NELO is part of the Candleholders series designed by Sophie Dries for the second collection of TRAME “Onda Calabra”. Nelo originates from a traditional circular flask that Calabrian women wore around their arm during celebrations. NELO is part of ONDA CALABRA, a collection developed in collaboration with artisans from Calabria, in the very south of Italy.
Dimension: H 21 x W 22 x D 6 cm
Material: 100% mediterranean terracotta clay
Technique: 100% handmade in Italy
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SophieDries is an architect and designer, with a Degree in Architecture and a post diploma licence HMONP from ENSA Paris-Malaquais. After having collaborated with luxury interior Design architecture firms such as Atelier Jean Nouvel, Pierre Yovanovitch or Christian Liaigre, Sophie Dries created in 2014 her studio based in Paris, and Milan since 2017. She creates collections of furniture in numbered editions for the Nilufar (Milan) and Giustini/Stagetti (Rome) galleries; her objects are presented at the Salone Del Mobile Milan, PAD London, Collectible in Brussels and the Salon in New York. Her ceramics are sold in L’Eclaireur galleries, as well as on the Wallpaper Store. Her pieces have been exhibited in private foundations, but also at the Cité De L’Architecture in 2019. Between luxury and raw materials, in an experimental quest around traditional materials, SophieDries Shares her aesthetic perception by designing essential objects. Combining radical lined and primitive forms, she collaborates with exceptional craftsmen and proposes a bold design that links elements of the present to ancestral techniques.