Art Archives - Manteco
“Protext!” in collaboration with Archivio Manteco
2020 | 12 | 09

“Protext!” in collaboration with Archivio Manteco

Recycled, symbolic, protective, fashionable, democratic: an exhibition that investigates the use of fabric as a form of protest.
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“The Belt” by Jacopo Benassi in collaboration with Archivio Manteco
2020 | 12 | 09

“The Belt” by Jacopo Benassi in collaboration with Archivio Manteco

A photographic story, in black and white, which depicts the Prato textile industry and its artisans. Strongly desired by Manteco, it is a work of art commissioned to Jacopo Benassi, probably the most important Italian photographer of the last generation and with an unmistakable style.
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Manteco collaborates with the well-known contemporary artist Loris Cecchini
2018 | 04 | 28

Manteco collaborates with the well-known contemporary artist Loris Cecchini

Manteco is proud to celebrate 75 years of business with some exceptional partners: Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Pecci, 30th year since its foundation and Lungarno Collection, a stylish group of intimate design hotels in the heart of Florence with a strong artistic attitude. A special event, which contains two themes close to the company: Art and Nature. A combination that finds the perfect interpreter in Loris Cecchini, a multidisciplinary artist that for, the occasion, will create a site-specific artwork on the walls of the Gallery Hotel and will remain visible from June to December 2018. The artwork, industrially manufactured and assembled by hand with artisan skills, tells a natural and mineral world through biological and architectural references, creating a particular atmosphere on the border between science and the environment.  Another part of the artwork “Waterbones” has already been installed at the Gallery Hotel in Florence. With this action the artist Loris Cecchini continues the collaboration with Manteco: a modern ‘patronage’ where contemporary art meets the growth, not just economic, of a leading company in the district. A few days ago a Loris Cecchini’s art work, recently purchased by the Mantellassi family, has been installed in the head quarter, created ad hoc and designed to fit perfectly in the company’s entrance. This is a new composition on the theme Waterbones already installed at the Gallery Hotel in Florence. The artist Loris Cecchini continues the binomial with Manteco, a modern ‘patronage’ where contemporary art meets the growth, not only economic, of a leading company in the district.
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Manteco launches its unique Archivio Manteco to celebrate the 75th corporate anniversary
2018 | 03 | 29

Manteco launches its unique Archivio Manteco to celebrate the 75th corporate anniversary

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of its birth, Manteco has started a project dedicated to the construction of the Manteco Historical Archive. A great project, which aims to organize and make available an unprecedented quantity of quality materials. Thanks to a rigorous methodological process, we have begun the work of inventory, cataloguing, digitization, preservation and exhibition of the company’s historical heritage, which is composed of more than 40,000 items, as a result of many years of research and experimentation. Thanks to a rigorous methodological process, we have begun the work of inventory, cataloguing, digitization, preservation and exhibition of the company’s historical heritage, which is composed of more than 40,000 items, as a result of many years of research and experimentation.
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