Looking to mark 40 years producing head-turning textiles, Dedar brought together the designer Martino Gamper and photographer Brigitte Niedermair, long-time friends but never collaborators. A slow-loading Google search led the pair to hidden patterns, an accidental index of artists and their favourite colours. Dedar fixed these patterns on remarkable fabrics and Gamper gave them form and volume. The results are a fitting tribute to a history of innovation, hand-craft and a commitment to the creative spirit. And, more than anything, proof that there’s power in a union.
Excerpted from an article in Wallpaper magazine.
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Dedar Milano uses a great many weaves to produce their luxurious textiles. Occasionally I’ll post some off the more interesting ones. This post deals with a Lampas Brocade
Lampas is a type of luxury fabric with a background weft (a “ground weave”) typically in taffeta with supplementary wefts (the “pattern wefts”) laid on top and forming a design, sometimes also with a “brocading weft”. Lampas is typically woven in silk, and often has gold and silver thread enrichment. Lampas weaves were developed around 1000 CE. Beginning late in the 17th century western lampas production began centered in Lyon, France, where an industry of providing for French and other European courts became centered.
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*definition courtesy of Wikipedia
In a partnership with Valextra, Dedar has provided the textiles for their bags. You can see them at Bergdorf Goodman. Look good, don’t they?
Viya is celebrated for its ‘unique, modern and dramatic masterpieces’ that blur the lines between design, furniture and art
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