April 2019 – Fratelli Rossetti chooses the Fuori Salone to present a limited edition characterized by a heel handmade & heartmade co-designed with Lebanese designer Nada Debs: 60 exclusive pieces will be available only in Milan, Beirut and at the online boutique. Two versions will be presented in off-white and red nabuck. The celebration event will take place Thursday, April 11th at the flagship store in 1, Montenapoleone.
Nada Debs, exploring the signature craft of contemporary mother-of-pearl inlay in natural solid walnut wood, creates a unique heel characterized by a zig zag pattern. The lines of the illustration symbolize the heartbeat of Milan and Beirut, two buzzing sister cities, creative hubs on the design map of the world.
“I met Nada in one of my travels to Beirut, a city that I love for its intellectual vivacity” says Diego Rossetti, President of the Milanese brand. “I visited her studio and got fascinated with her ability to combine design and craft, values that we shared: this is how this limited edition was born”.
Nada Debs will also be taking over the design of the windows of Fratelli Rossetti flagship in Milan from Friday, April 05, 2019 for the following days of Salone del Mobile until Sunday, April 21h.
Nada Debs is a Lebanese designer living and working in Beirut. Nada grew up in Japan, studied design at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States and has spent significant periods of time living and travelling the world, finding connections between different cultures. In her work, each detail recalls one of her experiences. In essence, she captures the power of the human hand to tell stories that touch the heart. She calls her approach: handmade and heartmade.
Fratelli Rossetti was founded in 1953 in Parabiago, a town just outside Milan, thanks to the visionary genius Renzo Rossetti. The time was a turning point in Italy’s history with the country taking its first steps into the world of fashion. The company is currently headed by the second generation of the Rossetti family, brothers Diego, Dario and Luca who, through their passion and hard work, they have steered Fratelli Rossetti to its 60th anniversary and beyond, always in pursuit of quality. With a long outstanding history, today the brand is known the world over as being synonymous with style: a shining example of the highest standards of craftsmanship.