“Cosetta” was born during the lockdown; while I was stuck in the house, I started looking for some motivation and inspiration, and since I couldn’t leave the house, I started experimenting with what I had at home making prototypes with my 3D Printer.”
How are your products made?
I make all my products in my studio which is in Dalston. I start of by modelling my ideas using a 3D modelling program. After callibrating my 3D printer, I start the printing.
It is a very long and slow process, as the printer prints the 3D object layer by layer. It can take from 10 to 24 hours, depending on the dimensions.
What materials do you use?
I only use a specific filament for printing: a blend of PLA (Bioplastic) and organic compounds. This way, the material biodegrades far quicker than a standard PLA. I always design products that don’t need any support material for printing.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
My Inspiration comes from everything that surrounds me. I like to observe people's behaviours and develop designs that require an active interaction with the user to create a positive subject-object relation. “Cosetta” follows my design philosophy, especially the “Cloud” and “Goldfish” designs, where the user can decide which function to give to them depending on their needs and/or taste.
Which is your favourite product?
My favourite one is “Acid” because it is the first one that I designed. I am also proud of “Cloud” and “Goldfish” because they represent my design philosophy completely.
Is there a special meaning behind the name Cosetta?
“Cosetta” means a tiny thing in Italian. I like giving Italian names to my products sometimes to bring a bit of my heritage with them. I decided to call it “Cosetta” because I think of this project as a colourful element, a tiny thing that can change the mood of an interior.
Do you have anything planned for this year that you can share with us?
I am working on some candle holders and jewellery pieces to expand the “Cosetta” family. I also love to experiment with different techniques and materials for other projects. It is always an ongoing process.