Antonio Aricò designed the Malocchio Glasses in 2017. Handcrafted in brass with coral-red enamel accents, the design measures 14 cm and is made to order. It is inspired by Southern Italian folklore, specifically the stories of the Malocchio (the evil eye) that his Nonna Vittoria told over the years. This pair of powerful, magical glasses gives protection but is also a sculptural and charming object. It's available as a small batch open edition.
Aricò is an artist, designer, and creative director, born into a family of woodworkers in the Calabria region of Italy. After earning a double degree from the Politecnico di Milano, he went on to earn an MA that combined art, craft, and design around the theme of Design & Tradition.
In 2011, he launched his own interdisciplinary studio, based in both Milan and his hometown in Calabria, where he explores the boundaries of craft, self-production, and industrial design while working for international companies, private collectors, and cultural institutions. Clients include Barilla Group, Alessi, Seletti, Bitossi, Noberasco, Texturae, Editamateria, Altreforme, Designboom, and Triennale di Milano. In 2017, he accepted the role of Art Director for Bialetti.