Art and innovation
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Fede Cheti launches its new collection taking inspiration from the brand's archive and presenting
iconic shapes of the late 50s with a modern twist
The designs of the precious Fede Cheti archive are a constant source of inspiration for Alessia Fugazzola, who reinterprets the traits and colors, reconstructing the settings and contexts to decline them in contemporary shapes and tones. From the very beginning it was clear that the consistent research made by Alessia Fugazzola concerning the shapes and colors to be applied to her glasses was in deep harmony with the work done by Fede Cheti.
This connection is clearly expressed in the new eyewear collection, represented by iconic shapes of the late 50s but with a modern twist and an eye towards sustainability. The entire archive of drawings, fabrics, documentation on the company, and especially the historical material, original letters, catalogs and press reviews are available at the headquarters.
Entirely handmade in Italy, the acetate with which the eyewear is made is produced exclusively by Mazzucchelli1849 on the basis of a design made by René Gruau for Fede Cheti in 1968, while the gradient sun lens are produced by Marinelli. The Gruau design has been resized and adapted to the eyewear by the designer Alessia Fugazzola and, through the screen printing technique with application of a transparent protective layer, each eyewear becomes unique.
Photo on top: mod. Marino
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