The Briccole are one of the main elements used to create the Anime di Venezia collection. The wood of these lagoon poles, mixed with other recyclable materials, gives a unique identity to each creation.
Since 1439, when a new navigation law was published in Venice, Briccole are an irreplaceable support for seafarers: they separate the accessible areas to those of dry, they indicate the routes and they are often used for mooring. For centuries, these poles of oak are an essential signal for the Venetians and have become, today, a part of the image of the lagoon. They draw lines and shadows, helping to create a unique landscape of Venice.The Briccole are made with two or more wooden poles tied together and, once admitted into the waters of the canals, they remain there for five or ten years, after whose they must be changed. During this time, day after day, the wood is rocked by currents and decorated by particular shellfish who, such as artists on the canvas, paint, dig, affecting forms that are unique and unrepeatable.Working with these materials tempered by time and nature, we experience the appeal of the discovery: each Briccola has its own story to tell.