Dorina Camusso

Cado’ is a project born from the research and design work of Dorina Camusso, who defines herself as a "small craftsmanship entrepreneur". Her products tell us about Made in Italy, which is the result of manual skill but also of critical thinking, of meticulous attention to detail from the idea to the final manufacturing.

Industrial designer since 1980, she worked for 27 years with companies in various fields without ever forgetting her passion from childhood: designing fashion. In 2007, she decided to follow her heart and she launched her first collection of hats. Since then, with her own brand Cado' she has developed several headwear collections for both summer and winter: a very comfortable, formally innovative and practical hat.

"I love hats for their design complexity that allows you to play with so many different elements and purposes; aesthetically they define and complete the look."

The same aesthetics and design complexity is expressed in Cadò ornaments. A lexicon made of recycling, creativity and digital technologies allowing the fabrication of unexpected shapes, geometric volumes and interwoven materials. From the first iconic Ventagli da collo (neck fans), made of recycled straw and laser-cut Plexiglas, follows many jewels still in production.

"My curiosity for digital technologies continues beyond laser cutting. 3D printing has enabled me to design and make complex objects in one piece. The choice of nylon with an opaque texture contrasts with the shiny Plexiglas of the decorative parts."

Cado’ collections leitmotif is the combination of several materials and finishes: highlight of a design whose rigorous geometric and minimalist design aims to emphasize the energy of contrasts: shiny and matt - natural and artificial - everyday and special - light and dark.

"Ornaments have to end up there somewhere, a bit like a sign of love, a bit like an offering for a passionate journey of life, they are shiny and become opaque, they find arms to be embraced and then remain alone and forever abandoned". Ettore Sottsass, 1968