COSEINCORSO is a multi-disciplinary design studio founded by Marzia Cerio and Marwann Frikach. Their approach aims to reintroduce poetics into the production process of objects and highlights the cultural context in which they are made.
They focus on research and handcrafted production as well as on the valorization and transmission of know-how while working in collaboration with artisans and sourcing local materials.
Each project is inspired by history, archaeology, and geography and translates the essence of a region into physical form.
Collection 01 - Les âmes simples
Consisting of a bench, a table, a mirror, and a candle holder, this collection interprets and reflects the daily lives led by the Béguines.
The forms are freely inspired by objects found in their homes: the Béguinages.
This collection was produced in collaboration with young craftspeople in Brussels who have perfected traditional skills such as ironwork, upholstery, and natural wax casting.
Collection 02 - Apothecary
For the second collection, the Coseincorso team travelled to Abruzzo in Italy, a region surrounded by nature, on one side the sea and on the other the mountains. Beneath its mountains, the small town of Castelli is the chosen heir to a centuries-old tradition: ceramics. The people of this small village saw their golden age at the early stages of the Renaissance when they became the Italian producers par excellence of pharmaceutical pottery.
Apothecaries, druids and kings turned to the skilled potters who created, thanks to the ceramist Orazio Pompei and his workshop, a unique style in the early 1500s. The Orsini-Colonna collection dates to this period, when the two ruling families of the time requested a wedding trousseau made of ornate and valuable apothecary jars.
Centuries later, the same craftspeople faithfully reproduced the 16th century ceramics and perpetuated the savoir-faire. Inspired by this ancient collection, they collaborated with master ceramists to create new jars with magical shapes, highlighting the importance of the hand-made.
The magic of an object, its poetry, the mystical and biblical figure of the dragon, the neutral and shiny monochrome colors opposed to the decorative richness of the past, the herbs and ointments they contained, the figure of the ancient pharmacist, part naturalist, part magician... these elements tell the story of an area and a past that still has much to say.
These objects speak of the beauty of a tradition and of a world that, although it no longer exists, remains alive through the shapes and savoir-faire that is passed on through generations of artisans.
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