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Pieces of Venice - Castello 5183 Fan - design Lorenzo Palmeri

| Designbest editorial staff


ummer is finally in full bloom! However, it has brought extreme heat along with it. If you too are already suffering from the city heat, take advantage of this moment to get an ad hoc designer object: like this wooden fan coming from the Venetian lagoon that rolls up like a sheet of paper.


  • What it is Fan – Castello 5183 by Pieces of Venice, the fan made from old Venetian bricolas.
  • What makes it special First and foremost, it is a wooden fan that, instead of closing like a traditional fabric model, breaks down and can be rolled up. Secondly, it is an object that calls back to Venetian traditions and focuses on reuse and recycling: the wood comes from the traditional bricolas (as they are called in Venetian dialect) which were immersed for years in the Venetian waters.
  • How it is made It is a fan made up of two parts in bricola oak—recovered wood taken from old bricolas immersed in the Venetian waters. It is made up of two parts: the cylinder base has a slit that supports the flexible and rolled up fan, and it also becomes the fan’s case. It is 15x20cm.
  • Whose idea it is Pieces of Venice, a project of Impresa Circolare created by Luciano Marson and his wife Karin Friebel. Born out of their intense passion for Venice, the brand uses a a short supply chain starting from the recovery and recycling of discarded materials from Venice. It transforms them through design and creativity into souvenirs and practical, elegant and original objects.
  • We chose it because… It is a sustainable, state-of-the-art, designer object which is simply magical: the perfect gift to retain as a souvenir from Venice and show off (and fan yourself off with) all summer long.



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