From the Arts and Crafts movement, Art-Nouveau artists drew their will to save the beauty of art and handicraft from the standardisation of industrial mass production.
From samites to the Venetian velvets of the 18th century, here’s some of the most widely used decorative patterns of old weaving mills in Venice
At La Gagiandra even production waste can turn out to be useful. Now a part of this collection is made with Tessitura Bevilacqua’s and Fortuny’s textile waste
Tatiana Daniliyants, an Armenian artist, has used Bevilacqua’s fabrics in an exhibition held at Yerevan, in Armenia
Venice can boast a story of textile production which is almost one thousand years old. But the city hasn’t always been producing velvets: its first fabrics were samites
“The spirit of tradition. Eight centuries of Venetian velvets at the Tessitura Bevilacqua” describes the journey of Bevilacqua’s fabrics through time
The decorative motifs of Bevilacqua’s Mosaico velvets resemble the pattern of Justinian’s Byzantine mosaic in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna.
The Geffrye Museum in London has reconstructed the British middle class’ living rooms from the 17th to the 20th century
The connections of the church of San Giovanni Grisostomo in Venice with fabrics… and merchants
Let’s find out what balls have to do with the most famous family of Florence
A possible reading to understand the story that the flowers on Sant’Alvise’s soprarizzo velvet have got to tell
Da Vinci’s knots: one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s countless inventions, they were such a success that a fashion sprang from it at the Court of Milan