Prato determines much of its urban and social identity in its textile industry. Passing through the neighborhoods it's easy to bump into evocative objects that tell of Prato's industrial heritage. One of these is the 'Rocchetto' (textile spool), an element that has always been used in spinning machinery, consisting of a cylindrical core onto which the textile thread is wound.
The installation is a rectangular carpet made of recycled plastic spools joined to create a chromatic pattern that characterises the language of the work. The geometry of the pattern is the result of a research and synthesis work that took its inspiration from the ornamental fabric motifs of the textile production, and from the dichromatic decorative compositions of the entrance to the medieval city cathedral .
The result is a work that creates a bridge between tradition and contemporary production technologies, capable of narrating the history of a city and
its territory with incisive simplicity.
The artwork has been exhibited at Farm Cultural Park in Favara, at BASE Milano during the Milan Design Week 2022, and at Contextile - Bienal of textile art in Guimaraes. The work has been awarded an honorable mention at Contextile 2022.