Arcari e Co. S.r.l.(aka G.F.M. Industria) is Ter et Bantine and HACHE’s alma mater. The headquarters are in Granarolo Faentino, Ravenna, in what was once the Eridania sugar factory: four brownstone buildings in the middle of a pinewood. Here all phases of both design and production are carried, translating into a product that is one hundred percent Italian. The enterprise is headed by Manuela Arcari, who is the President, and David Agus, who is the CEO. Determined and open to dialogue the former a loverof doubt and excellence the latter, the couple work in unison, mixing a taste, flair and knowledge all of their own.
Ter et Bantine is a wardrobe: an open repertoire of possibilities. Construction is the result of intense study, because the body and its movements are not abstract concepts for Manuela Arcari. The infinite possibilities of this modular style highlight the personality of the wearer, rather than the ego of the designer. The tone is concentrated and rarefied but among the folds, the clean cuts and the geometries, one can discover memories and emotions. After all its simplicity is complex and full of nuances.