Sambonet Kyma meets the tradition of Deruta
In the class of authentic ceramic products, these plates are the result of the abilities of artisan experts who, working entirely by hand, transfer the local painting traditions into the richness of decoration, intentionally exaggerated for this project. This was able to transform the visual and emotional impact of Kyma itself.
Through an elegant philological study of the oldest designs of Renaissance Deruta products, Gianni Cinti offers in each special edition article a totally personal re-reading of these original, free-form decorative elements, at times reconsidered and influenced by his style. This was the context in which these four fine decorative objects were designed and, while maintaining strong ties with the past, they draw on elements from different cultures and fields of endeavour, including the fascinating world of fabrics.
Within this same space, the fashion designer skilfully brought together prints and patterns with the colour tones typical of the Deruta ceramic tradition. The nuance of manganese, the ramina green and peacock blue are thus combined with the sophisticated golden, pink, mint and indigo tones of antique Chinese silks and fabric prints for fashion. The decorative elements that border the Deruta plates become one with the fantastic Asian-style flowers, acanthus leaves, natural elements together with geometric, pictorial and “a grottesche” decorations that characterize each piece.
‘I must say I consider them to be the result of the deep planning needed to bring together the practical necessities of design with the will to last over time - in fact, breaking with the belief that fashionable products necessarily have short lives. Rather than Fashion, I call it The Fashion.’
He was born in Marsciano, Perugia, in 1979. After his early artistic training in Deruta, he specialised in graphics and design at the prestigious Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche in Urbino. He has worked with some of the most famous brands in Italian and international fashion like Alberta Ferretti and Marithè and Francois Girbaud, even working with Gianfranco Ferré as a member of the creative staff of the Maison. In 2010, he founded his Fashion Design Studio in Turin, assembling a team of highly qualified professionals. He claims collaboration with prominent international figures and, especially in Shanghai, is considered one of the most interesting emerging designers, due to his creative production, which ranges from fashion to designer ceramics, from graphics to textiles. He holds classes and workshops in his speciality and teaches personal design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.