With a background in material engineering, Ludovica Cantarelli works at the intersection of material science, design and traditional craft. Her practice is driven by her Italian roots and focuses on creating sustainable, progressive solutions through material innovation.
With Wine Matters, Cantarelli explores how waste streams created from the wine making process could be better utilised to become intrinsic to the end product, using her family vineyards as a case study.
Through a new craft process, the waste grape skins and branches become a sturdy and poetic packaging for the wine and white wine grapes become paper for the labels. Every detail becomes not only a practical and cyclical re-used material, but also a poetic connection to the environment, the skills and the local crafts of the region in which the wines have been crafted.