The classic leather goods house FENDI is partnering with local artists to introduce a series of two separate unique design projects. Local artists Aaron Padilla and Eli Baxter will both be on hand to launch FENDI’s design focused Fatto A Mano For the Future (translates to handmade for the future) platform in Hawaii.
Fatto A Mano will look to combine old world artisanship and modern day techniques through collaboration with emerging contemporary artists. Fatto A Mano for the Future HAWAII will be a perpetual conversation between varying creative fields, mixed materials, artist and audience, design and craftsmanship, and the harmony that can be created between old world principles and modern day methods.
More About Fendi
FENDI is a leather goods house that was founded in 1925. They are responsible for establishing the very first handbag and fur workshop in Rome, Italy.
FENDI – who is now a part of the LVMH luxury goods portfolio, is known as an eternal symbol for superior quality. Under the design leadership of both Karl Lagerfeld for Women’s ready to wear and fur, and Silvia Venturini Fendi for accessories. As one of the world’s most renowned luxury lifestyle brands, FENDI hasan international distribution network of 190 boutiques, ranging from clothing, accessories, and fur to furniture and design collections. Appreciated by the world for its quality, creativity and distinctive style that blends innovation with tradition, FENDI has been part of the LVMH Group since 2000.
More About the Local Artists
Eli Baxter’s cerebral installations consisting of recycled bicycle tire rubber and FENDI Selleria leather explores scientific and philosophical concepts while focusing on raw materials and handcrafted details. Eli creates spatial experiences through herconical, floral and intricate ‘creature-like’ installations that cleverly mix her modern methods with Italian artisanship.
A self-taught woodworker, Aaron Padilla manipulates natural wood segments into elegant woven and knotted sculptures. By constructing and deconstructing these pieces, Aaron organically incorporates FENDI Selleria leather to create modern designs with mixed textures.
Eli Baxter + Craftsman Live Performance:
Friday, August 12th – Saturday, August 13th
12pm – 8pm
Champagne Toast on Friday, August 12th 6pm-8pm
Aaron Padilla + Craftsman Live Performance:
Sunday, August 14th – Monday, August 15th 12pm – 9pm
Champagne Toast on Sunday, August 14th from 6pm – 8pm
*20% of all proceeds will be donated to the University of Hawaii Art Department.
Beyond Honolulu will have a full wrap of the event, including a massive photo gallery to view after the four day event is done. For more information, including a chance to get two free tickets to the event please contact us.