"These cheese knives make for a spectacular gift, in case you know someone who loves to host a wine-and-cheese night"
- The Cut
About the Designers
Jewelry designer Pili Restrepo and interior designer Laura Panebianco join forces on COMUNIONE, a nascent handcrafted tabletop accessories collection. This first collaboration for Restrepo and Panebianco is made in New York City and explores a wide range of materials and techniques. The carefully curated pieces blend 1980's opulence, post-modernism irreverence and the colorful and humorous work of Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group.
Restrepo and Panebianco are eager to continue exploring the intersection of their respective fields in the home. Restrepo's jewelry line, the PR Series is sculptural and oftentimes surreal, while Panebianco's passion for interiors largely stems from her clients' most personal objects, the irreplaceable heirlooms and unique collections. Both designers' family histories are rooted in Latin America, Spain and Italy, which has fueled their love of large social gatherings dominated by food and drink. This capsule collection is a natural result of their tradition of breaking bread as friends and business partners.
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Portrait by William Hereford