19/10/2018 – 75th years Manteco — auf Deutsch lesen
An anniversary year with art
2018 has been a year rich in events at Manteco to celebrate its 75th anniversary
The exclusive party held at the Secret Gallery in Paris, during the Premiere Vision show was the latest of a series of exciting events which marked the year 2018 for the Prato-based company.
In March, Manteco was awarded the Radical Green Prize on the occasion of the 2018 Green Week - Festival of Trento’s Green Economy , for the company’s commitment to both process control and traceability of the textile supply chain and raw materials and increase in the production of regenerated fabrics, according to the circular economy principles.
Manteco Historical Archives
In May, the company inaugurated the Manteco Historical Archives, a project which gives customers access to an unprecedented amount of archive material. Over 40,000 textile samples have been inventoried, catalogued and digitized to preserve the company’s historic heritage, the fruit of many years of research and experimentation.
In June, Manteco’s collaboration with artist Loris Cecchini culminated in the installation, on the façade of Florence’s Gallery Hotel Art, of thousands of steel modules sculpted into the most diverse shapes. The artwork will be on show until December 31 and the photos appear also in the artist’s catalogue, whose cover is made of a fabric specially designed by the Manteco team and composed of carded wool (the company’s signature product), lamé and polyester.
Cecchini’s new work of art, revolving again around the “waterbones” theme and specially created for the preview in Paris, will be introduced at a special event on the days of the Première Vision show, during which Manteco will celebrate its 75th anniversary by connecting, through an imaginary thread made of art and textile excellence, Paris and Florence. At the end of the Parisian show, the work of art will be placed at the entrance of Manteco’s headquarters.
Loris Cecchini was born in Milan in 1969; he lives and works between Milan and Tuscany. He has shown his works at solo exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris , PS1 in New York, Shanghai Duolun MoMA, Centro Pecci of Prato, Musée d’Art Moderne Métropole of Saint-Etienne and he took part in a number of international art events, including Rome’s Quadriennale, the Venice Biennale, Taipei Biennial, Biennial Valencia and Shanghai Biennale.