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Category: Product Design

7 Mar

Soledad Twombly,a unique Style

W e met Soledad Twombly many years ago, when we were starting to explore the fascinating world of textiles. It was love at first sight; she did receive us in a beautiful flat steps from Piazza di Spagna and she did enchant us with her style and her charming Argentine accent. "I only believe in style, it does not age and is always in fashion" is her credo. This is evident looking at the dresses she tailors. Since that date, we started to design fabrics for Soledad. The inspiration was and is always different; the sensual paintings from Alessandro Twombly, Soledad's husband and son of famous artist Cy Twombly, were our first source. Damien Hirst and his...
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7 Mar

La Carmen Toile,Classic unconventional

T he expressive power of Saba Italia LaCarmen’s unconventional look is evident from its unusual “collar” which can also be positioned vertically by means of innovative, self-supporting material. The concept underlying the design is that of a dual-purpose chair. With its collar up it is a snug, enveloping nest; with the collar down it has an informal look ideal for convivial settings. For its debut, SoFarSoNear did design a special dress inspired by the classic Toile de Jouy in a more modern outlook. The Studio did conceive three artworks for the different parts of the armchair, to be manually printed on a luscious cotton satin. A special version printed on a woolen and silk fabric was designed for...
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7 Feb

MUSE,iconic furniture

MUSE collection is the first furniture collection designed by Luca Ferreccio for the new Italian brand LLAB. It comes from a careful research of some iconic XX century signs in architecture and art, re-interpreted in an original and unique way. The outcome is a one-of-kind collection of modern furniture, all made of wood, featuring soft shapes framed by specially designed finishes. The clean but strong shape of each piece results from a high level of craftmanship and a serious care for each manufacturing detail. Form and function are perfectly balanced to highlight a new concept of contemporary living. Our passionate search to interpret the needs of contemporary living in a way that is original and unique, is the driving force...
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10 Jan

Johnny Depp,for Maurizio Galimberti

J ohnny Depp is one of the most famous and versatile actors of our time. Maurizio Galimberti is an Italian photographer known for his Polaroid Mosaics. For the popularity and success of his unusual representations of faces and landscapes, he has participated as a portraitist in numerous editions of the Venice Film Festival. In 2003 his portrait of Johnny Depp ended up being the cover of the English Times Magazine, in September of the same year. SoFarSoNear is proud to have the opportunity to translate the famous portrait in a limited edition rug, signed and certified by the author. Each carpet is hand-knotted with wool and viscose by skilfull artisans in Nepal using techniques passed on from generation...
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25 Nov

Award winning,Trompe l’Oeil Collection

Kilim rugs are world re-known for the simplicity of the sign and the unique flat tapestry weaving. SoFarSoNear idea was to inject a little Italian style and combine the traditional handcraft with the motifs familiar to the Italian iconography. A true fusion between East and West, between the classical motifs of two great cultures, Persia and Italy. What makes the project so unique is also the use of sophisticated UV print to transfer the photographic images onto the rugs. Innovation and tradition, modernity and history, both representing the two faces of the time we live in. The collection features different themes: 'Sicilian Baroque' with the typical facades of the churches and palaces of Sicily, 'Roman Empire' with temples and statues, 'Behind the...
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25 Nov

Cuprum,Precious & Exclusive

C uprum is a contemporary and inspiring collection of textiles especially suited for the luxury and hospitality industries. Cuprum has been created as a result of our constant search for unique and unusual materials. An eye-catching copper fabric it combines the sheen of metal leaf with the softness of an exquisite woven textile. The uniqueness of the Cuprum collection is the result of innovative production methods and weaving techniques developed by SoFarSoNear Studio. Fabric colour palettes options include gold, copper, titanium, black, rose and salmon. Cuprum is flame retardant and highly resistant, thus making it an ideal fabric for use in commercial or hospitality environments.SoFarSoNear is also expanding its copper collection in collaboration with leading Italian architects...
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24 Nov

Azucena,Bespoke Textiles

A zucena has always been held in the highest esteem as an Italian brand, combining formal elegance, understated luxury and an aesthetical purity in its collections, all manufactured to the highest standard. The brand was founded in 1947 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua, who did bring together a number of collections to furnish buildings they had designed. Azucena was recently acquired by B&B Italia with the aim to preserve it's rich Italian heritage. SoFarSoNear Studio did meet the family owning the brand few years ago. Since the start, the relationship was one of complicity and harmony of intent. The brand required a refinement, in order to re-establish its fortune in the XXI...
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23 Nov

Viaggio nel Giardino Magico of A.Salvati

K nown architect and designer Alberto Salvati draws inspiration from the pictorial works of children. Through a creative process called frottage, in which the architect gives character and expressiveness to the design, he creates real artistic works. SoFarSoNear has translated two of them into precious hand-knotted rugs, that are one off pieces. The colors and shades of light are the result of a wise use of different yarns such as wool, silk and viscose. Another distinctive element is the three-dimensionality of houses and objects, an effect created by playing with different heights of the pile. Designing a rug is a process that requires particular skills and know-how, but to transform an art work into a rug keeping...
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22 Nov

Etoile,a fascinating mesh

Etoile is a unique textile made out of 95% copper wire. It is a transparent copper textile with a high consistency and metal effect, especially designed to be used in acrylic panels by Acrylic Couture. This fabric is very sheer has been developed in specific colours including blue, purple and orange. The fabric has been designed in a way to coat the yarn in different colours and ensure it does not react or change when it comes into contact with chemicals used in acrylic. The fabric is floated into heated acrylic to develop acrylic panels. The process is done by melting and softening the acrylic and floating the etoile fabric in the acrylic which is then cooled...
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20 Nov

Award winning,Couture Collection

When we first saw the Kundan Silk carpets of Zollanvari, we’ve immediately associated the astonishing weaving and dying to fashion. That’s how the design concept came about. The beauty of some very iconic fabrics were the ideal inspiration for the ‘Couture Collection’ of Kundan Silk Carpets. The collection features different patterns: _Bouclé, inspired by the iconic jackets of fashion myth Coco Chanel _Tweed, sourced from the traditional British cloths but adding new shades of colour _Tartan, an evergreen pattern from Scotland here proposed with a fancy palette of colours The Couture Collection was designed for internationally reknown brand Zollanvari in 2014. It was awarded in 2014 as Best Modern Design Deluxe at Domotex Hannover and as winner at the Innovation Interior Awards...
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