Evento Wellmade
BIO

Kaori Shiina is a Japanese designer. After her studies in Tokyo, she moved to Milan in 1987, where she currently lives and works as a designer, art director and advisor. Riccardo Nardi studied at ISIA in Faenza and, since 1982, he works in the field of product and lighting design, mainly between Italy and Switzerland.

Together they founded Shiina+Nardi Design in 2015, a design studio based in Milan, and they created their commercial brand, Hands on Design. Under this name they create and sell unique pieces, devised by international designers and made by excellent craftspeople, mainly from Italy and Japan.
The company has a unique approach in combining these two ancient traditions, rich in beauty and history, as well as in renewing them with creativity and through the communicative effectiveness of design. As Hands on Design, Kaori and Riccardo are involved in all the process of creation and management of the product: from the selection of the artisans to the conception and development of the project, as well as the art direction, with the aim to create a collection that is, at the same time, current and contemporary but far from the most ephemeral trends.

Venezia

Ercole Moretti

Una storica manifattura

Il contesto del vetro di Murano non ha certo bisogno di presentazione. Tuttavia la Ercole Moretti, antica azienda Muranese, ora guidata dai cugini ...

Il contesto del vetro di Murano non ha certo bisogno di presentazione. Tuttavia la Ercole Moretti, antica azienda Muranese, ora guidata dai cugini Marcello e Paolo, è rimasta l’ultima a creare oggetti esclusivamente in vetro Murrinico noti agli intenditori di tutto il mondo. Le Murrine, con tecniche di origine antico-romana sono prodotte in zona in lunghe bacchette, lavorate dai Moretti esclusivamente a mano e con tecniche raffinate e complesse anche nell’abbinamento dei colori. La Ercole Moretti produceva mondialmente anche bellissimi bottoni di vetro, ora quasi esauriti anche nei resti di magazzino storico. Giovani ed attenti all’evoluzione del gusto, Paolo e Marcello Moretti, hanno implementato anche una Design Collection, con noti professionisti, di rivoluzionario impatto sperimentale. Per Hands on Design producono in esclusiva numerosi prodotti, modernissimi ma nel solco della tradizione Muranese che con loro continua.

Mogliano

Bottega Intreccio

The rediscovery of ancient value

The medieval village of Mogliano, in the gentle hills of the Marche region has a centuries-long weaving tradition not only in wicker but in any ...

The medieval village of Mogliano, in the gentle hills of the Marche region has a centuries-long weaving tradition not only in wicker but in any manually woven materials. Bottega Intreccio is at the centre of a network of small, traditional workshops spread around the village, each one specialised in a certain type of work and producing everyday objects and even exclusive artefacts: bags, containers, panels, lamps, furniture and baskets, all things commonly found in the home. After a period of decline with the advent of plastic used for these everyday objects, the value of handwoven objects has recently been rediscovered by leading fashion and design maisons and which has also favoured the use of new materials. Today in Mogliano the younger generations have returned to the workshop and so tradition continues its evolution through design. Bottega Intreccio also collaborates with Hands on Design to produce a series of non-traditional objects created by the hands of master weavers.

Cava de' Tirreni

Solimene Art

History and innovation

Young Pierfrancesco Solimene belongs to the groudbreaking part of his family, who are renowned ceramists from Vietri sul Mare. His approach is fresh ...

Young Pierfrancesco Solimene belongs to the groudbreaking part of his family, who are renowned ceramists from Vietri sul Mare. His approach is fresh and new, yet inspired by Vietri’s typical medieval-style colours and glazes. He runs courses and workshops and regularly participates in international events and fairs together with his team. His atelier is in Cava dè Tirreni, close to Vietri. As a 4.0 artisan, he has created his own personal language based on research and experimentation, together with the designers he works with.. For Hands on Design he makes design pieces of impressive formal visual impact, as well as innovative in shape.