“Idda means ‘her’ in Sicilian dialect,” says artist and designer Gabriella Picone.
It’s a phrase she heard usually rising up between New York Metropolis and Lipari, the Aeolian island off the coast of Sicily. Now it’s the identify of her new studio, which she launched final yr whereas hunkering down in one other seaside locale, the North Fork of Lengthy Island. What began with work, one-of-a-kind ceramics, and eccentric, limited-edition pareos (the sarong-like skirts worn by Sicilian girls in scorching summer time months) is now increasing to incorporate Italian-made residence staples.
A brand new pillow is adorned with feminine figures, whereas a tablecloth depicts a dreamy backyard of Eden. All draw inspiration from the Sicilian way of life, particularly its artwork of eating, which she has explored in the course of the pandemic, stepping into cooking for the primary time. “Each meal is so thought-about—your entire household sits down, you speak, you inform tales,” displays Picone, who studied portray at Rhode Island Faculty of Design and labored for 4 years as director of communications on the Manhattan design gallery R & Firm. “I wished my work to deal with this ritual of coming collectively.” iddastudio.com