justpugliafactory wants to be a new concept of lifestyle, born from a
rural context from the land and the sea, giving the consumer a unique
experience about the Italian culture and creativity.
justpuglia Ceramic Collection
The main ceramic production center in Apulia and also in Italy is
Grottaglie, in the province of Taranto. In the heart of this characteristic
town, along the gravina San Giorgio, an entire district of expert
ceramists was formed over the centuries who, obtaining laboratories
and cooking ovens in the rock of hypogean environments used in the
past also as oil mills, have been able to develop a flourishing artisan
activity today recognized and appreciated all over the world.
To date Grottaglie, with its numerous pottery shops, is the only Apulian
ceramic center protected by the DOC mark.
Thus was born the capsule justpuglia Ceramic Collection, a collection
of a few LIMITED EDITION pieces, such as the Apulian pumo, the
candle holder and rural glasses in enameled dove-gray color, made by
the skilled hands of the craftsmen of this place.
A new collaboration is born for justpugliafactory with the Roman artist Simona Ranieri, who is closely linked to the land of Puglia and its intense beauty.The prickly pear shovel is an integral part of the Apulian landscape, a natural sculpture that repeats itself endlessly.
Simona Ranieri has created for justpugliafactory a capsule of unique, totally handmade pieces. An original living idea for those who love a sophisticated lifestyle.
Simona Ranieri :"Prickly pear plant typical of southern Italy and our islands, hand and/or machine stitched with refined fabrics. Inspired by the walls invaded by prickly pear bushes and blades, in my travels along the roads and villages of southern Italy, I wanted to bring this element into my home, in everyday life.Coming out of the natural colours of the plant, I worked for an artistic object, with a choice of sought-after fabrics, which sometimes take me out of the continent, and sometimes dig into the ancient Italian tradition, with fabrics hand-woven by my grandmother, lace and natural fabrics used in agriculture and traditional activities."
Simona Ranieri : "The individual pieces are sewn, one by one, by hand or by machine, by my mother and me, a great shoulder for sewing, and represent a harmonious design between the 'colours of the chosen fabrics', their combination and the 'shapes' of the paddles, the latter cut out on foam rubber.The choice of a ceramic vase and the pebbles, collected by me in the streets and parks, once again lead to the naturalness of the furnishing accessory made and the strong link with the element EARTH to which it belongs."