How is one of Luci di Seta’s lampshades created? Which are the main steps of production and the techniques employed?
We don’t use chemical glues, nor any kind of mechanical or electrical means. The only tools we use are scissors, sticks, pencils, small engravers, water glues and, of course, hand movements. Many of our projects were inspired by internationally renowned textile editors, by the discovery of jute, hemp, raffia, and straw, and it couldn’t have been any differently! We always use the colorful linen by Dominique Keiffer and Libeco, the precious silks of the Parisian house Metaphores, velvets by Jab Anstoetz showcasing splendid hues, but we would be glad to create a collection using our Venetian Fortuny fabric, or Dedar and many others. Thanks to Alexandra Stendl, her knowledge and availability, we were able to explore, research and experiment the historical world of art by studying materials and new compositions. Alexandra Stendl was able to reinterpret important methods of craftsmanship such as “Marmorino”, a Venetian type of stucco, and ancient gold leaf plating by applying them directly on the completed lampshade in parchment or silk, and giving shape to the 2019 Secret World Collection.