When the Pieces of Venice project first started in 2017, the feeling that triggered the start-up was the deep love that connected Luciano and Karin – the founding members – to Venice.
Luciano Marson designed the first item, Elica, which kicked off this original collection and captivated the admiration and participation of a team of friends and designers that were later involved in the project as well. The mission was clear: to give back, return Beauty through the design of new original souvenirs for Venice.
Because Beauty perhaps won’t save the world, but it can certainly help to live better!
The project was immediately welcomed, appreciated, and understood by all. Only one year later, the Pieces of Venice collection can be found (on display and for sale) in some of the most beautiful places in the city, from the Musei Civici to the Fondaco dei Tedeschi and the Hotel Aman.
In October 2019, the project was selected by the 2019 ADI Design Index for the “Social Design” category, and is now competing for the 2020 Compasso d’Oro Award, the highest honor in the field of Italian design.
But how do you ‘Save Venice one piece at a time’?
Pieces of Venice wants to actively participate and do something truly tangible and substantial for the city, taking care of it and help foster its beauty by protecting and safeguarding it.
This is how the collaboration with Masegni & Nizioleti started, as it is an association that has been active in Venice since 2014 and that works together with numerous volunteers who participate in annual ‘Cleaning Days’ in the city.
People from all over the world come and join residents, tourists, and students that participate in these ‘Cleaning Days,’ meeting up in Venice to make a real contribution and help clean and restore decorum to a piece of the city.
Starting from today, by purchasing an item from Pieces of Venice, you can actively help the Association and its volunteers and vote for the sites and monuments you would like to clean up. And if you come to Venice, you can join the group and – armed with gloves and sponges – help clean up the city!
Follow the ‘Save Venice one piece at a time’ project and you will be able to see the sites that have already been cleaned up by the Masegni & Nizioleti Association and vote for the next piece of Venice you want to save!