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Ratti #generazionifuture

Ratti’s commitment to supporting the children of employees in providing guidance and a positive outlook on the future of the Textile/Clothing sector continues.

With the #generazionefuturo (#generationfuture) project, Ratti continues its initiatives in support of the arts and culture, inaugurating the first year of its scholarship programme to support the education of the most deserving students enrolled in high schools.

For over 75 years, Ratti has had a history made up of culture and people who have participated not only in the foundation of a company but also in the growth of the district in which the Group operates, continuing to invest in the support of multi-disciplinary study paths aimed at the creation of a textile system in continuous evolution.

This initiative broadens Ratti’s path to connect with an increasingly broad and diverse public interested in the textile world in all its facets, whether creative or productive, as well as to cultivate a sense of belonging to the community

Ratti together ACM at Fashion Graduate Italia

Accademia Costume & Moda (ACM) took part in the latest edition of Fashion Graduate Italia (FGI): an event organized by Piattaforma Sistema Formativo Moda Third Sector Institution (ETS), which brings together the best Italian post-diploma and dedicated training institutions and academies to students as well as to all fashion enthusiasts.

During the FGI, 9 "alumni" of the Academy, enrolled in the latest edition of the Master in High Fashion, Fashion Design, presented their project/collection: a real excursus, mirror of their creative identity and starting point towards a new vision of the world of Haute Couture.

The Master, which ranges from the study of the evolution of style, to the technique aimed at acquiring skills on raw materials up to the technological and experimental aspects of Haute Couture, boasts the participation of Ratti again this year.

Watch the video of the fashion show HERE 

Ratti has obtained the accreditation for the internal quality control laboratory

Ratti decided to obtain UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 certification for its internal quality control lab to guarantee customers the required quality standards and ensure monitoring of the production process. The certification procedure was concluded successfully in October 2023 with the accreditation certificate issued by Accredia (Certificate No. 2064L).

Obtaining accreditation according to the reference standard has the purpose of demonstrating the company’s long-standing commitment to achieving excellence in its business; excellence that also depends on the ability to independently and professionally demonstrate the quality of the products processed and offered to the market.

The list of accredited tests and updated accreditation certificate are available on the ACCREDIA website.

Fur further informations click HERE

 

 

Ratti sponsor of the exhibition: Seth Siegelaub – textile art theory – organized by the Antonio Ratti Foundation

The exhibition Seth Siegelaub: textile art theory is organized on the occasion of the Antonio Ratti Foundation’s recent acquisition of Seth Siegelaub’s prestigious book collection and the subsequent donation of his textile collection by Marja Bloem, director of Egress Foundation.

Through works, textiles and documents, the exhibition reconstructs the journey of one of the most fascinating figures in contemporary culture. A retrospective on Seth Siegelaub is necessary to explore the complexity of his research work in art, politics, bibliography, textiles and culture and his influence on new generations.

The exhibition is divided into two parts: an exhibition in the Impluvium of Triennale Milano condenses the essential cores of the multifaceted activity of gallery owner, curator, publisher, archivist and collector Siegelaub, while in the new spaces of the Antonio Ratti Foundation inaugurated for the occasion – Capriccio and Ala Ovest – a biographical examination of his work and research is articulated.

The display in Milan designed by Philippe Rahm relates the three central axes of the exhibition: the textile finds, intense publishing activity and contemporary art. Textiles, books and documents dialogue with the pioneering projects of his New York activity, which made him one of the most significant figures and founders of conceptual art, will be on display with the works of Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Daniel Buren, Rosemarie Castoro, Pierre Clerk, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Douglas Huebler, Robert Huot, Joseph Kosuth, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner, Edward Whiteman, Neil Williams, Laurent Sauerwein. At the same time, the younger generations’ interest in Seth Siegelaub, and his lifelong attention to them, will be represented by the works of artists belonging to different generations such as Maria Eichhorn, Rini Hurkmans, Sam Hersbach, Matthieu Laurette, Izhar Patkin, Laurent Sauerwein, Hans Scholten, Berend Strik, Remco Torenbosch and Mario García Torres.
A special section curated by Lauren van Haaften-Schick is dedicated to the Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale agreement, created by Seth Siegelaub in 1971 together with the lawyer Robert Projansky.

The exhibition is just the beginning of a long-term project dedicated to Seth Siegelaub and his book and textile collections and will be accompanied by a rich public program curated by Martina Angelotti and Lorenzo Benedetti in dialogue with Marja Bloem.

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
08.10.2023 – 07.01.2024
Thursday and Friday 10 AM – 1 PM / 3 PM – 6 PM
Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM

Triennale Milano
06.10.2023 – 07.01.2024
Tuesday – Sunday 11 AM – 8 PM (last entrance 7 PM)

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Ratti supports TEDxLakeComo

Also this year Ratti S.p.A. Società Benefit will be among the sponsors of TedxLakeComo, which will inaugurate the works of the 13th edition on Saturday 11 November with the novelty of closing the following day, Sunday 12 November, in the splendid International Congress Center of Villa Erba in Cernobbio.

This year's title is "ILLIMITE": a "neologism" to try to describe this time of crossroads and ridges, so full of challenges but also of great opportunities. A coin-word, with two faces, one positive, the other negative. A term that generates distinctions and separations: right? are you wrong? An invitation to reinterpret the old and explore the new: where are we and where could we go, together? A window word that calls for new looks and changes in perspective: decentralizing oneself to know and recognize?

