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ALBERTO OLIVERO BRAND Distribution Opportunity – Vancouver

ALBERTO OLIVERO BRAND Distribution Opportunity – Vancouver

During the Italian Design Day Event (March, the 13th – from 6PM at the Emily Carr – University of Art and Design), Alberto Olivero handmade bags were showcased in Vancouver for the first time. The brand quality made in italy fashion accessories were debuted during the presentation of Stefano Pujatti, founder of ElasticoSpa, a world renowned contemporary italian architect, who made a speech on “Going West” presenting all his design and architecture projects.

Alberto Olivero is an Italian handicraft brand of premium accessories with a long tradition of high leather goods from Cuneo, in Piemonte (Italy).

The uniqueness of Alberto Olivero concept lies on its unexpected and stunning bond: on the one hand the freshness of the lines and the vivacity of the combinations between shapes and colours; on the other hand, the care for details and the accurate attention to the artisan savoir-faire.

Each product is rigorously handmade, respecting raw materials and enhancing every single step. In this way, the product becomes the concrete result of a process that involves people, stories, values and deep emotions. A passion that we love to call “the art of creating made in Italy”.

Alberto Oliviero mission is to communicate the quality of the materials, the mastery of the artisans and the excellence of the Italian products worldwide. Inline with their mission, they are looking for a dedicated team (agents or distributors) in Vancouver to represent their products.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact

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Vancouver Celebrates Italian Design Day with Architect Stefano Pujatti

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver hosted a successful reception and  Design Seminar during the World Italian Design Day, March  13th, at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Italian architect Stefano Pujatti was among the leading Italian delegates that were invited to Vancouver to share his innovative and inspiring perspective on Design and to represent the excellence in the design and the creation of contemporary Italian architecture.

Stefano Pujatti is the founder ELASTICOSPA, an architecture and design studio based in Chieri, in the northwest of Italy, near Turin. His inventive approach and emphasis on integrating contemporary masonry techniques with traditional italian architecture has won the praises of architects, designers, and viewers around the world. ELASTICOSPA  has received numerous national and international awards such as the INARCH ANCE-2006 award, the participation at the X Biennial of Architecture in Venice (2006), the V Biennial of Architecture in Brasilia (2006), the Festival of Architecture in London (2008), the XII Biennial of Architecture in Venice (2010), Now Toronto-Tokyo (2012).

In 2008 the publishing house Maggioli has printed a monograph book titled “Rare Architecture” and dedicated to the work and the philosophy of the studio.

Stefano Pujatti has been a teacher at the Faculty of Architecture 1 at the Politecnico of Torino and he has been invited worldwide as a speaker, lecturer and guest critic at various universities, including RMIT – Melbourne, Hoesi University – Tokyo, IUAVVenice.

Pujatti treats the apertures, wall panels, and screens as an harmonious composition with close attention to points of connection and material seams. His renovation project entitled STONED that is located in the northeastern italian comune of san quirino demonstrates his inventive use of stone as contemporary element which maintains a seamless harmony with its context, as many of the walls of the original structure have been preserved. The renovation comprises a single family house and an attached guest house. The project is distinguished by its materiality, a reinterpretation of traditional concrete and stone, which speaks to the vernacular of the heritage buildings of the area. The two buildings are characterized by an insulated envelope and low energy consumption system. the insulating layer lining the interior is finished with drywall and wood panels which contrast the austerity of the concrete and stone walls (see gallery photos).