RUBELLI TRIBUTES VENETIAN HERITAGE
WITH A SPECIAL NEW COLLECTION
Rubelli, the leading Italian firm producing trend setting luxury fabrics for over 150 years, is pleased
to announce Peter Marino for Venetian Heritage, a new textile collection designed by
renowned architect Peter Marino. As an architect, Marino’s design contributions to commercial,
cultural, residential and retail architecture have helped redefine modern luxury worldwide.
He is known for work that emphasizes materiality, texture, scale, and light, which now comes alive
in a very special way. As VITA DI LUSSO supports Italian heritage, I’m very happy with this news!
THE MAGIC OF VENICE
With this new textile collection, Marino reveals a deep connection to Venice and sought to reflect the city’s unique position on the water and how light reflects off the water’s surface – along with inspiration from the colors and textures used by Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. He explained: ‘Venice for me is magical and it aligns with one of my main obsessions: light. I want light in all of my work, and the light on the water in the canals makes me absolutely crazy with joy; I could spend the rest of my life sitting looking at it. Venetian light is entirely unique – you see in that in Venetian paintings, there’s a very different sense. This aqua-colored water changes how everything is reflected and how color is seen.’
VENICE TRANSLATED IN SILK
The collection ‘Peter Marino for Venetian Heritage’ offers three silk Jacquards. First Lucente, where irregular lines break the sheen of the silk satin background like small waves on still water. Then Tiepolo, a relief is achieved through the matelassé technique, and the surface shines with endless shades of color. And Marino, a joyful sequence of animated curves, reminiscent of a dynamic sea. The colors are those found in the luminous paintings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: white, ice blue, salmon, and aqua. The result was described by Peter Marino to be as Venetian as Titian.
With Peter Marino for Venetian Heritage, sales will partially benefit Venetian Heritage in supporting the restoration of Venetian works of art. Peter Marino’s involvement with Venetian Heritage has spanned 20 years and he is now Chairman of the organization. With its headquarters in Venice, Rubelli invited Peter Marino to design the collection in keeping with the architect’s longstanding connection to Venetian architecture, artworks, and craftsmanship.