Making things, one at a time
“The joy and passion for making feeds our curiosity and it’s a solid pedagogical foundation for a long lasting learning experience”
The extreme diversity of the field and my personal inclination towards a generalistic approach brings me often to experience the immateriality of today's design. The collaboration with manufacturers and artisans or the involvement in strategic and systems design are some of the cases in which a personal and intimate relationship with the act of "making" is replaced by collaborative and "thinking" activities. While I'm very interested in any aspect of the present design world, and I'm aware of the impossibility of any one-man-band model, I still find extremely important and vital to my profession to engage with materials and not losing touch with hands-on processes. For this reason, I often engage with one-off projects in which I can enjoy the full creative process in absolute freedom, and I can let my voice to be the only element informing any design choice. Moreover, the possibility to experiment on how digital manufacturing technologies can dialogue with traditional crafting technics has always been particularly interesting to me interests and is a continuing investigation I'll keep pursuing and valorize. In the next couple of pages are described two projects in which is highlighted the material and artistic exploration through different hybrid processes.
*Experiments in shoemaking
*Experiments in leather jewelry
*Experiments in longboarding