Ilario Tartaglia, Italian Tradition

Born from the desire of founder Ilario Tartaglia to preserve Italian handweaving expertise, this workshop was formed in Cartigliano on the banks of the Brenta near Venice.
With his experience as a researcher and teacher of textile culture, Ilario has established his workshop of artisanal looms, specially built according to his own patents, to produce unique fabrics.
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The use of natural materials and the blending of silk and gold connect this workshop to the local heritage. The work is done with Jacquard and dobby looms, and often requires the combination of numerous thread feeds to weave the complicated patterns that are the hallmark of Venetian textile decorative arts: damask, brocade and velvet.
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If Ilario keeps a watchful eye over ancestral knowledge, he uses the other to look towards the future, prizing innovation and research, and delighting in personalization and the free interpretation of textiles as art objects connected to design and style.
From February 10-12, 2015, Ilario Tartaglia participates in Maison d’Exceptions, the space at Première Vision dedicated to haute création.
Photo Credits: Ilario Tartaglia