The date is November 18th, and to commemorate the occasion Disney has created an outstanding interactive art exhibit in New York City titled “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition” and a series of events at all sites around the world. For this important celebration, Disney has chosen Bosa for its renowned expertise in high craftsmanship and the fantastic language of its collections: a unique expressive force that the company has crafted through continuous experimentation and strong relations with the most promising design talents. Among the designer's Bosa, the proposal of Elena Salmistraro - linked to the company for several years and creator of some of the best sellers of the brand - has managed to interpret the spirit of joy and vitality that represents Mickey, which Walt described as saying «Mickey was simply a little personality assigned to the purposes of laughter». This special collaboration started two years ago and gave rise to a precious collector’s item that will arrive right on time for the anniversary and will be distributed worldwide in Bosa and selected Disney showrooms.
As Walt Disney said, «I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse». For some Mickey Mouse was their childhood companion, while for others he represented the image of pop culture: we all loved him and now this iconic character is celebrating his 90th anniversary. Elena Salmistraro imagines him dressed in shorts with stunning street-art decorations combined with a biker jacket and studded shoes: a game of contrasting colours, refined shiny/matt effects and three-dimensional textures envelop the character making him a modern city hero.
In a corner of the Venetian countryside made almost fairytale by the irregular play of the hills and the path of lively waterways, in a village that takes its name from the noblest and highest mountain peak, Borso Del Grappa, it has been settled for a considerable time Bosa Ceramiche, a ceramic laboratory known all over the world. It is no coincidence that the great tradition of Bassano ceramics, the Venetian spirit of cosmopolitan culture and the pioneering attention to Asolo innovation converge in this area of the Veneto foothills. It was in 1976 that Italo Bosa started its ceramic production following the ancient processing techniques for objects made entirely by hand, enhanced by a rich color palette, decorated with precious metals - gold, platinum, copper - and enamels with exclusive shades created by a company. Precise techniques are still the basis of Bosa's production today and that gives the objects uniqueness, quality and recognition. The ceramic objects and furnishing accessories created in the Bosa maison, in addition to expressing all the knowledge of the artisan craft, transmit that incessant experimentation of the possibilities of ceramics which has among its objectives the transformation of formal and functional habits into new interpretations, new fantastic functions and worlds, a mission that Italo Bosa was able to transfer to his daughters Francesca and Daniela, to his wife and to all his collaborators. What distinguishes Bosa, making it a leading company in the field of design ceramics in Italy and in the world, is precisely having made research and innovation the strengths of the company, so much so that it is able to carry out projects almost impossible due to the difficulty of the molds and the oversized dimensions, which highlight the founder's special propensity to share design adventures with designers, mostly young people from European origins, experimenters of new languages, who have helped to define the high positioning of the brand Bosa. From the initial collaboration with Marco Zanuso Jr. and the consolidated relationship with the Palomba-Serafini studio, Bosa has established friendly professional relationships with Satyendra Pakhalé, Patricia Urquiola, Marco Morosini, Manolo Bossi, Gualtiero Sacchi, Sam Baron, Luca Nichetto and a particular feeling with Jaime Hayon, creator of many joyful universes and the talented Elena Salmistraro. Equally important are the collaborations with leading companies such as Minotti, Moroso, B&B Italia, Baccarat and customized supplies for Ferrari, Escada, DeBeers and others. Bosa is currently present in more than 50 countries around the world, not only for its reputation, brand image and product identity, but also thanks to the implementation of a timely marketing policy that allows the company to oversee different market niches with a wide range. Distribution thus extensively resolved also benefits from the substantial presence of works of art design in the most prestigious international museums, through thematic exhibitions, temporary exhibitions and bookshops that give the company continuous and beneficial visibility.
Disney chose Bosa to create a limited edition to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its symbol: Mickey Mouse. The colossus whose masterpieces have told unforgettable stories has met, therefore, a story of excellence of Made in Italy and the result could only be fabulous. Mickey Mouse: the icon of a fantasy world. Danilo Cascella started working with Bosa ceramics in 2011 for the opening of the Porto Cervo Fashion Design Store. Discover the Bosa world, for unique furnishing elements, in the most interesting colors of the moment! All our objects are produced in the Bosa laboratory based in Borso del Grappa to guarantee original Made in Italy. Each object is unique, unique in form and unique in its decoration. Careful attention to the quality of the material, the details’ research and continuous study to refine old techniques of craftsmanship are the guarantee of the products’ uniqueness. Small imperfections in the ceramic surface are a tangible sign of the workmanship entirely done by hand.
To avoid dragging or scratching the products never use abrasive cloths, sponges or detergents. Do not prolong rubbing. The gloss, matt and precious metal surface can be cleaned with a soft cloth, water and alcohol. The rough/porous surface can be cleaned with air (e.g. Hairdryer). When handling your product, it is advisable to wear cotton gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints. If there are any marks or fingerprints on the rough surface, a white paper rubber should be used. Do not put the product in the dishwasher.