The beauty of imperfection is at the heart of the aesthetic consciousness of the Anomisa brand, and it is a principle that can be found in all its production, both artistic and artisanal. Anomisa proposes a small selection of revisited 19th and 20th century furniture. The reinterpretation of them starts from a subjective analysis of their value, an analysis that leads to the enhancement of their peculiar imperfections, and that leads to a superfetation between antique and contemporary.
Sometimes the intervention consists in restoring the upholstery, other times it is done by repairing damaged parts or proposing new and surprising colour variants.
A life restored in this way makes these objects functional again and enhances the beauty of imperfection.
So, as with furniture, the production of Anomisa bags is sometimes born from the study of existing types, reinterpreted and revised through research into materials that do not necessarily belong to the world of leather goods. In addition to fabric, leather and trimmings, bronze or brass artefacts become small parts and decorations in the experimental process, which makes each bag a unique piece. What they all have in common is the choice of a design that is already aesthetically aware from the outset.
Perfect imperfection is the soul and the value of craftsmanship and the handmade , which makes each piece significant and irreproducible.
the constant etching of time
The non-finished is an expression of work-in-progress, of continuous becoming, of the constant affecting of time.
Anomisa's research is aligned with the worldview of Japanese culture known as wabi-sabi, which celebrates imperfection as the foundation of authentic beauty, a value born of acceptance and appreciation of the imperfect and impermanent nature of all things. Wabi emphasises the value of the flaws that are generated during the production process, and which add uniqueness to the object. Sabi on the other hand is the beauty of the impermanence of all things, highlighted by wear and tear and visible repairs.
"[Wabi-sabi] nourishes all that is authentic by accepting three simple truths :
nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect.“
Richard R. Powel