In perfect TED Conferences style, also for this edition, 18 protagonists will take turns on stage, selected from among the most interesting minds, who think, research, undertake, innovate, create and experiment with ideas that deserve to be shared. Thanks to their ideas and experiences, we will have the opportunity to understand and understand, even through a different angle, how to overcome the border that often holds us back and embark on a new path.

A fascinating journey of the mind, a look at the growing complexity of our world, its problems and its opportunities.
Stay tuned!
For more informations: press here

Our Sustainability Report is online

Our sustainability report is online, a document that represents a transparent report, created according to a model that aims to highlight the high quality of the relationships existing between our Group and its stakeholders, within the context of a context that finds concreteness in the economic, social and environmental aspects.

By publishing this new sustainability report, we would like to underline how this document has become, also from a cultural point of view, a significant moment because it describes how the results and initiatives are the result of teamwork, which has not simply given life to a product creatively and productively exclusive, but an expression of all those values ​​in which Ratti still believes today.
As with previous editions, the new report will be available on our website in a browsable version. Our sustainability report is online, a document that represents a transparent report, created according to a model that aims to highlight the high quality of relationships existing between our Group and its stakeholders, in the context of a context that finds concreteness in the economic, social and environmental aspects.
By publishing this new sustainability report, we would like to underline how this document has become, also from a cultural point of view, a significant moment because it describes how the results and initiatives are the result of teamwork, which has not simply given life to a product creatively and productively exclusive, but an expression of all those values ​​in which Ratti still believes today.
As with previous editions, the new financial statements will be available on our website in a browsable version.

Further info HERE 

 

Ratti partner of Accademia Costume e Moda

Also in 2023, the partnership between Ratti and the Costume and Fashion Academy of Rome and the Master Fabrics Innovation Design course continue.

The project, which involved 7 students of different nationalities, started from a precise brief launched by the Ratti style office, which asked for an investigation into the past of one’s culture, highlighting how this could have had a creative development that could be translated into a proposal for printing or jacquard within a collection.

Among all the works, the following were selected: Eloise D’ aprile who presented a project entitled “Fernwhe” focused on the classic themes of Greek mythology and then outlined them in a series of refined and contemporary toile de jouy.

The other selected project was “Kuba/Hawai” by Micheal Irabor who, starting from the indigenous African culture, was able to find parallels with the Hawaiian one by depicting each element with a series of brightly colored all-overs.

Ratti and Accademia Costume Moda together to rethink the school as an environment in which students can, on the one hand, develop the skills necessary to face future work challenges and on the other to satisfy that need to recognize and affirm the value and talent of individuals.

Below are the images of the 2 selected projects and the presentation of the works.

Ratti partner of Styleit

For Ratti, innovation takes place both in projects developed within the company and in a collaborative way with companies, universities and research centres. Essential in this area is the constant monitoring, relationship and exchange with the fresh and young universe of start-ups, an inexhaustible mine of creativity, originality and new perspectives.

For this reason, Ratti has chosen to become a partner of Styleit, a startup accelerator that develops new technological solutions for the fashion market, launched by Cdp Venture Capital Sgr.

The Styleit project is aimed at startups that have developed innovative products or services for the fashion, luxury and lifestyle market, with particular reference to enabling technologies for the sectors of environmental sustainability applied to production processes and the distribution chain, artificial intelligence, upcycling, the Metaverse, e-commerce, blockchain, mixed or augmented reality.

For more information click HERE

New recognition for Ratti

Also in 2022, Ratti received the recognition of “Workplace that promotes the health and well-being of workers” by the WHP program which works in collaboration with the Insubria Health Protection Agency (ATS) of the Lombardy Region and Confindustria Como.

The path chosen by Ratti has as its main objective that of introducing healthy practices in order to improve the health of its workers, trying to identify, each time, new issues to approach in order to outline strategies and objectives that are to the full advantage of employee well-being, demonstrating how each choice underlines the importance and centrality of the people who work in the company.

Ratti @Proposte with two new collections: Home Decor and Home Textile

On the occasion of the 30th edition of Proposte, Ratti presented two new collections dedicated to the world of furnishings: Home Decor and Home Textile.
Home Decor is a new collection of finished products for the home. Cushions, plaids, linen mats, colorful sea sponges, American sets and tablecloths inspired by the Bianchini-Ferrier archive with exclusive double-sided prints.
While Home Textile is the collection of furnishing fabrics that has “inhabited” Ratti for thirty years, always evolving, to deepen technical and aesthetic research with determination.

Technical innovation, this year, has brought two extraordinary products.

“AD HOC PRINTING ON YARN DYED”
It is a jacquard design which differs in the weaves of the motifs, some of which will be “overprinted”. This technique allows not only to enhance the jacquard design but also allows for greater richness in the use of colour. It is a process that allows you to give “depth” and richness to the fabric.

“PIGMENTS CERAMIQUES”
Ratti has always been known and represents a unicum for the hand printing of pigments on velvet and linen mainly. On the occasion of the development of this collection, a process began which, by working the metallic pigments that embellish both the damasks and the essential geometries, creates relief and light. Alongside this, the work continued with colored pigments, sometimes mixing them with metallic ones, ending up with a project with transparent pigments that work above all on relief. Today, on the occasion of the fair, Ratti presents the “PIGMENTS CÉRAMIQUES” which have a different appearance and luminosity from other pigments, while maintaining all the technical performances unaltered.

Home by Ratti is a broad and transversal proposal. It is an offer that allows you to fully experience the here and now, with an idea conceived in its entirety in which materials, patterns and manufacturing techniques can live individually or in harmony for the mise en place of the table, the complete set of a bed or even a living space, characterized by a strong emotional as well as tactile charge.Pu