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A center for textile design, art and exchange with an open lab for textile production, experimentation and research.
A center for textile design, art and exchange with an open lab for textile production, experimentation and research.
162 backers pledged €12,168 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Lottozero? 

Lottozero is the new center for textile research and networking in Prato, Italy

Who is Lottozero? 

We are Tessa (economist) and Arianna (textile designer and artist), you can see our faces in the video above or in this pic below!

Arianna and Tessa Moroder ph Nadia Grechina
Arianna and Tessa Moroder ph Nadia Grechina

Why is Lottozero necessary?

The idea behind lottozero, is that there aren't very many places for young textile professionals and artists to get together and work. Due in part to the established textile industry, there are few opportunities for young designers or artist unless they are backed by larger companies or institutions. 

At the same time, a lot of young textile designers and artists don't really have the opportunity to see what goes behind the computer generated pattern and how their creations / or their material actually gets produced. let's say we noticed a lot of reciprocal interest on both sides, old school textile producers looking and textile design and art in a suspicious but interested way and youngsters just incredibly curious about the entire production process. 

Sounds nice, but what exactly will be going on there?

A lot, and that's why it' complicated to explain; let's break it down in the same way we've organized our headquarters. Lottozero is:

Design Office: we design textiles on our own, we help companies and textile designers get in touch with one another, we search for the best new styles and trends. We also help with the practical production of many designs by up and coming textile and fashion designers.

Textile Laboratories: someone described us as a Fab Lab for textile design, and we love it! Knitting, Silkscreen printing, felting, weaving, dying, sewing, laser cutting....you name it! Our labs will be open to anyone that will want to use them. 

Kunsthalle: we will be inviting people from all over the world to our residency project in Prato, we are open to propositions and at the end of the stay we will definitely be having an exhibition in our Kunsthalle. 

Shared Studios: the Lottozero headquarter is quite big, overall about 400 sqm, it's a beautiful space and it's getting better as we speak... we would love to share it with other artists, designers, creatives and whoever would like to work there. 

Verde di Prato Shopper and Card
Verde di Prato Shopper and Card

What has Lottozero done so far?

We have been working for the last year to create a network of professionals in the textile industry, to encourage the development of emerging talents in textile design and art, to promote that talent through collaborations and connections and, to revitalize one of the leading textile areas in Europe, Prato.

Right now we are refurbishing our headquarters in the heart of Macrolottozero, in Prato and we're creating an exhibition area, open studio spaces, but more importantly an open textile laboratory that can be used for experimentation, research and small production. 

Lottozero headquarters before refurbishing
Lottozero headquarters before refurbishing

 What will my money get me?

One way we will promote emerging talent is to periodically create collections in collaboration with people that we get to know and love! We are beyond excited to be presenting our very first collaborative collection Right here on Kickstarter! They are all exclusive designs from up and coming italian and international designers and artists, on highest quality silk and silk/modal scarves, made in Italy, obviously

What will my money get you?

Your pledges will help us fund the textile lab and its expenses and specifically will help us buy the necessary machines to get us started!! In particular, we are looking to buy, the silkscreen equipment, the laser-cutter, a hand-weaving loom, a knitting and a sewing machine.

Who will benefit from your project?

This laboratory will be open to anyone in the field of textile art and design that intends to use it, and people from further away will have the possibility to live in apartments above our headquarter through our residency program. The objective is to accomodate people from all over the world, to give them the opportunity to develop their projects and to create global ambassadors for the textile district of Prato. 

Verde di Prato by Lottozero
Verde di Prato by Lottozero
Verde di Prato Close-up
Verde di Prato Close-up
Verde di Prato by Lottozero
Verde di Prato by Lottozero
Anna Deflorian x Lottozero
Anna Deflorian x Lottozero
Anna Deflorian x Lottozero
Anna Deflorian x Lottozero
Anna Deflorian x Lottozero
Anna Deflorian x Lottozero
Lucky by Arianna Moroder
Lucky by Arianna Moroder
Lucky by Arianna Moroder
Lucky by Arianna Moroder
Lucky by Arianna Moroder
Lucky by Arianna Moroder
MUT by Studio Mut for Lottozero
MUT by Studio Mut for Lottozero
Spettacolo per Lottozero by Nadia Grechina
Spettacolo per Lottozero by Nadia Grechina
CPLZ in Blue by Coralie Prévert
CPLZ in Blue by Coralie Prévert
CPLZ by Coralie Prévert
CPLZ by Coralie Prévert
CPLZ in Red by Coralie Prévert
CPLZ in Red by Coralie Prévert
CPLZ in Red by Coralie Prévert
CPLZ in Red by Coralie Prévert
CPLZ in Red by Coralie Prévert
CPLZ in Red by Coralie Prévert
Verde di Prato by Lottozero
Verde di Prato by Lottozero
Verde di Prato by Lottozero
Verde di Prato by Lottozero
Verde di Prato by Lottozero
Verde di Prato by Lottozero

 Photos by Rachele Salvioli except Lottozero headquarter by Duccio Burberi

Risks and challenges

As with any refurbishing projects, our biggest risk is the opening date. Our goal is May 2016, but delays are not uncommon in construction.
We will keep all of our supporters informed should there be any delays. All rewards that are not connected to the use of the space will have no delay whatsoever!
Also, while 10.000 Euros will definitely get us the basic machinery we need, we also have a stretch goal set at 15.000 Euros, that would add some very cool and useful stuff to the mix!

