- Careers & Placement
Industry Project: DESIGN MIXOLOGY – CREATING NARRATIVES FROM THE ART OF KIMONO TO KEN SCOTT AND BEYOND
Project Leader: Marco Mastroianni, Responsable Crèation Matières LVMHMaster in Fabrics Innovation Design a.y. 2021/2022
Industry Project in collaboration with Mantero _ Lucia Mantero, Owner ; Franco Mantero, CEO
Mantero is a family-owned textile company founded in 1902, in Como, by Riccardo Mantero. Since then, Mantero has been lovingly weaving, dyeing, printing and tailoring its garments, contributing to the prestige of the Como textile district, whose standards of quality and refinement have always been the highest in the world. The Mantero story is one of excellence that has been handed down for four generations. Its name can be found in the Register of Historic Companies. The Register rewards companies which are more than 100 years-old and have passed their wealth of experience and entrepreneurial values to later generations, while respecting the environment and people.
The objective of this project was to make a journey, in time and space but towards a future destination. As experienced mixologists, students werw asked to identify the delicate balance, the mix of ingredients necessary to build a unique experience. Japan and Ken Scott were not the only elements to be taken into consideration, it was necessary to create a meaningful path that brings one’s own design process to the contemporary in respect of the enormous productive potential of a leader Brand like Mantero.
Ultimately students were asked to work as a chef, as a mixologist, creating balance between the senses and significance.