Inspired by Thea Kuta

The term "Thea Kuta" refers to a type of weaving technique developed and produced by Elisa Bortolussi.
In order to create the experience of yarn as an alternative tool of visual expression, she traveled from Italy to Mexico and from Nigeria to Ghana to investigate how women around the world interpret this method of artistry.
So "Thea Kuta" is an experimental art form that embraces elements of different cultures: combining aspects of contemporary design and geometry with weaving traditions, allowing design to meet art, and the lampshade has become a sculpture.

Not only tradition
First, geometry. Then color it. The creative path of Elisa Bortolussi follows these two concepts. This is essentially due to the separation between planning and creating; these actions are clearly visible in her works and are deeply expressive even in the moment of visual perception. At the beginning, the artist develops the structure of her work through drawing; prepares a design view in which the basic geometries (triangle, square, circle) shape all her work and give it its final structure. It is not only a simple combination or arrangement of figures. Different shapes intersect and overlap to form complex geometries, sometimes regular, sometimes only perceptual.
Thea Kuta welcomes not only tradition, but also technology and new materials.
This is how different collections: from BALLS, where the architectural structure gives a sense of depth and a finish effect, to FLOR, where leather combined with cotton gives a very stable and romantic style to the environment, to UFOs, where a futuristic feeling is created, and Double pendulum, which gives a very refined and elegant touch and finally MEDUSA, where Thea Kuta discovers the technique of laser machine cutting. The color combination is also a sector Thea Kuta explores endlessly, recognizing a universal sensitivity to color that can be applied in everyday life. The shadow is also an interesting effect of Thea Kuta technique, which allows space to be a witness of the game of optical illusion and transparency.
In addition to her independent work, for the last 7 years she has also been involved in production and design on request, she works for Missoni Home and cooperates with architects from around the world, developing and curating custom designs.
Each piece is handcrafted by Elisa Bortolussi in her workshop in Zurich, Switzerland from 100% cotton and leather, and the frames are made of steel.

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