TJS . THE JUICESQUEEZER
A Digital Wunderkammer by Tommaso Maggio & Laura Perin
TJS . THE JUICESQUEEZER
A Digital Wunderkammer by Tommaso Maggio & Laura Perin

Luigi Bevilacqua // Venice's Silk Weavers

Date: July 8, 2013

The history of Bevilacqua family can be dated back to five centuries ago, when Venice was a famous destination to find rich patterned velvets, brocades, taffeta and damasks. Owned completely by the Bevilacqua family for centuries, in recent years the company has developed its national and international trade. Luigi Bevilacqua continues to produce timeless and elegant fabrics, thanks to the use of traditional weaving techniques of 18th century. The company's famous historical archives hold more than 3,500 pattern-designs all still hand-produced on original seventeenth/eighteenth-century looms. Now as then, all the phases of manufacture are manual - from the creation of the perforated cartoons that reproduce the exclusive fabric designs, to the preparation of the weft and the organisation of the individual threads. The precise and delicate gestures of the weavers produce veritable works of art, refined textiles and fabrics destined to decorate royal palaces, theatres and famous homes.

Below some images of this beautiful and stunning production