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Conte di Savoia: the rise and fall of a dream of luxury

Conte di Savoia: the rise and fall of a dream of luxury

The Conte di Savoia is a transatlantic liner, or rather was: a means of the fascist propaganda, destroyed during the Second World War, it is the symbol of the end of an age, for Italy, and of the unescapable parting from a past which, by now, is long gone. The history...

Venedig für Kenner, that is Venice as seen by Germany

Venedig für Kenner, that is Venice as seen by Germany

"Venice for connoisseurs": that’s the headline of today’s Weltkunst, the art magazine of Die Zeit, which is dedicated to the lagoon city. Petra Schäfer describes first of all some of Venice’s swellest hotels, restaurants and attractions, some of which often stand in...

Silk Map: when art meets traditional crafts

Silk Map: when art meets traditional crafts

From June 1 to November 24, on the occasion of the 55th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the Venice Pavilion will host the project Silk Map, a tribute paid to the weaving tradition, the so-called ”soft art”, through the combination of art and...

The decorative essence of broccatello

The decorative essence of broccatello

The weft of brocade, the weave of lampas: the broccatello is one of the lightest silk and linen fabrics, with an in-relief effect which makes it unique

The golden age of Venetian velvet

The golden age of Venetian velvet

The ancient weaving mill Luigi Bevilacqua presents a new collection of velvets, inspired by the golden age of the Republic of Venice: the 16th century. The influence of oriental patterns on Venetian velvet in the 16th century The four patterns Sforza, Ca' d'Oro,...