Fornace Brioni by Cristina Celestino

February 2018
Fornace Brioni presented two collections designed by Cristina Celestino, art director of the company. Giardino all’Italiana, rethinks the character of the cotto (the traditional Italian brick, at Fornace Brioni made exclusively from clay and rainwater, and crafted by hand) and explores its potentialities in expressive terms, and Gonzaga, which creates a temporal short circuit through timeless patterns proposed for the first time in cotto. Fornace Brioni boasts a long history, the earliest references to the kiln dating back to 1883. In 1926, the Brioni family purchased the Fornacione (meaning large kiln) – as it was known for its sheer size – and laid, with passion and dedication, the foundations for what is now a time-honoured cotto manufacturing business.

DAMN°66 Materials presents products that are the new generation of products. Says Productivity editor Patrizia Coggiola about the Patina trend:

"The return of the gentle allure of past interiors. That effortless pleasure for materials with a long history and the understated details for a kaleidoscopic, saturated effect. Explore the potentialities of the expressive use of timeless patterns, in a temporal short circuit that can make you feel comfortable and confident, all at once."