Nicchia

Via Visita Poveri, 5, Palermo, PA, Italia

One of the many laboratories Alab that now fills the city of Palermo is niche, creative space site in poor visit, 5. The project stems from the need to create a space open to the city where you can make visible trades, jobs and moments of creation, thus sharing a place with members that will be an integral part of the creative process, with a view to sharing the Know craftsman. Unique and original objects are made here by creative and craftsmen, together with which it will be possible to design and a custom artefact with the characteristics preferred by the purchaser and with his personal taste.

Who we are: Matafiri Cuoio - creation of  tandy leather and leather  objects using embossing and  chiselling techniques as well as painting techniques on leather for the creation of highly customized common leather goods (wallets, bags, etc.) up to more artistic works, mainly using natural dyes for the realization of theatrical masks on wood or modeling on sculptural forms of plaster of Paris.   Castiglione Pipe – Was his passion of pipe smoking, who initially led him to collect different models of pipes which soon become a job. The love for wood and its manual skills allows him to give life to pipes made with arboreal heather root in  many shapes and colors, from the most classic to the most elaborate. His knowledge of the pipe world comes from  extensive reading of dedicated books, comparison with smoking experts and visits to the most prestigious existing factories. Using manual equipment such as rasp, file, sandpaper and various abrasive pastes its roots take shape.

Nicchia