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“Inspired by the complexity of nature, Santomaro explores the deep connections between the balance of the shapes and the observer’s awareness, creating objects that enhance properties of matter, in a continuous research towards the thin balance between Aesthetic and Funcionality.”

The entire Santomaro Design Collection is characterised by a strong personality.

A creative journey begun by a pair of engineers, Franco Ciribeni and Antonella Strappa, who gave birth to a new Made in Italy project, creating a collection of furniture, accessories, and lighting based on a visionary concept of design combined with engineering, and possessing technical details which become beautiful decorative elements to be valued rather than hidden.

The result is an interesting atmosphere of innovation that is present in all of the home décor products, where “new” is never cold and detached, but warm and welcoming, as a home should be: a space to live in, an object to look at, always near to the individuals who reside in it, yet with elegance, discretion, and a touch of irony.

Santomaro Design got its start long ago, with its first interior sketches. Eventually it began working alongside a team of engineers and designers, the first products were tested, and a reliable collaboration with local suppliers was established. In 2016 its first mono-brand store was inaugurated in Civitanova Marche and it was from here that the company took its first steps.

The entire collection is created by Italian artisan craftsmen. The company works side by side with carpenters, turners, and blacksmiths, who in turn became passionate about the project, seeking pure materials that inspire new solutions and ambitious projects.

Innovation and creativity led Santomaro to earn international recognition with first prize in the 2017 Fiber Contest, awarded during Milano Design Week, thanks to a lighting project, and then go on to register two brands and a patent, solutions adopted for the products conceived and for the creation of a unique line of home décor.

Collaborations began with the first retailers who believed in the collection, who loved the style being proposed, appreciated the authenticity, and wanted to offer a valid alternative to their clientele. Thus highly dependable relationships were established based on a direct exchange with the company, which sought to broaden its sales network with exclusive distribution areas in Italy and abroad.

The Santomaro Collection is presented in exclusive showrooms, alongside prestigious brands and in various contexts, from interiors to lighting, and even gift ideas, where people seek valuable content and appreciate the originality of a product that, as new as it is, already has so much to say.

An essential vademecum that makes our design objets unique and original. A working method that underlines the philosophy by wich we read and we interpret the contemporary.

1.  Enhancement of all elements
The living space is to be treated as a single component that must be designed so as to enhance every one of its constituent elements, both in terms of maximum functionality and aesthetic research.
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Maximum functionality
The search for maximum functionality should include:
— static efficiency 
— spatial efficiency that enables adequate internal space to be provided to meet lifestyle needs
— heating, lighting and acoustic efficiency to provide optimal microclimatic conditions for intended use
— durability efficiency to ensure maximum resistance to weathering.

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Maximum aesthetic research 
Aesthetic research should include:
— functional aesthetics rooted in an understanding of the function of an object by determining an extension of the overall aesthetic effect
— the spatial aesthetics inherent in the aesthetic effects linked to perception of the relationship between the interior space size and human scale
— figurative aesthetics that include the typical plastic and decorative factors of figurative art.

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Minimum funcional and decorative excess
The object is to be designed in terms of minimum functional and decorative excess. The maximum funcionality is to be achieved by reducing the number of elements leading to this. The maximum aesthetic expression is to be transmitted by minimising the decorative effects that can distract from the plastic and functional sense of the Object.

5. Aesthetic enhancement of the supporting structure
The supporting structures and building systems of the living space, as far as possible, should be deployed at their highest aesthetic and functional level with priority given to their visibility within environments.
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Use of natural materials
All materials used must be researched so as to prioritise those that nature makes available, such as so-called raw materials like iron and steel, stone, wood, brick, glass. As far as possible synthetic plastics should be avoided.

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Respect for the nature of materials
The materials should be processed so that the slightest alteration in surface appearance is consistent with its original functionality. Treatments that imitate and simulate surfaces belonging to other materials must be absolutely avoided.

8. Enhancement of local and artisanal labour
The realization of the elements of the living space must consider the possibility of using local labour and must prioritise an artisanal rather than an industrial approach to the work.
9. Minimum enviromental impact
The choice of structures and materials must seek to minimize environmental impact on terrestrial ecosystems, both at the point of implementation and when the architectural object is made available for future use.