Andcosta is based near Venice, an area that loves design and culture, past and present, craftsmanship and beauty. The company Andcosta is a space for research and planning of lighting design. Rooted in the traditions of Italian design, it creates lighting objects that reflect functionality and timeless beauty in their style.
RESEARCH AND PLANNING OF LIGHTING DESIGN
Our technical expertise merges with influences from the eclectic arts and crafts scene of our region. Our in-depth knowledge of materials and unbounded creative thinking are the foundation of creating a new perspective on Italian lighting design.
THE STORY OF OUR SPACE
The company is located inside the walls of the historical textile mill of Thiene’s town – an evocative place surrounded by the Venetian Prealps and home to the renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, the space is rich in culture and artisanal craft traditions, where the past and present represent the birth of the Italian manufacturing industry.
An ambitious project created through a desire to unify a passion for design and its cultural roots, AndCosta is based in the former Lanificio Ferrarin. The restoration of this mill building, with its industrial archaeology, has preserved its existing structure, enhancing and adapting its spaces to the requirements of our company.
In a place where once textile products were made, now ideas and lighting objects are designed.
Andcosta was founded by Carlo Zerbaro in 2000 after his experience of more than twenty years as a designer in well-known international design firms. He is internationally recognised in the world of industrial design for his skills in photography and visual arts. Andcosta has rapidly grown from an Italian start-up to an established design brand with international reach. “We have used local expertise to build a global business operating in many different countries.”
WHAT WE DESIGN WE REALIZE
Lighting design is a fundamental aspect of planning architectural spaces that are inspired by aesthetic comfort. We design indoor and outdoor lighting objects for residential and commercial interiors, office spaces and the hospitality industry, as well as for bespoke special projects.
CUSTOM and PRODUCTS are our business divisions in which we maximise our skills, combining cutting-edge technology with a strong but elegant Made-In-Italy quality.
Our team works with contemporary designers and architects from all-over the world to plan and develop high-end bespoke projects.
From the initial design concept to the final logistics, our team works alongside our clients at every step to provide tailored lighting solutions for residential settings, offices and co-working spaces, as well as hotels and showrooms.
Our material analysis and technical expertise allow us the ability to apply advanced fabrication techniques that make us an authentic partner-producer for any ambitious lighting project. Each product represents a unique story and is the result of the collaboration between our clients and the designers.
Our online tools are designed to bring our design team closer to the client in a virtual space where they can gather information, deliver bespoke consultations help foster inspiration through visualisation.
Andcosta provides continuous support throughout the entire course of a project and our team is always on hand to provide professional and constructive advice.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ITALIAN HERITAGE
As part of our Italian cultural heritage, we take great pride in providing clients with artisanal crafts inspired by our country’s rich history of design, while at the same time enhancing our projects with a modern, functional and built-to-last quality. We choose materials with the utmost care, and we believe in sustainability as an integral part of our Italian Design philosophy.
QUALITY OF PRODUCTS
Ensuring the quality of our products is our priority. We test the resistance and durability of our products, ensuring compliance to the highest international standards of the market. In order to guarantee this, continuous tests are the centre of our processes for the design and development of our projects.
We focus on the production and maintenance of long-lasting goods. By following proven care processes, it is possible to maintain our products in excellent condition for years to come.