Avant-garde burnt wool hat in black-brown
€ 270,00 including VAT
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Unconventional bucket hat with irregular brim made of burnt wool in black-brown. A handmade rarity for obstinate heads of any gender.
In black-brown and made of wool, the Contadino, whose sonorous name was inspired by the Italian name for farmer, awakens dreams of a quiet country life in Tuscany for that alone. However, its peculiarity lies not only in its avant-garde design, but also in its unconventional processing: the original bucket hatwith deliberately irregular brim gets its peculiarcoloring namely by the artful burning of the wool. This technique is one of the extraordinary manufacturing processes of Italian hatmaker ReinhardPlank, who makes all his creations individually by hand in his atelier near Florence. His oval-cut fisherman's hat represents more than just an accessory. It is an "opera d'arte", a work of art that stands out for its uniqueness. Looking at the Contadino arouses interest in its structure and way of making and evokes a thought-provoking debate.
eigensinnig wien präsentiert: Reinhard Plank, exquisite hats and caps from the Italian manufactury near Florence
Behind the avant-garde hat creations is South Tyrolean-born Reinhard Plank, who studied industrial design at the Angewandte in Vienna and has been putting an unconventional finishing touch on headwear in his studio since 2005. The extraordinary hats are handmade near Florence, making each artifact unique in its own right. One of his most unusual manufacturing processes is burning the wool, which gives each model its own unique coloration. His original collections look playful, minimalist and provocative at the same time. But Plank never loses sight of what is essential: the people for whom he creates. The central question is always how the individual deals with the concept of personal space: does the individual want to remain discreetly in the background or show himself rather extravagantly. Plank's craftsmanship, design and art are oriented to this.