Rubelli’s Remarkable 2017 Collection
Along with the red carpet, venerable Venetian textile house Rubelli rolled out a remarkable new collection for 2017 during this year’s Paris Déco Off, the annual international design fête in showrooms scattered throughout the City of Light. Coils of silk thread in a mind-blowing 47-color array provided the impetus for the riotously radiant yet harmonious grouping of 28 fabrics and six wall coverings. A standout among them is Vasarely, a graphic pattern named for Victor Vasarely, the French-Hungarian artist credited with founding the Op Art movement. Digitally printed on pure linen, the bold geometric uses a 3-D trompe-l’oeil effect to reproduce a richly textured contemporary embroidery–so successfully, in fact, that it can only be distinguished from the original by touch. Which is why it looks so stunning used for a custom dress by the Italian fashion brand Jejia. Available in five stimulating colorways.