Stemming from a desire of creating something that would fulfil their life-long textile-loving reveries, Emma Pucci and Valentina Pilia founded the studio and showroom where they showcase a heap of handmade pieces and renowned brands that elevate one-of-a-kind craftsmanship. Emma Pucci is a French-Swiss architect who worked for many years in the film industry as a Production Designer. Valentina Pilia is an Italian-born Interior Designer.
Below their presentation of the exhibition "Linho e Sal"
Sal is a ceramic table that was originated after the encounter with João Rolaça from Oficinas do Convento in Montemor O Novo. It is an experience with clay cooked with salt in a handmade wood oven. The result is always a sort of surprise and that is what we liked about this process. We loved this « burnt » aspect of the tray and we imagined a small collection around it. The coffee table is a combination of this ceramic experience and the metalwork of the legs by Emaço. The design of the legs was inspired by the little metal tray that you use to lay ceramic objects to cook them in the oven. We love its fragile aspect in contradiction with such solid work of metal and high degrees of ceramic cooking processes.
Images courtesy of: Flores Textile Studio