Materials: oak wood, wicker, ceramics, decoration with colored earths.
Social networks always existed, but “network” is certainly a contemporary term. Networks connecting people, events and places: for these reasons, Europe is a mass of connections.
&ABILITY wants to interpret networks as personal and business intersections reflecting culture and land, through unique and matchless know-how. Wicker weaving, decorated weaves on ceramics: different materials and processing, to develop and rise the tradition in which identify, to interface with “the diverse”, promoting innovation.
The name itself, &ABILITY, is the union between the junction par excellence, “&”, (from Latin, Et) and “ability”, to underline the importance of sharing different expertise.
&ABILITY is made of one wooden table holding different components: lampshades, bowls, wicker baskets or ceramic vases, each of them carrying its own identity, even though they’re part of the same project. In the same way we live, independent people but citizens of a larger community: Europe.
Components are connected in a dynamic dialogue and may be combined upon user’s taste and needs, creating different compositions, in which weaving is the continuity element.
Work carried out during the project CASA EUROPA – Euro Decennial seen from Veneto craftsmen (www.casa-europa.it)