The interest in "product" design developed at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where Caltabellotta graduated in the department Man & Wellbeing. Since then the studio has developed a coherent body of work characterized by experimental materials investigations and explored such issues as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits. In perceiving the role as a bridge between craft, industry, object and user, Caltabellotta is interested in forging links between research-based practice and a
wider design industry. As a result, works by Studio Salvatore Caltabellotta have been commissioned by a variety of partners including Design Vlaanderen, Henry van de Velde label/award, Philips and Clariant.Whether designing for a client or investigating alternative applications of materials, Studio Salvatore Caltabellotta applies the same rigorous attention to context, process and detail to every project The added nuance for the studio is that they do so with an eye to the historical, political and social forces that have shaped their environments.
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