Neo started in Rome in 2007 when Rosanna Contadini, a former ceramic designer, discovered neoprene yarn in a hardware store while searching for new materials. Neoprene yarn is velvety, flexible, smooth, and pleasant to touch. Products made with the yarn feel soft and silky, in complete contrast to its robust appearance and intense colors.
Sourcing the best Italian raw materials, Neo manufactures high-end objects for the home and personal accessories, which are knitted, crocheted, woven, simply plaited, twisted, or knotted. Natural forms and everyday objects, found from travels around the world, inspire the shape and colors of each piece that fuses sophistication, durability, and a modern aesthetic.
Neo’s philosophy focuses on creating timeless, exclusive items that are easy to care for and made to last. Each product is entirely handmade in Italy using traditional techniques and processes, relying on the skills of local artisans.
By choosing to use methods from the past, Neo has revived the beauty, quality, and artistic talent of craftsmanship that many wish was evident in modern-day products. Each piece is made with care to ensure its excellence and integrity. Slight size variations contribute to its beauty and uniqueness.