Fabrica: a creative oasis in the heart of the Veneto countryside

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Located in Treviso, Italy, Fabrica is a fascinating place that embodies the meeting of art, culture and innovation. Founded in 1994 by Benetton Group, this unique institution has a rich history and ambitious goals that make it a beacon for emerging talent from around the world.

Fabrica’s history is linked to the Villa Veneta, a sumptuous 17th century mansion that once belonged to the noble Trevisan family. Immersed in the majesty of the Venetian countryside stands Villa Pastega Manera, a 17th century aristocratic residence that today houses Fabrica, an unprecedented centre for research and cultural innovation.

The institution aims to foster diversity, innovation and sustainability through projects ranging from design to visual art, photography to music. Fabrica is committed to promoting intercultural dialogue and addressing contemporary social challenges through artistic expression.

The results of Fabrica speak for themselves. Numerous emerging talents have found refuge here, creating innovative works that have won international recognition. Fabrica’s publications, such as ‘Colors’, have become milestones in visual journalism, offering a fresh perspective on current affairs and social issues.


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Fabrica has also been the subject of prestigious mentions and collaborations with important cultural institutions and companies around the world. One of the most celebrated collaborations was with Japanese architect Tadao Ando, who expanded Fabrica’s spaces, giving them a new aesthetic and experiential dimension.

Fabrica’s headquarters, inside the Villa Veneta, is a place of extraordinary beauty, where historical architecture blends with contemporary elements. The open and bright spaces, large windows and surrounding gardens create an ideal atmosphere for inspiration and collaboration.

Fabrica continues to play a prominent role in the international art and cultural scene. Through its innovative research, outstanding publications and prestigious collaborations, the institution confirms itself as a beacon of creativity and a bridge between different cultures and disciplines.

In conclusion, Fabrica represents an extraordinary fusion of history, art and innovation. Fabrica continues to push the boundaries of creativity, offering a unique place for artistic expression and inspiration.



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