For the opening of its online shop, FATTOBENE presents a special product: SCATOLA N. 1, a journey into Italy's industrial heritage through five of its everyday icons.
Here, even the most humble object can become a source of wonder. The reader is invited to appreciate Italian material culture through direct experience, first by reading the stories and then by touching the objects.
The objects selected for this first edition are: Coccoina glue, Eritrea scented paper, a cotton and linen towel from Lanificio Leo, the oldest mill in Calabria, a piece of Valobra soap, and a Tassotti Graphics’ notebook, made with patterned paper from Remondini's amazing archive.
To mark the occasion, Pesatori Printing Press, active in Milan since 1949, will letterpress the complimentary postcards, while Scatolificio Italiano Spada, born in 1922 as a sawmill for the Milanese industrial district, realizes the packaging.
Fattobene means well made in Italian. It is an online shop and a platform to archive and sell Italian everyday archetypes that have a long history.
We travel through Italy to discover special and unique items, like art déco soaps and modernist saffron packagings, old time candies and niche farmers' textiles that have been producing the same way for hundreds of years.
We want to create a place where people can relax and read interesting stories about objects that are difficult to find anywhere else.
The result is a cutting edge collection of timeless items that improve with age and create an atlas of Italian material culture.
Fattobene is curated by Anna Lagorio, journalist, and Alex Carnevali, photographer.
Visual identity and web design by AV.
If you have questions, want to suggest new items or simply say hello, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a journalist, you can download our presskit here or write us at email@example.com
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