This delightful design is named foglia – or leaves. And the way the leaves are printed onto this table runner – with carefully considered spaces between each leaf – has allowed a successful combination of the leaves of different trees. As well as introducing an intriguing variety into the design, this also enables the artisan to give each table runner an entirely unique design of its own.
The natural crumpled linen that this table runner is crafted from is the very finest quality, traditionally woven linen. The marriage of the design and this wonderfully fine linen produces a refined feel and a graceful appearance.
“Viewing life as it is, finding the instincts, dreams and longings we share in common,” says Charlotte Hjorth-Rohde, the Danish graphic designer and photographer who created l’heure bleue (the blue hour) design exclusively for AllÓRA.
Charlotte spent months in the workshop of Stamperia Bertozzi, the master artisan print house in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. There, Charlotte was taught the art of hand printing. “It is more than just banging on a block of wood,” explains Charlotte. “It is a feeling that you transmit when you print – each time different. That’s why each piece is unique.”
The Bertozzi family have used traditional printing techniques since 1920, hand-carving blocks of pear wood to produce the stamps they use to print designs onto fabric. They handmix the rich and vibrant colours that you see here – just as they have always done.
Variations in finish or appearance are not considered imperfections, but are the mark of a unique handmade item.
Discover the passion that Stamperia Bertozzi invest in every one of their creations.
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