Here&(T)here is a collection of 8 object-sculpture designed by Fabrica for
Secondome in limited edition to 30 signed pieces and numbered. Born
by the unusual union of two material noble to great aesthetical
value, the blown glass and the oak wood, worked in a craft way, the
collection is composed from 8 hybrid and audacious sculptures that
privilege the form to the function and they contain in themselves a
small fantastic world.
Fabrica is Benetton’s communication research centre, created in 1994 from Benetton’s cultural heritage. It is located in Italy, near Venice, in a complex which Tadao Ando restored and enlarged. Fabrica’s challenge is both an innovative and international one. It is a way of marrying culture and industry, using a form of communication which no longer relies only on the usual kinds of advertising, but conveys industrial culture and the company’s intellect through other media: design, music, cinema, photography, publishing, the Internet. Fabrica has chosen to back the hidden creativity of young artists/researchers from all over the world. Following careful selection, they are invited to develop concrete communication projects under the direction of some of the main players in these areas.
Secondome is a Design Gallery based in the historic center of Rome. In 2008 it became Editor and was founded Secondome Edizioni. Located in the prestigious Palazzo Boncompagni the space of the Gallery Secondome, designed by the architect Claudia Pignatale, is a design container in its purest form in which the objects will be the only players. The Gallery concentrates on discoveries in the world of design, dedicates itself to new designers and innovative projects, focuses on independent Italian producers as well as on the editions that Secondome produces, promotes and exports around the world.