Art never dies. It has no expiry date. It’s always in fashion… Art lives, evolves and is reinvented. This is what Equipo DRT has done for its new classic fabric collection called Palladio. It echoes and highlights some of the finest creations of this Italian architect (1508-1580). Palladio was adored by the nobility of the Republic of Venice in the 16th century, and admired by all for his superior geometries, symmetries and architectural wonders. Yes, Palladio designed many Italian villas in his age: Pisani, Foscari, Badoer, Emo… And these beautiful Italian masterpieces, five centuries later, are what Equipo DRT has skilfully transferred to a series of sophisticated and elegant fabrics for interiors.
Palladio is said to be the first classicist in modern architecture. He was the master who updated ancient Greek and Roman architecture and gave it the timeless beauty it still has today.
Inspired by his art and creativity comes the Palladio Collection from Equipo DRT. A new range of double-width upholstery fabrics being presented at the forthcoming Paris Maison&Objet Show in January 2015. This collection stands out for its large-scale geometrics and damasks, its ground-breaking bid for gold and silver lurex, in which metallised yarns are combined with natural colours, including greens, blues, golds, reds and mink.
Dim: 300 cm
65% Alg./Cot - 35% Pol
Palladio built a long barchessa (wing) to the Villa Pisani as service quarters around 1560. It could be called a lesser work, as it was not the central portion of the building, which was already a country patrician villa. But this is not the case. Its surface area was as large as the entire Piazza San Marco in Venice. Its floor plan includes a central building flanked by annexes, two towers and a façade facing the patio with a barrel vaulted T-shaped salone.
This architecture has now been transferred to textile design on our Pisani fabric, with an ornamental geometric design reminiscent of latticework. Its curved lines are combined with straight ends to convert it into a proposal based on lines, forms and geometries. A touch of elegance and sophistication that carries us away to the walls, floors and decoration of the extraordinary Villa Pisani in Bagnolo.