Art supports job training in prison
Mark Bradford Collection Limited Edition Bag #2
in support of Rio Terà dei Pensieri
To celebrate Process Collettivo first anniversary, Mark Bradford offered a new art work, And so the Trojans buried Hector breaker of Horses (2017), for the production of a new limited edition bag.
The bags will be delivered to the supporters of Rio Terà dei Pensieri fundraising campaign “Art supports job training in prison”, to finance social integration programs and professional rehabilitation of prisoners.
The Limited Edition Bag #2 is available in two versions, Mark Bag Type A and Mark Bag Type B, which reproduce different details of a painting depicting the city of Venice, where Mark Bradford in 2017 represented the United States at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale.
Rio Terà dei Pensieri entrusted the project of the Limited Edition #2 to architect and designer Francesco Tencalla, who designed the new bag in collaboration with Giada Mambrin.
The decision was made to create another type of shopping bag while updating the design to reflect something new and innovative.
The inspiration came from Bradford himself and in the spirit of this second edition, there is a new design with newly printed work.
Avoiding random and curvy shapes and a traditional rectangular contour, the new bag is composed of angles and a “trapezoidal” silhouette. The final product is closer to the world of handbag production with a more sophisticated and smart character.
After going through many different phases and drawings, the definitive design was finalized with the contribution of the Cooperative staff who were able to make very few design adjustments with regard to the production process.
The side bands made of micro-perforated fabric create a gap between the front and back sides, giving the object a certain transparency and overall comprehension. The handles envelop the entire bag, allow for underarm use.
The images taken from one of Bradford’s works were crucial. As such the design needed to contain a balance between a refined design and the printed surface, so as to highlight the artist’s work and real focus of the project.
Francesco Tencalla, Architect and Designer
Tencalla graduated with an architecture degree from the IUAV University of Venice. He attended both national and international workshops organized by the university. He competes in numerous national and international competitions for which he has won awards and been published. From 1996 to 2004 he worked in various companies and professional firms, dealing with urban, territorial and architectural design, as well as interior and product design.
He has worked independently since 2005, developing numerous projects in the same areas of interior design for private clients and large-scale public facilities, furnishings for interior and public areas, commercial spaces and offices.
Tencalla is Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Ferrara, Department of Architecture, at the University of the Republic of San Marino, and at the IUAV University in their Industrial Design school in addition to teaching interior design at IED in Venice.
Giada Mambrin, Interior Designer
Mambrin began her training course in 2014 at IED in Venice before completing the program in Milan. Her studies included graphic, interior and product design in addition to designing new and innovative work spaces. She has collaborated with architect Francesco Tencalla since 2018.