PORTEGO LETS PEOPLE CONNECT TO LOCAL ITALIAN CRAFTS.
Portego is a design brand which connects – through a synergy of processes and knowledge – the talents of designers with the commitment of craftsmen, leading to the production of items which express profound love for Italian manufacturing excellence.
With strong links to its home region, the Veneto, with its rich cultural, artistic and historic heritage, Portego selects the best local craft manufacturers and involves them in the production of high-design products, which are contemporary yet express echoes of the past.
The Veneto region is, as a matter of fact, particularly rich in areas of specialised manufacturing, each with its own tradition and craft identity: a heritage which requires protection and updating through the planning quality of high design and technological and digital knowledge.
Portego then connects the skills of the craft manufacturers with talented designers, brought together by their sensitivity towards craft manufacturing techniques and the ability to revive them in contemporary objects with a timeless appeal.
It is a virtuous platform, conceived by Flavia Testi and Stefano Rossi, which – by operating within a limited area – guarantees the quality of human relations between all those involved, traceability of the materials used and the sustainability of the entire production process.
Production which is at the same time exclusive and local, which does not conform to industrial product standardisation, in order to follow new and different expressive visions and languages.
With local Italian design objects available to the world.
In Venice, the Procuratie Vecchie (old) and Nuove (new) are the most famous, and they cover the entire perimeter of Saint Mark's Square, imposing their regular, wide and relaxed rhythm on one of the most famous squares in the world. They are porticos, the covered arcades which are one of the most widespread architectural features in the whole city of Venice and a distinctive characteristic of the lagoon city. Portego means “portico” in the Venetian language, and it is an homage to one of the city's most symbolic elements.
" Un progetto di forte impatto: unire design e artigianato veneto in una collezione innovativa, ma legata a doppio filo alle radici, sia a livello di produzione che d'ispirazione"
" Creative Veneto.
(...) proposes an international audience an accurate and exclusive selection of products made in Italy."
" Bella Italia: Mit Flavias und Stefanos Produckten wird Italien noch schöner!"