 

A headonist moment featuring Roberto D' Agostino, photo by N

A headonist moment featuring Roberto D’ Agostino, photo by N

Fiori, piante, piccoli, grandi animali, delizie come la liquirizia di Amarelli, creazioni che si ispirano alla natura erano le alchimie di Floracult, condite da una atmosfera estremamente amorevole e autentica che aveva qualcosa di magico. La calda accoglienza del luogo e la gentilezza e simpatia delle persone che ho incontrato ha reso tutto ciò meraviglioso rilassante e divertente.

Licorice by Amarelli, photo by N

Licorice by Amarelli, photo by N

 

The salted licorice by Amarelli,photo by N

The salted licorice by Amarelli,photo by N

The liquorice by Amarelli, photo by N

The liquorice by Amarelli, photo by N

 

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