On a latest go to to Lisbon, we have been launched to Flores Textile Studio run by two extremely proficient girls who needed to mix their abilities of structure and inside design and fulled with their deep ardour to maintain conventional Portuguese textile strategies alive, Flores Textile Studio was born. Learn on to search out out extra.
A shared ardour
Emma Pucci is a French-Swiss architect, who labored for a few years as a Manufacturing Designer within the movie business. She met Valentina Pilia, an Italian-born inside designer, in Paris, however lived in India for a few years whereas Valentina hung out in Morocco following the completion of her research in France.
The 2 girls shared a dream: to work with handmade textiles utilizing a made-to-measure method and superior craftsmanship. Having each lived overseas in international locations the place conventional woven materials are an intricate a part of id and heritage, the idea for his or her textile studio was born out of a shared historic expertise.
Valentina settled in Portugal, working with Pierre Yovanovitch’s studio remotely, sourcing supplies and high-end items between Paris and Lisbon. In the meantime, Emma continued her work as a manufacturing designer and artwork director on characteristic movies.
Looking for out artisans and distinctive supplies, the area that almost all resonated with their imaginative and prescient was Alentejo. Working intently with a neighborhood artisan, a group emerged inside months and in 2019 Flores Textile Studio took its first step.
An area for the studio
The duo discovered the proper ethereal area within the historic centre of Lisbon, on Praça das Flores which gave them a spot to host their inside design studio and textile showroom beneath one roof.
The showroom is a celebration of Portuguese craftsmanship, from tapestries made in Braga and reed baskets made in Toino Abel every bit helps hold these dying abilities alive in addition to creating sturdy long-lasting merchandise for shoppers’ homes.
Along with Portuguese merchandise in addition they have a number of handmade textile manufacturers from completely different components of the world, together with Perrine Studio, Mille Et Claire and Aissa Dione. These observe the identical philosophy of gradual design and mix in seamlessly with Flores Textile Studio’s personal collections.
Handwoven rugs and materials at the moment are a part of the Flores household, together with a spread of made-to-order furnishings items which are personalised in line with the shopper’s color, form, or end preferences. This assortment known as ‘Necessities’ and features a set of multifunctional ceramic pouffes and low aspect tables.