Antonio Ratti Foundation
Fondazione Antonio Ratti (FAR) è a nonprofit organization, founded by Antonio Ratti in 1985, based in Villa Sucota, an eighteenth century house on the western shore of Lake Como.
Chaired by Annie Ratti since 2002, FAR has dedicated over 30 years to spread the knowledge of the textile culture – which explores the history, social and technological changes that have invested values its production– and the study of contemporary art, so youè It built a solid reputation nationally and internationally. Through the enhancement of its textile collection and its program of workshops, exhibitions and events FAR promotes research and collective debate moments, involving in its activitiesà known scholars and critics, as well as established and emerging artists.
The origins of the textile museum of the FAR– Textile Studio Museum (MuST) – reside in the commitment to longtime Antonio Ratti in collecting tissues. The textile collection includes moreù 3300 individual pieces and più 2500 samples books, in’ together, illustrate the history of textiles from the third to the twentieth century.
CSAV– Artists Research Laboratory express the Foundation's commitment in the field of’ contemporary art. CSAVè a laboratory for research and artistic practice, during which young artists from all over the world have the chanceà to work together with international established artists.