The Lottozero story
Lottozero / textile laboratories is the brainchild of two sisters, Tessa, 34, an economist, and Arianna Moroder, 30, a textile designer and artist. When their mother died prematurely in 2012, they inherited their Sicilian grandfather’s old warehouse which had stood empty and abandoned ever since his own untimely death in 1979.
For a couple of years they didn’t know what to do with the space, until, (and each sister accuses the other) one of them came up with the idea of uniting their talents and passions and slowly creating what would become the Lottozero project. After some years of planning and working and refurbishing the old warehouse, on October 15th 2016 Lottozero is ready to open its doors with a Grand Opening event called Inside Lottozero.
Lottozero’s goals are to encourage the development of emerging talent through creative residencies and collaborations with established realities, and to revitalize one of the leading textile districts in Europe, Prato.
In spring 2016 we successfully completed our first Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, raising 12.168 Euros and surpassing our goal of 10.000 by a bit. The money raised will be used to buy part of the machinery needed in the laboratory, such as the hand loom, silk screen printing equipment, and the finishing tools. Of all the various rewards we created, the most notable was a silk twill and silk/modal scarf collection, made in Italy which Arianna and Tessa Moroder have produced in an exclusive collaboration with various artists and designers from all over Europe.
Here are all the supporters who made it possible — thank you so much!
The trademark design used for this campaign was called Verde di Prato and was inspired by the green marble of Prato, used from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, which rendered the facades of monuments in Tuscany unique and recognizable on a worldwide level. Examples include the baptistery of Florence, the church of San Miniato al Monte and, of course, the duomo of Prato. The Verde di Prato headscarves were designed to celebrate the values of the Tuscan heritage and history by giving them a contemporary twist, inspiring the wearer with confidence and positivity.
This design was a Kickstarter exclusive and is no longer available, but all the other silk scarf designs went on to become Collection Zero and are available in our shop.