April 7, 2017

Rubelli’s Remarkable 2017 Collection

Vasarely by Rubelli, digitally printed on pure linen, is available in five colorways. Photography by Giovanni Gastel.

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.

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