Designers Reinvent the Leo Clamp Gommino for Tod’s
Utilizing ceramic, marble, leather, metal, wood, and other materials, nine young designers reinterpreted Tod’s Leo Clamp Gommino via architect Giulio Cappellini for the Looking at Tod’s project. Working in their own areas of expertise, the designers—part of five distinct factions—debuted the limited edition pieces at the brand’s Milan boutique during the city’s design week. Tied together by a global perspective toward the future of design, ZAVEN’s style of applied arts made use of wooden buckles and a violet hue with orange detail, while ceramics became a three-dimensional concept for MIST-O’s essence of pop patterning. Lanzavecchia+Wai’s fervent eye for future trends saw marble with a finished vibrant blue buckle, Leonardo Talarico challenged titanium in a navy-toned Gommino with a subtle focus on minimalism, and Zanellato and Bortotto accentuated brown leather, replacing the buckle with an outline using an artisanal thermoforming technique. An additional sixth limited edition piece curated by an American designer will be revealed at New York Design Week this spring.