Katrin Arens is a passionate collector of objects and materials. After having completed her studies in graphics and design in Düsseldorf, she made a profession out of her passion. In the “Molino di Sotto” and “Vecchia Filanda” workshops in Villa d’Adda in 1997, she began creating unusual articles of clothing, furniture and furnishings which embody the spirit of the past. Katrin Arens’s philosophy can be summed up in two words: recycling and restoration. The past lives of abandoned wood are revitalized and transformed into wonderful new design pieces with a story to tell. Deep grooves in wood, the smell of old paint, and the memories of creations from years gone by create their own enchantment and come back to life. Katrin’s love for beautiful things inhabits all those materials that convey an intense sense of nature and simplicity.