ELEGANT YET EDGY.
BOLD YET REFINED.
SM16 CURATES A COLLECTION OF FINE ACCESSORIES, FROM AROUND THE WORLD, SHOWCASING AN ASSORTMENT OF HANDCRAFTED PIECES WITH UNIQUE DETAILS.
“Sentire il sapore di quello che indossi.”
ABOUT THIS SPAce
SM16 is a gathering place, encouraging you to take a voyage into exploring your senses, and expressing to the world who you are, by what you choose to wear.
We offer a selection of carefully hand-selected accessories, in which each piece is meticulous in their design and in their construction.
Every accessory tells a story.
Let's tell yours.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
"Italian urban legend Francesco Nicoletti is a man of honor, rare intensity and few words. Cloaked in black leather and his dark Jacques Marie Mage glasses. Legend has it he can communicate with lions and young men and women of the Roman aristocracy are seeking his advice. He lives in a biblical village carved in the stone near Napoli and climbed Mount Vesuvius at 5 years old barefoot. His white and impeccable beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body. When it is rains in Italy some days it is because he is thinking of something sad. His JMM business card simply says 'I’ll call you.' I have seen his passport and it requires no photo."
- Jerome Mage, Jacques Marie Mage
“It’s important what you say, but the state of mind you seek to create is everything!”
Your unique state of mind is your existence; it’s not only what characterizes you but it’s also, what can liberate you. It allows you the possibility to free up the necessary resources to better express yourself and above all, enlighten others.
Set off on a voyage to further explore your senses and express to the world who you are, by what you choose to wear.
Where we are
Welcome to our little slice of heaven, we are a community carved from paleoithic caves, Sassi, literally referred to as "the Stones." We're nestled in the ancient corner of Italy: Matera, the southern city of Basilicata.
Matera, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and declared “Cultural Capital of Europe for 2019”, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements on earth, a spectacular series of dwellings hewn in the rock forty thousand years ago.
"Travellers are often shocked by the starkness of Matera. It’s a claustrophobic outcropping of cave dwellings carved into limestone, like scrimshaw, with hardly a tree or a blade of grass to be seen. In the afternoon sun, Matera looks like a pile of tarnished gold thrown down by a careless giant. Its severe beauty is as much a tribute to human resilience as to the rugged landscape where it is situated. Most places in Italy encourage you to celebrate the prettiness that wealth bestows: exquisite iron grillwork, festive marble fountains. Matera is more visceral—a monument to endurance and thrift, to hard lives lived without waste." - D.T. Max, The New Yorker
Our Concept Store [SM16]
Our Concept Store specializes in independent eyewear and accessories.
We are situated in an unique environment, providing a place for creative individuals, with an emphasis on self-discovery, and self-expression.
We invite you to join us.