1.Spazio Brunate Calzaturificio “Il cammino del Sole che sorge”

Francesca Meddi

The concept

A path through which a spiritual journey takes place within oneself, to discover what is hidden inside each of us. The traditional Japanese garden, in its symbolic spiritual variant of the dry garden or Karesansui, is the expressive medium involving visitors on this journey.

The interview

What is the last book you read? And what will be the next one?
The last one is “The second trilogy of Adamsberg” by Fred Vargas, an author of whom I have read all the books featuring the police commissioner. The next one will be “The wisdom of the trees” by Peter Wohlleben. Garzanti.

Your next trip?
To India, if possible, in search of new spiritual horizons. Or to my beloved Japan, to return to the places where I spent two unforgettable years.

Favourite colour?
White and antique pink. I love the pastel colours and the femininity and grace they express.

What is the plant that matters most to you?
The peony, my favourite flower; with its magnificence it represents the thousand facets of femininity.

Where would you live?
I hope to be able to return and live as soon as possible in the Roman countryside, next to Lake Bracciano, where I grew up.

What is your favourite historical era?
La Belle Epoque, for the absolute elegance of its art and its costumes.

Can you describe in short a scene that represents “beauty and elegance” for you?
In the moonlight a delicately seated lady, wearing a light kimono, makes a stringed instrument vibrate.

What is a garden for you?
It is the representation of the essence of those living in it: it is the image of their harmony and their relationship with nature.

What is the journey for you?
A path of transformation through more or less exotic places leading to the discovery of what is different and therefore to the acceptance of oneself.