Incipit (the beginning in Latin) is a Milan-based creative lab and business whose aim is to nurture young talent, share skills and business acumen, and promote young designers. The company was founded in late 2013 by Roberto Hoz and Marta Bernstein, two entrepreneurs with experience at several leading Italian design companies.
Incipit is a laboratory: conceived as a contemporary workshop, inspired by those of the Italian Renaissance, is a training path where all parties involved work together and collaborate for the success of a project, supporting the designers on all areas related to the design profession (engineering and production, contracts and royalties, technical knowledge on materials and processes, relationship with suppliers, prototyping…).
It manufactures and distributes its products (home accessories with simple and harmonious shapes – lamps, trays, clocks, vases, mirrors, all made with natural materials) through traditional sales channels (showroom, temporary shops…), e-commerce platforms and crowdfunding.
Every Incipit item is made strictly by Italian factories and artisans. Our suppliers are not just executors, they actively collaborate with designers to find the best possible solutions.
Incipit is also a meeting platform for young designers where to start their adventure and where they can keep updated through networking with the community and share ideas and advices with the new comers. Young designers are supported by professionals to test their ideas and to make them real through the involvement of local producers maintaining the spirit of the Made in Italy excellence.