Everything that surrounds it can inspire it, especially when it comes to fabrics, yarns, buttons, material in general, its manipulation, assembly, disassembly, color matching, textures. Ancient love for textile art, observing those who worked in the house with fabrics, sewing and embroidering, and she began experimenting as well: dresses for puppets, fabric scraps, furnishing accessories for the doll houses made with wood together with his father. In time he summarized in MelinaCondursoDesign his craft production, mainly oriented towards the ‘single piece’ Today the theme has become that of searching for fragments in the markets or the use of precious processing residues of other craftsmen.
And then a lace of great value, but already cut for the packaging of a dress, finds new and unique life with a different, anomalous workmanship, and turns into a necklace; or the samplings of the cometsque silks for the ties are combined in amazing colors and become belts inspired by the ancient Japanese obi. Wood or metal can interact with fabrics and yarns, resins meet wool or small pieces from the world of hardware or hydraulics. The years of adolescence and university, spent in Sicily, have played a lot in the aesthetic choices of its jewelry, and then the overlap with African culture, practiced for many years and still today a great source of inspiration. Together they have generated a style that is a bit eccentric, audacious, redundant, sometimes even excessive. His creative modality proceeds by overlapping, stratifications, combinations not taken for granted, sometimes risky, and of strong impact, with a research aimed at the world of art and architecture. In his latest experiments, research has undertaken a parallel path, more oriented towards mass production but a niche, a ‘tailor made’ where the theme is the mediation between architecture and accessories. Pieces of important architectures, symbols of the cities that you loved, become a jewel and condense the traditional study, with research aimed at new 3D printing technologies.
In this vein presented not long ago the collection of ‘I Gioielli di Architettura’ inaugurated by Il Pontedelletorri, a representation of the famous Roman aqueduct of the city of Spoleto, his birthplace and location chosen for this moment of life and creativity .
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