Arabeschi di Latte design studio was founded by Francesca Sarti in 2001 in Italy and since 2013 is based in London. The studio was born from experimentation with design concepts, reflecting on the cultural value of conviviality and shared memories and traditions.
Throughout history food and drink has been an integral part of our cultural consciousness, important in the founding and maintaining of new communities and societies. Arabeschi di Latte investigates through a creative and critical filter these cultural practices, looking at contemporary rituals, the spaces they inhabit and the complexity of human interactions.
Carrying out interdisciplinary research Sarti and her team work with international clients and partners to deliver bespoke experiences, installation, spaces, workshops, visual journeys and social objects, always blurring the boundaries between design, architecture, art and food .
The studio's work has been commissioned by a variety of institutions and companies including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Design Museum, Nouveau Musee de Monaco, MAXXI, MACRO, Fiorucci Art Trust, The Vinyl Factory, Molteni, Boffi, Tom Dixon, Caesarstone, Karimoku, AESOP, Burberry, Fendi, Marni, Zegna, Toogood, Kenzo, Villa Eugenie, Pitti Immagine, Altaroma, Wallpaper*, San Pellegrino and Gruppo Illy.
Objects and installations designed by Arabeschi di Latte have been included in several international exhibitions. Recently, the installation Water Tasting, a research project around natural water filters, has been displayed at Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival an exhibition curated by Paola Antonelli at La Triennale Milano. Water tasting installation is visible at CID au Grand Hornu till the 25th of July 2021 as part of the exhibition In the Age of Post-Drought.
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