Scarpette, 2021

The “SCARPETTE” stool was designed and created during the Christmas holiday 2020’s “ZONA ROSSA” lockdown period in Pietrasanta, Tuscany where the family of Letizia Caramia lives. As lockdown isolation is a lonely affair, an idea emerged to create a small series of friends who would create company and warmth, a bit like Geppetto and Pinnochio. All pieces are made by hand by Letizia’s father, Gianni Caramia, who is a Tuscan artisan. The design came to life, as the duo worked in the workshop of Letizia’s father with leftover materials and scrapped iron. By welding, cutting and painting the material in a new way, the shapes started to emerge out of the scraps. The design, shape and texture spoke an immediate and kind language which had an almost childish quality that reflected the season and state of mind. The bright and playful colours were inspired by imaginary flags that the duo imagined as a way of travelling during the lockdown. “SCARPETTE”; a round wooden seat with three legs in solid iron pillar which have been powder coated. The base of each iron leg has then been cut, flipped and welded together to give the impression of a foot hence the title “SCARPETTE” - meaning small feet in Italian. The “SCARPETTE” stools are interior objects but most and foremost they are friends, in isolation or in freedom.
A wooden seat with three legs in solid iron pillar which has been powder coated.
The buttom of each iron leg has then been cut, flipped and welded together to give the impression of a foot hence the title “SCARPETTE” - meaning small feet in Italian. Dims: 330 x 490 x 330 mm