The Shade of Venice dividers are created with a magical colourful weave in nautical cords inspired by the Venetian islands and their local colours. Thus four collections emerge: Murano, Burano, Giudecca and Sant’Erasmo. From the white stone of Giudecca to the colours of the vegetables, like the artichokes that grow in the vegetable gardens of Venice’s Sant’Erasmo. Inspired by Murano, the light blue and green colours play in the threads of the divider’s weave, whilst the bright tonalities and contrasts of the Burano design reflect the colourful houses of the island in orange and blue. The design’s play on positive and negative creates a peek-a-boo effect subtly revealing the spaces beyond. The Shade of Venice dividers create great flexibility and infinite styling possibilities indoors and outdoors.
Production year 2018
Marco Zito 16.2.1966 architect, graduated under Vittorio Gregotti at the IUAV in 1994.
Since 1996 he has been teaching Industial Design in the faculty of Design and Arts of IUAV Venice. Invited lecturer at the Industrial Design Centre of Montevideo (Uruguay), at San Marco Centre of Kigali (Rwanda), at IMC – Industrial Modernisation Centre of Cairo, (Egypt).
Expert member of the Observatory for the project ADI. BEDA Reg.
His studio, in Venice, specialises in product design, interior design and architecture.
Design Index ADI 2004, selected for “Steelon”, Viabizzuno production. Published in Design Yearbook 2004 by Tom Dixon. Prize at “Batimat 2005” design for innovation trophy, Paris; the “lettere” illuminated system design, produced by Viabizzuno. Design Index ADI 2007, selection for “lettere”, Viabizzuno production. “New Italian design” exhibition, permanent design collection, Triennale di Milano. Winner of “Matitalia”, pencil for celebration of 150th anniversary of Italian unity, the “l’unita” produced by Fila.
Projects with Foscarini, Agape, Salviati, Olivetti, Lavazza, Plust, Deltacalor, Coin, Electrolux, Casamania, Danieli Group, Fila, Viabizzuno, Bosa.
Publications in Abitare, Domus, Casabella, Intramuros, Wallpaper, Interni, Ottagono, Diid, The Plan.