EDITAMATERIA Form + Function + Story
Wabi Sabi design with stories that transcend the aesthetic.
Founded in 2014, the Italian collective Editamateria is a project, a brand and a journey rooted in common passions and creativity. Stories are told. Stories are made. With multiple designers creating under this young label’s umbrella, the tactile and inventive brainchild of Silvia Ariemma and Rebecca Treves has nurtured a deeply researched and delightful array of objets and furniture to share with the world.
Ariemma and Treves came together from distinctly different backgrounds through which each woman’s respective strength complements the other’s. Inspired by the 2012 Turin Design Week exhibit “Wabi Sabi, Italian Slow Design” (re-shown in 2013 during Milan’s Salone del Mobile) which she co-curated, Ariemma began her quest to develop and promote this imperfectly perfect design aesthetic through ongoing collaborations with the Italian slow designers she had tapped for the show. Weaving her design and creative background with the business and export expertise of Treves, the duo launched the collective, and is today an emerging design tour de force, with their designers’ exceptionally compelling and thoughtful work traveling the globe.
“The Blowing Man”, a stunningly minimalist, limited edition Editamateria capsule collection of five hand-blown borosilicate glass vessels, is designed by Antonio Aricò, and features The Blowing Man in action. Watching him “perform” his craft, balanced atop or wrangling these sublime, curvaceous forms is to feel the soulful delicacy of breath itself.