R & A
RA_ OFFICINA CREATIVA was founded by Roberta Zago and Andrea Martellato in 2011; it is situated near Venice, in an area known for its great shoe manufacturing tradition.
It was Roberta's and Andrea's innate passion and lifelong interest in the shoecraft, which led them to realize this project; an idea that aims for the formula for success, thanks to their creativity and skills.
Every single component is studied and examined with maniac care in RA_, and each shoe is a unique masterpiece that combines traditional skills with the frantic research for perfection and luxury.
Andrea MARTELLATO is a TECHNICAL DESIGNER. He completed his advanced studies at Politecnico di Venezia Footwear Academy, in 2003.
Andrea lives and works in Venice, in the district of Riviera del Brenta.
March 2011: he originated the project RA_ creative workshop, which let him work in the product development area, dealing with the projects for various international luxury footwear brands.
2007-2011: he worked at Kallisté as Head of Development and Construction for the company's licensed brands: ETRO WOMAN, Kallisté, ANTONIO MARRAS, BALLANTYNE, SONYA RIKIEL.
2001-2007: he had his first work experience in a shoe design studio in Venice.
Roberta Zago is a FASHION DESIGNER. She completed her higher level studies at E.U. Ruzza Insitute of Padua in 2002. She attended a specialization course in Footwear Design at Politecnico di Venezia.
Roberta lives and works in Venice, in the district of Riviera del Brenta.
March 2011: she initiated the project RA_ creative workshop, which let her design for various international luxury footwear brands.
2010-2012: she worked with E.U. Ruzza Institute of Padua, where she held several training courses in FOOTWEAR DESIGN.
2003-2011 she worked at Kalliste as Creative Head - Supervisor for one of the licensed brands of the company: ETRO WOMAN.