Fattobene (Italian for “well-made”) is an online shop dedicated to championing classic Italian household goods—little treasures from traditional handkerchiefs used to wrap bread to shaving brushes made of boar bristles. The platform’s founders, journalist Anna Lagorio and photographer Alex Carnevali, have curated a collection of nearly 150 products, each emblematic of Italian craftsmanship and all available on their website.
“These are objects that have filled Italian people’s homes forever,” they told the MoMA Design Store, which is hosting Fattobene’s first ever pop-up shop outside Italy, at MoMA’s Soho location through September 29. “They are minute, silent objects with an irresistible charm. Over the years, their role has changed and these simple industrial products have transformed into true icons of everyday life.”
Here are a few everyday objects from their collection that captivated us.