To Elisabeth Cook, an American designer living in Italy and Principle at Dedalo inc., the company and the collection of hand-pieced leather area rugs and wall décor are a mix of two cultures and two mindsets, which contrast yet compliment each other. An innate curiosity and a fresh sense of excitement to create are important aspects of who she is. Passion, Handmade as an expression of excellence and life’s Simple Luxuries – all that embody Made in Italy - are part of her everyday lifestyle, fostered from a decade spent perfecting techniques in the bottegas with local Italian craftsmen. Her process in design and custom production is deeply rooted in the long-standing artisanal traditions of Marche, Italy, where she calls home. Her elements of choice – color, graphics and luxurious texture in Italian hair on hide and leather – are as unique as the designers and clients who choose them. She believes that behind each piece she makes there is a story to share and a relationship to create, which can only be considered one-of-a-kind.