Sutor Mantelassi hosts
SUTOR MANTELLASSI , A BRAND WITH A CENTENARY TRADITION IN LUXURY FOOTWEAR, WILL HOST WITHIN ITS WALLS OF VIA PIETRO MASCAGNI 2, MONOLITH, A PORJECT REALIZED WITH ATELIER REIEF AND CURATED BY THOMAS ERBER.
Milan, Salone del Mobile – 12 – 17 April 2016
Sutor Mantellassi, a brand with a centenary tradition in luxury footwear, will host within its walls of via Pietro Mascagni 2, Monolith, a project realized with Atelier Relief and curated by Thomas Erber.
Monolith is a sculpture narrating the manufacturing process of a shoe, or simply the imaginary implosion of its components like the wooden shoetree, giving it its soul and structural integrity. The sculpture is composed of leather panels that have been meticulously finished and hand painted by Sutor Mantellassi’s artisans as they do every day in creating the fine and elegant shoes that carry this prestigious name.
Thomas Erber, the eclectic French journalist, previously collaborated with Sutor Mantellassi reinterpreting Marcello Mastroianni’s famous last, a shoe the Italian actor wore in 1965 imprinting his soles on Holly Wood boulevard in Los Angeles. Thomas is one of the most influential contemporary trendsetters of his generation, having been instrumental in the birth of editorials like L’Optimum and Jalouse. In addition, every year he continues to implement his own project, Cabinet de Curiosites de Thomas Erber, in the worlds most prestigious cities.
Atelier Relief is a space dedicated to artistic collaborations and is an ideal place for sustaining the Relief: works born through the fusion of artists and artisans within the unedited concept of “deframing” the image. Based on detailed plans, an image is selected and then studied with the objective of its transformation, giving it a new dimension without denaturing it.
“It is an honor for Sutor Mantellassi to collaborate once again with Thomas Erber. With Monolith we want to underline the strong bond between tradition and modernity that further characterizes a brand that, proud of its past, projects itself into the future taking inspiration from the worlds of design, art, and architecture” declared Anton Magnani, Sutor Mantellassi CEO.
The installation is realized in two sculptures, both on display for the entire duration of the Salone Del Mobile di Milano: The first is located within the Sutor Mantellassi Head Quarters of Palazzo Mascagni in Via Pietro Mascagni 2, the second at the Flagship store in Via Montenapoleone 3.