Chipo is part of the Zo collection and was inspired by traditional African masks.
The Zo is the person who carries the mask, a master that creates a connection and a bond with the spirit within it. All the elements and the colors typical of these artifacts are represented in a stylized and geometric way, becoming a symbolic representation.
Founded in 2006 by Enrica Cavarzan and Marco Zavagno, Zaven is a design office based in Venice. Zaven works in industrial, graphics and installation design, researching and collaborating with other creatives and companies to create and produce ideas, objects and interiors. Zaven has shown in Italy and abroad, at the Kalmar Konstmuseum, at the Triennale in Milan, several times at the London Design Festival and Designer Days in Paris. Clients include Agusta Westland, Antolini Marmi, Atipico, Barberini Eyewear, Dudù Bags, FontanaArte, HelloVenezia, LineaBeta, Maison 203, Mercedes, Miniforms, Nike, Novamobili, Outly, PaolaC, Red Bull, Replay Jeans, Secondome, Telecom Italia, Tod’s.
Institutions include Ca’Foscari University, IUAV University of Venice, La Biennale di Venezia, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Sindika Dokolo Foundation(Luanda), V-A-C Foundation.