FROM GARDE> The collections of Gruppo di Installazione are generated by a research in traditional and folk craft materials with modern and innovative techniques. Materials used today are the same materials used for trousseau and daily wardrobe since the beginning of the last century and are still produced in centuries-old Italian factories. Recovering our history is the essential ground to search for the new; objects from the past towards the future.
The Coperta Italiana blanket is Gruppo di Installazione’s manifesto. “Taranta” is the fabric that Abruzzo sheperds used to make “tabarri”, the cloaks they used to protect themselves from cold and rain.
Gruppo di Installazione textiles at GARDE The Plaid Timbro blanket is part of a project dedicated to the black sheep. The stripes decoration, which recalls traditional blankets is made with Italian black sheep wool using a modern technique of needle-punch-embroidery. Wool from black sheep for a long time was depressed by the market. For Gruppo di Installazione, the black sheep wool is not only beautiful, but full of symbolic meanings.