Alberto | Fiberglass Maestro
What do you do and how long have you been working with Arketipo?
Six years. I make everything fiberglass. From RV’s to armchairs.
What is Arketipo for you?
A family unit. I’ve known Lorenzo since we were five years old. It’s only recently that I started working with him and the team at Arketipo. The work I do symbolises Arketipo; a different kind of thinking – I was approached to do something no one else was able to, six years later, I’m still doing it.
When thinking about your craft, what do you obsess about?
Time and the weather. It’s my enemy and my friend. Fiberglass is a very sensitive material. It’s something you don’t see in furniture often, if at all, maybe there’s a reason for it. The weather plays a factor, and I’m obsessed with humidity. It can affect the final product in so many ways.
«When the product is ready,
you can smell it»
What is an excellent product made of?
It depends what you are looking for. The product I mentioned before, the one nobody was able to make, has a surface finish that for a fiberglass technician is classified as ‘mistake’. In Lorenzo’s eyes it is a sophisticated aesthetic solution.
How do you achieve perfection?
With practice. Sometimes also by looking at things differently, like in the example I mentioned before. To have the courage and boldness to change perspective is a gift. It might often lead you to mistakes but when you get it right, that is as close to perfect as I can imagine.