Aiming to be a creative lab focusing on nurturing young talent, Milan-based Incipit (“the beginning” in Latin) manufacturers and distributes a collection of home accessory products through collaborating with up-and-coming designers.
Founded in 2013 by Roberto Hoz and Marta Bernstein, the company helps support young designers by sharing skills and best business practices through a variety of training paths including engineering and production, contracts and royalties, technical knowledge on materials and processes, relationship with suppliers, prototyping and sales channels.
Among other products that they have released in the past year is the Tull Lamp in collaboration with 2012 industrial design graduate Tommaso Caldera. Having been selected from the Italian Cultural Institute of New York as a Top Young Industrial Designer, Caldera’s approach to product design has been met with an enthusiastic response both from Italian design brands as well as his own list of private clients.
For the Tull Lamp, Caldera teamed up with Incipit to create a contemporary reinterpretation of lamps traditionally found in old warehouses and workshops that utilize a metal cage to protect the lightbulb and housing: