Antonio Fazio aka "Ato" is an Italian art director and designer, born in Switzerland in 1984. He studied graphic and product design at Eracom in Lausanne and graduated in 2010. He has lived, worked and lectured in Paris, New York and Milan and is now based in Lausanne. He collaborates with brands such as Prada, Versace, Maserati, Swatch, Hennessy, Adidas, the NBA and Eterna, to name a few.





© 2022 Antonio Fazio. All rights reserved.


Antonio Fazio aka "Ato" is an Italian art director and designer, born in Switzerland in 1984. He studied graphic and product design at Eracom in Lausanne and graduated in 2010. He has lived, worked and lectured in Paris, New York and Milan and is now based in Lausanne. He collaborates with brands such as Prada, Versace, Maserati, Swatch, Hennessy, Adidas, the NBA and Eterna, to name a few.





© 2022 Antonio Fazio. All rights reserved.

Eterna / New SuperKonTiki

Introduction / Part 1



Country: Switzerland
Released:
2015 at Baselworld
Role:
Watch Designer, Art Director and Consultant
Duties: Watch Design, Material Development, Product Identity, Packaging Design, Art Direction, Logo, Graphic Design.
On April 28, 1947, Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002), Norwegian ethnographer, botanist, and zoologist, crossed the Pacific Ocean on a wooden raft, named KonTiki after an Incan Sun God, to prove that ancient pre-Columbian Indians of South America could reach Polynesia with the help of the Humboldt Current and the Passat wind. In addition to a hand-cranked radio for weather reports, he and the crew were equipped with six Eterna timepieces.
After 101 days and nights on the high seas, when they finally arrived in Polynesia, the voyage was declared a success.

Eterna designed a unique collection in honor of the dangerous adventure. Called KonTiki, the line has consistently been one of the brand’s most popular collections.