– an acronym of “design d’arredamento” (furnishing design) – was founded in 1976 in Italy, in the traditional silk district of Como, fruit of Elda and Nicola Fabrizio’s passion for the world of design and textiles
. Ever since 1997, Caterina and Raffaele have worked alongside their parents in managing the company, sharing their same passionate enthusiasm but making their own contribution with a vision that is distinctly focused on the future. A great passion, cultivated and nourished during time, while exploring the multifarious facets and contents of the textile universe, within and beyond the excellent manufacturing art of Como. This patient and fruitful background of experience invested in the company has led to the creation of a variegated repertoire of furnishing fabrics, trimmings and wallpapers. The Dedar collections art fully interpret this cultured research in the world of yarns and textiles with a slant that is decidedly contemporary. Innovative creations which highlight both stylistic traits and manufacturing techniques.
An international textile editeur
Dedar constructs its identity and reason why on the cornerstones of style, innovative product research and design. To produce its collections, Dedar makes use of carefully selected textile mills, specialized in various materials and manufacturing techniques, entrusting each one with what may even be a single phase of the process involved in product creation, enjoying perfect freedom to transpose techniques or materials, originally destined to other applications, to the world of textiles. Dedar principally draws from the specialist know-how of Como and the surrounding area, with its history of textile manufacturing; in fact 70% of Dedar fabrics are produced in Italy. Dedar, now present in more than 80 countries, is partner of Hermès in the production and distribution of its furnishing fabric and wallpaper collections
. This partnership fuses the experience and knowhow of Dedar with the richness of the Hermès creative universe, on a foundation of values cherished by both houses: the constant quest for excellence and a strong family spirit. The collections designed under Hermès artistic direction are available from selected Hermès stores, and, thanks to a distribution agreement with Dedar, through a specialist network.
Creativity and research
Creativity and research are two aspects of a unique process, focused on achieving the technical and aesthetic excellence which has always been the hallmark of Dedar collections. It takes more than a year before a fabric can go into production and, in some cases, the development process entails several years’ trial runs and experimentation, for instance when it combines innovative techniques with artisanal processes, natural fibers with technological or metallic yarns. Technical research, harmoniously balanced between tradition and innovation, converts into pleasing visual and tactile sensations. The Dedar collections are conceived to accompany our everyday lives, whether at home or elsewhere, wherever they carry that spirit of uniqueness deriving from the passion for beautiful things, a characteristic shared by the entire Fabrizio family.
Over the past few years, Caterina and Raffaele Fabrizio have met several international designers and stylists. These creative collaborations have given birth to some truly unique handmade objects which express both the spirit of the designer and that of the creative universe of Dedar, on which they were inspired. The New York designer Stephen Burks, the architects Michele Bönan and Tristan Auer, the designer Martino Gamper and the artist Brigitte Niedermair are the first ones to have charted a course that goes ahead year by year with the search, the discovery and the experimentation of new intuitions. More recently, French decorator Jacques Garcia chose Dedar fabrics for the renovation of the bedroom of king François I at Chambord Castle, in France. This year, studiolucaguadagnino, the design studio founded by Italian director Luca Guadagnino, curated a new project for Dedar.
The Dedar collection
Free-roaming inspiration, elegance, force of expression, the desire to experiment, a passion for precious qualities and extensive colour ranges constitute the essence of the Dedar collection of fabrics
, wallpapers and trimmings. Silk, velvet, linen, but also fire-retardant and outdoor fabrics, combine precious threads and traditional techniques to the research for innovating fibers and high-performance solutions. The firm’s collections comprise more than 500 articles and 3,600 colourways, while the 500,000 metres of fabric in stock allow for the immediate delivery of 97% of orders.
1995 is the year of the first contract project, with the furniture of fabrics to decorate the Hotel Costes in Paris; ever since then then the penetration of Dedar products in the international contract business has constantly grown. Nowadays Dedar fabrics, wallpapers and trimmings are to be seen in prestigious hotel chains, in the most exclusive boutique hotels and traditional hotel establishments, on luxury liners and private yachts, but also prestigious boutiques and restaurants such as the Four-Season Hotel in Florence, Prague and London, the Skygardens in Dubai, the Buddha Bar in Manila, JK Place in Capri, Florence, Rome and Paris, the Nomad hotel in New York, the Palzzo Vista Hotel in Como or the Loulou restaurant at Palais du Louvre in Paris.