LABORATORIO DONÀ AS PLAYGROUND
Laboratorio Donà is a fashion and art studio where a unique synthesis takes place. The impact of Belgian fashion design, with the power of its visions and particular aesthetics, merges with the Italian artisanal tradition that strives to perfection in every detail.
Patrizia’s work is a confluence of visual art and design, and all of her fashion projects are also research and experiments as well as being suitable for production in smaller or larger series of wearable objects and accessories. Donà uses unconventional materials as well as found objects that awaken the senses and evoke the wonder of lost industries. The narrative quality of products has always played a major role in her work. Each of her creations tells a tale.
She muses on a chosen material like a sculptor, an object is being born directly from that and no other material, while the designing process is like an adventure with an outcome that sometimes surprises even the artist herself.
In 2012 Patrizia Donà established her own label “Laboratorio Donà” which was renamed “Donà” in 2019. She started collaborating with different manufacturers with one aim: to improve each detail to the level of excellence and to combine craft and industrial methods of production. She is obsessed with details because “The details are not the details; they make the product.” Obsessive Attention to Detail Isn’t Crazy, It’s required said The Emes.