Italy is famous for its lifestyle, its culture and its couturiers, who also gladly use traditional artisanal techniques. Consul General Massimo Darchini from Italy’s consulate general in Stuttgart comments on this the country partnership: “Creativity, design, fashion and craftsmanship: each means ‘Italy’ and all are synonymous with ‘made in Italy.’ That’s why I’m pleased that Italy, as a nation which prioritizes design and art, will present its crafts traditions and contemporary design trends at Eunique.”
Chiara Pizzinato utilizes fabrics from countries such as Japan, India, Indonesia, France and Italy. Guided and inspired by the diverse colors and textiles, this fashion designer creates original unique items that will be on display in the special show. The jewelry artists prioritize typically Italian materials such as ceramics, gold or other metals. The goldsmith Patrizia Bonati works almost exclusively with gold. Her own alloys add interesting variations to the metal’s sunny color. Hammering and lathe turning create the “flexible” metal that typifies her organic artworks. Camilla Gallo makes jewelry from ceramic beads, augmented with leather and metal, in her “Jamais Sans Toi” atelier.
Alongside fashion design and jewelry, the show also presents a multifaceted selection of Italian ceramics. The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, a city which first achieved renown in the 16th century as a production site for world-famous faience wares, and the Ceramic Museum in Westerwald are presenting ceramics from many different regions throughout Italy. “We hope our visitors’ enthusiasm will be sparked by the southern European lifestyle and la dolce vita,” says Eunique’s project director Kai Richter. “Just Leather,” the second special show, presents bags, shoes and artistic jewelry, some made from parchment.
“LOFT – The Design Department Store” occurs simultaneously as a second trade fair at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. LOFT presents furniture, living accessories, fashion and jewelry, some of which also have the potential for production in larger numbers. www.loft-designkaufhaus.de
One admission ticket entitles its bearer to visit both trade fairs.