Join us today on a journey to Prato, a city in Tuscany, Italy, that boasts a long-standing reputation for its strong textile industry. What’s there? A textile lab/coworking space/events space that keeps on supporting young fashion designers from Italy and beyond: Lottozero.
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“What is the positive impact of collaborative workspaces?” is a very important question to us. It’s actually the one that kickstarted our entire journey around the world of coworking and collaborative workspaces. And while we visited over 500 spaces by now, each and every time we discover a new space, its local positive impact does not cease to amaze us. Lottozero, the space you are about to discover, is a perfect illustration of it all. Why? Because a lot of the components of their concept seemed to be difficult challenges to tackle:
- Rather niche: they focus on Fashion professionals
- Located in a second-tier city: Prato, in Italy
- Tackling a challenge centered around the future of textiles and fashion.
Yet, the duo you are about to meet didn’t get stopped by any of this. Maybe quite the opposite. Since its inception, Lottozero has developed an environment and an ecosystem that has become an essential part of many young designers’ career paths. How did it all happen? Keep reading to find out.
➡️ A little refresher
Who’s behind the featured space?
Meet Tessa and Arianna Moroder.
After relocating from Berlin to Italy, Arianna noticed a lack of adequate workspace for young creatives in the fashion and textiles industry to freely explore their craft. She shared her vision with her sister, Tessa, to establish a creative hub catering to their needs. Tessa loved it, so they made it.
➡️ Key Figures
- Opening year: 2016
- Size when they started: 400 sqm
- Size today: same
➡️ A little tour around Lottozero
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