2015

When Antonio first met the glass artisan Sohelia Dilfanian in 2015, he was working and thinking about how products were made in the past: techniques, materials, and customs. Following this train of thought, Antonio decided to explore stained-glass windows as inspiration for this project, employing a material and technique from the past which is embedded with artistic tradition and heritage.

Contemporary design can sometimes refresh objects and typologies, giving them new dimension while returning attention to traditional techniques which are unfortunately slowly disappearing. Over the last few years, Aricò had focused his work on the primordial parallel between craft and design, working exclusively with his grandfather Saverio, a carpenter. This focus on traditional methods of ‘doing things’ introduced Antonio to a lot of extraordinary artisans who each hold their own unique stories. Each of the artisans and their techniques represent professions that need to be taken seriously and approached with passion.

The Cathedral Glass Cabinets are handmade by Soheila Dilfanian, an expert in vitrales art for churches in Turin: “I liked to put a touch of my art and heart in everyday furniture pieces like these cabinets and wardrobes”

This collection establishes a lighthearted connection between the church window and our common cabinets, so every time we will open a cabinet door it will be like opening a bright window in our home... Shifting the cabinets to a different position in our apartment becomes like moving an imaginary and fantastical 'window' around our house, almost melting the outdoor world with the indoor one.

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