Venice Fashion Week 2022
Seven Lamades for Venice: on show at Palazzo Sagredo
The resources of the Planet, the talents of artisans, and sustainability declined between fashion, lifestyle and tourism are the themes that Venice Fashion Week has highlighted in its 2022 edition, which presents the Made in Venice version of fashion.
While Palazzo Sagredo comes alive with fashion shows, craftsmanship and design are the protagonists of ‘Ornamenti’, the handicraft and design accessory fair with over 35 exhibitors, illuminated by the exhibition Sette Lampade per Venezia (Seven Lamps for Venice).
“Tourism and craftsmanship together to elevate Venice, which is now also the capital of sustainable fashion. Let’s go back to exclusive garments that last, created with passion, with precious raw materials. Venice Fashion Week makes it possible to discover the artisan beauty of Venice” – are the words of Councillor Simone Venturini.
An avium-coloured blown glass cage that (does not) contain crystal glass butterflies, for a striking and poetic designer lamp.
An Ode to Escape. In the past, in bourgeois homes, it was quite common to keep aviaries with more or less exotic birds. A decorative element that went hand in hand with the desire to also own a pet.
But animals in cages never appealed to me! So I created a cage metaphor that could, in a contemporary world, act as a light source and a decorative element.
An object that combines Murano artistic savoir-faire with the technical detail of the lighting component: all shaken up with a multitude of fluttering butterflies which, given the times, helps me to think that there is always a way out of the cage.
– Leo De Carlo, designer
L’ estetica di un oggetto ormai in disuso, la gabbia, resa contemporanea dall’utilizzo di luce glaciale enfatizzata attraverso forme e colori veneziani.Sbarre che cercano di rinchiudere insetti, senza capire che questo è il modo giusto per renderli più liberi.
Designer: Leo de Carlo
Born in Venice in 1972. He graduated in Industrial Design from Milan Polytechnic. He took his first steps in the field of goldsmith design, before joining Philippe Starck’s studio.
During his experience in Paris, he was fascinated by design capable of expressing traditional craftsmanship in a modern key. Back in Italy, he pursued this production logic by starting to collaborate with companies in which manual skills are a distinctive element of realisation.
Son of art, he comes from a family of antique dealers specialising in Venetian glass art. De Carlo is committed to elaborating the craft traditions he came into contact with through his personal creative universe. This gives rise to a mix of high and pop culture that offers a playful, sometimes disturbing vision of the contemporary world.