Urban Upholstery will be away from the 7th to the 30th of August 2010.
Every summer we going to Italy to work on a big scale project of restoring an old house, recycling everything it is available and sourcing locally materials that we can't find around.
The house seats in the inside land of Liguria in a small town called Rio that counts 35 inhabitants. We love to be part of such small community, they are all very friendly and generous with us.
It is our escape from our busy/business life and it works pretty well: hard work, excellent fresh growing food, long walks in the mountains, swimming at the local river to avoid the overcrowded Italian beaches, and most of all surviving to all the needs and requirements that a comfortable life in the city is imposing to us.
Well, nice weather is a guarantee ... it's hot and sunny all the time...a lots of wild life around, we are literally sharing the house with Victor_the red squirrel and Pippi_a family of bats. They live in the attic and we all meet at night or in the early morning for breakfast...When is all quite around a family of wild boars (the little ones weight 70 kilos each) comes close to the house and eats the walnuts that falling from our trees.
Every year friends and volunteers join us in this adventure to make it even more special...Big Thanks to everyone that up to now has contributed to this fantastic project.
We will come back at work the 31st of August with a program full of events: Collective_exhibition in our showroom, open studios and Eco Design Christmas Fair.
We are very happy of the success that our upcycling concept and program of exhibitions have collected in the last two years and we will work even harder to make it more successful!
Have a great summer!
Andrea & Patrizia