Ring and Necklace

What I do have is a ritual related to myself more than the studio. A practice which belongs to my personal life.

I never go out without two objects; a Ring which I bought at least 15 years ago with a Nepalese coin mounted on it and a Necklace.

A few years ago a lost the actual coin of the ring during a party. I remember that being a very bad night for me. I was in such a grumpy mood that the friends had to double work to lift-up my mood. A few months after, I found the coin into the trunk of my car. Do not ask me how it ends-up there, I have no clue. Later my brother in law took care of soldering it back and it never fell-off again.
My brother in law passed away a few years later and since then this ring became for me a symbol of our deep connection and friendship.

The other object is a necklace which belonged to my father. He got it when he was a young man, and when I became a young man too, he gave it to me. I have pictures of him fishing on his boat with this very necklace. In Italian is called ‘’Catena Marinara’’ which translated it should be something like ‘’Seafaring Chain’’.
It is basically a reproduction of the chains used on the Italian Ships.

I never go anywhere without these two objects and they are for me symbols of my family, my roots, of who I am and from where I come from.

Sometimes when I work in the workshop I have to take them off for safety reason and it happened that I forget them.
More that one time I came to take them back, even if I know the day after I will be there again. I just don’t trust to have them far from myself.

Francesco Pace

After graduating at Master of Contextual Design at Design Academy of Eindhoven, in 2017 Francesco Pace founded Tellurico, a multidisciplinary design studio specialised in objects, spaces and installations design.

The investigation of alternative solutions through the study of folklore, together with the relationship between crafts and the environment has been the centre of the Tellurico’s practice. The context in which a project is born has been the primary focus of these years research. What binds the objects of a place to the characteristic of the place itself intertwines the historical, geological and social aspects of humankind, as well as the uniqueness and simplicity of every-day life. It is an always expanding field of investigation, as endless are the ways to live.

So far, Tellurico’s works have been presented in many international venues such as Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Van AbbeMuseum in Eindhoven, M.A.D.RE. in Naples, Triennale di Milano, Brohan Museum in Berlin, Beirut Design Fair, Italian Pavilion in Barcelona, Zoya Gallery in Bratislava and others. He works closely with private clients and received commissions from differents galleries such as Palau de Casavells in Barcelona, Mint London, Camp Design Gallery and Functional Art Gallery in Madrid.

Tellurico is currently based in the Netherlands.