The collection of vases CONCRETE was born from the collaboration between the popular Italian brand Selettti and the designer Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba. Entirely made of concrete. Here proposed by Shop Decor we find the funny vase/container CHAPEAU TOP HAT. This multifunctional object is watertight and it is the perfect gift for those who love unusual objects. Moreover, thanks to its dimensions, L.30 D.25 H.17 cm, CHAPEAU TOP HAT can be placed in every kind of environments, where it surely won't be unnoticed.
Since 1964, year of its constitution, Seletti has always focused on the research of innovative and distinctive solutions in the field of design.
Seletti was founded in Cicognara, Mantua, by Romano Seletti. Since 1972 he has been travelling many times to the Far East, becoming a pioneer in importing home products. This activity continued until the ‘80es, when the international trade radically changed and a new generation, his children Stefano and Maria, began to introduce new ideas in the company. The collection of tableware “Estetico Quotidiano” has been presented: fine porcelain and pyrex glass are the materials used for the objects of this collection, which has already become a classic. Thanks to its enthusiasm, passion, resolution and experimentation, Seletti has created a real brand, becoming famous and recognized all over the world. Its commercial network has spread all over the world and the company has now two official branches: Seletti North America Ltd. and Seletti China. Big investments have been made also in the Seletti headquarter: a new showroom and new storehouses on an area of more than 7.000 m2, whose energy supply derives from one of the biggest photovoltaic systems of the Northern Italy. Seletti’s company strategy aims to the production of common objects that are full of creativity and artistic ideas and are, at the same time, affordable for everybody. The 2013 collections “Florigraphie” (table and pot mats made of straw), “Egg of Columbus” (lamps made of recycled paper) and the new polished dishes and cups mark a return to the original materials.
Today Seletti cooperates with many young Italian and international designers, who are quickly becoming famous and who are part of a young group that is developing and growing together. This challenge is leading to very good results. Derived from unusual and original combinations, evocations of art and attention to the daily needs, products made by Seletti enter houses of customers who care for elegance and design, and who want to create their personal and funny way of living.
Young designer from Lombardy, Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba was born in Massalombarda in 1976.
After having graduated at the Art Institute and at the Academy of Fine Arts, he began working for the scenic design of theatres and cooperating with several architecture studios. These cooperation are the source of the great interest of this young towards design. What follows is a design which is highly influenced by arts, a design which puts in its middle Human Being and Nature, his favorite theme. From Nature and from life principles comes the main part of the inspiration of this artist, who thinks at the artistic inspiration as at a perpetual return to childhood games, to fun and euphoria of the discovery of treasures hidden in simple things.