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LAB by Antonella Tedde

  • This textile necklace is made out of a small semi-worked cotton bundle, with a precious silver pendant consisting of a single traditional button. This combination of traditional and contemporary styles provides an original interpretation of ancient themes with a balanced innovative approach.

  • These practical contemporary American placemats with asymmetric composition are realised by combining, through the use of the patchwork technique, black and white fabrics with various other fabrics.

  • This silk and hand-embroidered linen wristband features the a puntu vanu technique, inspired by the collars and the cuffs of the local traditional attire. Double eyelet silver closure. Original and sophisticated interpretation of the traditional piece of clothing.

  • This small bag features a balanced combination of materials through the use of different techniques and an intentionally casual style. Careful combination of precious fabrics: leather, natural dyed cotton and orbace, a typical wool used in local textile production.

  • The prized geometric composition of this table runner is obtained by matching the patchwork technique of the traditional black and white saddlebags, bertule, with other fabrics in harmonious and suggestive asymmetry.

The artisan

Lab is an experimental project that combines dynamic design, fashion, and craft traditions. Created by Barbara Pala and Antonella Tedde, the former being a fashion designer and the latter a pattern maker, it is a creative workshop that focuses on the remake of traditional fabrics for the crafting of new intuitive and original objects. Barbara Pala studied in Milan and was awarded a scholarship to attend the Master's course in Fashion Design at Domus Academy. Later on, she carried out several projects and collaborations with haute couture professionals. Antonella Tedde studied in Florence as a pattern maker, attending a top quality training programme. She then gained experience and expertise during her years of activities, working for a large clothing company in Borgo San Lorenzo. Once back to Sardinia, after treading interesting individual paths, they decided to combine their passions and devote themselves to experimentation in the field of fashion design, with an innovative and distinctive approach.

The collection

In their workshop, the two designers make tailor-made clothes and restyle vintage clothes, creating sophisticated and unconventional products. References to traditional crafts are combined with new design solutions, such as those applied to the series of original and exclusive textile jewels. Creativity and inspiration are shaped under new perspectives.

The technique

Materials research, graphic design and tailoring technique are the basis of Lab textile production, characterized by unusual combinations of materials, fabrics and colors, with intuitive and high quality processes and technical solutions.

More details on the Mediterranean Crafts Archive

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Where to find them

LAB di Antonella Tedde Via Sulis, 9 08015 Macomer (NU)


Telefono: +39 392 7332655 - +39 392 7293445

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