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Pezze di Prato
Florence - invited
In occasion of Prato Expo/54 (Florence 15-20 September 2005), the Fortezza da Basso, hosting venue, presented itself with an unusual "dress". During three days of work, three designers shaped three kilometers of colorful fabric insinuating between the Fortress bastions. Colurful strips invaded the public piazza and wrapped around enormous cylinders evoking the "Pezza" (traditional cloth collection system used in Prato's factories). An open art-piece to celebrate the highly sophisticated skills of the Italian fabric manufacturers. The project has been developed in collaboration with Diana Eugeni and Vincenzo Russo.