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Levius - A contemporary reinterpretation of what’s classic

Levius  
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  Venezia

A contemporary reinterpretation of what’s classic. The shoemaking tradition meets the sneaker world

My inspirations come from what I would want for myself but cannot find on the vast market; in my opinion too inclined towards conformed pleasure. My taste does the rest. Levius is basically a reinterpretation of existing things where details, minimal, become its very essence. Functionality is a fundamental element and in a shoe, above all, the possibility that you don’t hate it when the day is over. Levius, from Latin, means lightness and perfectly sums up the classical-contemporary concept. I think it is difficult to invent after centuries of innovation; so reinvention is what I base my work on. A kind of personalisation of classical or, anyhow, of what’s already been seen. I love contrasts, the shoemaking tradition and the world of sneakers where taste is deformed by colour and technical materials. I go to the factory that makes my creations. It’s over 50 years old and I often get lost amongst old things that end up forgotten in corners. I identify myself with the head of who thought up shapes, details, solutions, colours - it fascinates me and interprets what I’m doing: a common product which stills has fans and even fanatics.

www.levius.it

LA SEDIA PER VISITE BREVI

Q&A with Marco Dalla Torre

Your town. And three words to describe it.
Venice with its mainland: history, art, creativity.

Three words to describe your projects.
Oriented towards simplicity. Clean. Becoming.

A colour.
Burgundy red.

A taste.
Bittersweet.

Antique, modern or contemporary?
A classical and contemporary mix

The most precious item you own?
My first synth, a Pro One.

Where is design going?
Towards rigour and cleanliness.

Where are you going?
Towards simplifying existence.

Three words to describe Italy.
Imaginative. Surprising. Sunny.

If not in Italy, where?
In Greece.

Never without?
A good coffee.

A motto.
Going slowly.