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Chiarastella Cattana is a fabric designer based in Venice, Italy. Her work weaves traditional craftsmanship together with contemporary colours and patterns. By mixing different threads, she is able to give her creations a life and texture that are her signature.
Her career began in Milan, at a time when Made in Italy was stressing the importance of product quality. Through the experience in fashion, her knowledge of fabrics became the rule, and made her passion grow stronger. Full of movement, her designs are uniquely modern, bringing innovation to traditional weaving techniques.
The collection is the outcome of continuous research and careful attention to details. Linen, cotton, merino wool, cashmere, silk and other blends—we only use the finest Italian yarns to thoughtfully produce enduring textiles, respecting nature and its resources.
We always try to make the difference revisiting patterns and structures, leading old weaving traditions towards new directions. But to do all this, time is everything. And the incomparable talent of weavers, too.
What we do is rooted in craftsmanship, that is why every single fabric has a unique story behind it. We partner with small artisanal realities all over the country, from north to south. Without them, our work would never exist.
Our venetian home is both a studio and a boutique, welcoming and tranquil. It is located in an historical building, a former 17th-century scuola—or congregation—near by Palazzo Grassi, just off the Canal Grande.
The studio is our special place, where the creative process starts. Here we exchange ideas, experiment with colour swatches and different designs, and think of innovative pieces to develop. Anything can inspire us.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
– William Morris