Penelope gets her name from the weaver in the myth of Odysseus, a feminine symbol of intelligence, patience, dexterity and an artful adaptability to the ever-changing nature of reality, capable of regenerating and maintaining the spirit of the home. Conceived of as the evolution of a woven carpet that becomes light, Penelope is more than just a furnishing accessory. In fact, within the context of the functionality of contemporary living, she is capable of decorating, furnishing and defining the spaces of our daily lives and, at the same time, stimulating the senses and evoking ancient stories.
Produced in a single version, covered in fabric or bare, she brings the tactility of an artisanal object into the home. With this comes the unrepeatability of a product made entirely by hand, the result of wisdom passed down through generations, at once both simple and rich in history, which is integral to the crochet weaving technique.
Creative Director and Designer for Fisionarte, Domenico was born in Altamura in Apulia, in southern Italy. His design approach and sensibility to interacting with the material that comes mainly from the experience transmitted by his father and master craftsman.
His multidiscipline mastery learning of knowledges allows him to reach unique solutions able to overcome conventional schemes: “A creation can challenge time if it keeps the emotion of its author, this ingredient does not deteriorate, does not need maintenance or updates … ”