The passion for fabrics has always been at the heart of the activities carried out by the Mariotti family. A tradition that persuaded Giovanni Mariotti to found the Tessile d'Autore company in the Nineties. He gained experience during his work at a factory in his hometown, Prato, historically linked to the excellence of the Italian textile industry. After landing in Sardinia, following his marriage with a Sardinian woman, he honed his skills by learning local manufacturing techniques, history and charm. Tessile d'Autore is a small family-run company, solid and productive, that focuses on quality, with a skilled and flexible approach to meet challenging market demands, working with both private customers and hotels.
His collection is characterized by the use of traditional fabrics, made with selected raw materials, for the creation of home accessories: curtains, tablecloths and peculiar lampshades with great visual effects, made of fabrics which also include unusual materials, such as asphodel fibers. Of particular value are the tapestries, crafted by reusing of old fabrics, decorated with inserts and ceramic applications. Intreccio Nuragico, an artistic work that combines the art of weaving and pottery making, was awarded the 2013 Cultura nelle mani prize, a bienniale event held in the town of Bari Sardo.
A Pibiones and a Bagas are the local refined techniques that are mostly used in his workshop. Skilfully applied to horizontal looms, according to tradition, techniques are used to craft copies of traditional artifacts and contemporary collections.
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