esperienze-materiche-di-alessandra-marchi-a-spazio-creativoThe first edition of SPAZIO CREATIVO (held on July 4th and 5th) ended with enthusiasm. The event transformed the Fencing Room of the Fortezza da Basso in Florence into a real interdisciplinary laboratory, collecting ten Made in Italy excellences from the tanning, textile and artisan sectors.

Marco Marchetti of Studio 44, creative director of the event together with the stylist Alessandra Marchi, talks about it this way:

We had a good flow from the sector operators, style offices and agents representatives. They gave us a lot of positive feedback, for the location, the layout and above all for the new concept of ‛creative meeting’. This is above all what all visitors have pointed out to us and what we are proud of.

For two days, in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, the event gave birth to a creative hub where you could confront yourself with the great quality and experience of Italpel tanneries (vegetable skin), Louisiane (reptile and exotic skin), Martucci (light and soft leathers) and Sanlorenzo (quality sheep skin); and companies such as Aròmata (fabrics with exclusive weaves), Leta (quality accessories and components), and Piovese Fashion (customizations, labels and applications); and also of the Duepax laboratories (especially gluing), E.B. Termoadesivi (quilting, needle-punching and embroidery) and Lasermarc (laser cutting or notching).


Product, innovation and spirit of collaboration: these are the values on which SPAZIO CREATIVO is based, well represented also by the exposition Esperienze Materiche by designer Alessandra Marchi, who presented at the event ten garments made over the years in collaboration with various participating companies.

And after the success of the first edition, the winter appointment is planned.

ToniLab 25

Founded in 1986 by the Toni family as a tannery of vegetable-tanned leathers in the leather area of Santa Croce sull’Arno, over the years the company has been transformed into a cutting-edge creative workshop where new processes, treatments and finishings are experimented on vegetable-tanned leathers, sheep, exotic and other materials, guaranteeing the maximum exclusivity and privacy to each customer.

Marco Marchetti

Founder and director of Studio 44, creates clothing and leather good collections, making use of the collaboration of important Italian companies and laboratories. Starting from the 80’s, he developed a thorough knowledge of the leather, shearling, leather goods and fabric sector, becoming a consultant for some of the most prestigious international fashion houses. In 2005, he joined Tonilab 25 for the creation of a development and production laboratory.

Alessandra Marchi

Stylist and founder of the homonymous clothing line, her research is characterized by the movement of each dress and the use of contrasting materials, sewn with great sartorial knowledge. She started her activity at the end of the 1990s and, since 2008 to today, has been taking part in the Milano and Paris Fashion Weeks. From her atelier in Lucca she has been working for years with Studio 44 and Tonilab 25 to design new leather and fabric items.