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    Our eternal gratitude and a special thank you email with lots of downloadable goodies! Knowing that you're there and that you like us and believe in us is worth more than gold!
    But should that not be enough, you will also be cited on our website as a supporter of our crowdfunding campaign.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    A very special limited edition lottozero greeting card (in an envelope... we know you want to reuse it and we bet your grandma will love it) and a personal thank you email from our cofounders Arianna and Tessa and invitation to come party party party with us at our spring-time opening. Our eternal gratitude too, of course.

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    Pledge €18 or more About $20

    yeah, we know it's classic and you might already have a million, but 18 bucks is going to get you an amazing first edition lottozero shopper that you can be proud of in years to come. As an extracool detail, you will get our patch that you can either iron to your bag or gift to your friend

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    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    Get our amazing first edition lottozero shopper that you can be proud of in years to come, the extracool detail, you will get our patch that you can either iron to your bag or gift to your friend AND a Verde di Prato greeting card.

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    Pledge €32 or more About $36

    Get our new signature limited edition silk twill, "Verde di Prato" scarf, 45 x 45 cm, Made in Italy, of course. This scarf is inspired by the white and green Italian marble that can be seen on Tuscany's great churches and will only be available during this campaign.

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    Pledge €45 or more About $50

    One day, full access, earlybird special!! Come be one of the first to hang out with us at lottozero and either use our wonderful textile laboratory, our Camera Obscura or our Photography studio for a day and our first edition lottozero shopper.

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    Pledge €80 or more About $89

    Get our first collaboration silk twill scarf, by artist extraordinaire Anna Deflorian, www.annadeflorian.com.
    We're talking about an amazing print, 100% silk, all sides hand stitched scarves, 70 x 70 cm, all Made in Italy, of course.
    Anna Deflorian x lottozero

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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    Get a silk twill scarf, by our very own Arianna Moroder, www.ariannamoroder.com. The theme of this print is luck, luck, luck so make sure it becomes YOUR lucky scarf. All sides hand stitched scarves, 90 x 90 cm, Made in Italy, of course.
    Lucky

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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    Get a silk twill scarf, by our great friends at graphic design studio Studio Mut, they were dubbed the "Poster Kings" by the international press and this is their first venture into textile print, don't miss it! All sides hand stitched scarf, 90 x 90 cm, Made in Italy, of course.
    MUT

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    Pledge €120 or more About $134

    Be one of the first people to come work with us in our space, basically move in simultaneously with us! An experience you won't forget and you can say you where there when it all started.
    This pledge gets you a month of coworking space for a special special price and our first edition lottozero shopper.
    (it does not include lab time though)

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    Pledge €140 or more About $156

    Get our first collaboration silk/modal scarf, by textile and accessory designer Coralie Prevert, www.coralieprevert.com.
    2 colors to pick from and beautiful crazy prints, 120 x 140 cm, all Made in Italy, of course.
    CPLZ in Red or Blue

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    Pledge €140 or more About $156

    Get our first collaboration silk/modal scarf, Spettacolo per Lottozero by textile artist and designer Nadia Grechina.
    2 colors to pick from and beautiful crazy prints, 100 x 140 cm, all Made in Italy, of course.
    Spettacolo per Lottozero in bright or dark

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    Pledge €150 or more About $167

    Here is another limited edition silk/modal "Verde di Prato" scarf, 140 x 140 cm, Made in Italy.
    This scarf is inspired by the white and green Italian marble that can be seen on Tuscany's great churches and will only be available during this campaign.
    Verde di Prato

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    Pledge €180 or more About $201

    Get both our signature limited edition, "Verde di Prato" scarves, 45 x 45 cm, AND 140x140, Made in Italy, of course. This scarves are inspired by the white and green Italian marble that can be seen on Tuscany's great churches and will only be available during this campaign.

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    Pledge €250 or more About $279

    Get our signature limited edition, "Verde di Prato" scarves, 140x140, and our "Lucky" by Arianna Moroder. Made in Italy, of course. This scarves are inspired by the white and green Italian marble that can be seen on Tuscany's great churches and will only be available during this campaign.

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    Pledge €280 or more About $313

    Scarf-O-Rama
    Your choice:
    Get 10 of our fancy little Verde di Prato scarves, and gift your entire family.
    OR
    combine 3 of our artist collaboration designs on silk twill (70x70 or 90x90)
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    2 of our large silk/modal blend scarf...your choice for size and color.

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    Pledge €500 or more About $558

    Want to hang out at lottozero, but you don't really want to work? We have the solution for you; dinner at lottozero, come with your friends and enjoy an unique experience! This is a sample menù of what our friends at Orto del Lupo will cook for you www.lortodellupo.com
    Farro crêpe stuffed with potato, collard greens with sage oil and onion
    Mashed celeriac with artichokes, caramelized leeks and an egg sauce with pine nuts
    Green leaf salad
    Orange cake with orange cream and chocolate
    Kukicha tea with cinnamon and cardamom, bread with natural yeast
    (max. 10 people)

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    Pledge €800 or more About $893

    Get your custom made scarf print by one of the artists of our awesome rooster.

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