Vintage-Feeling Linens from Chiarastella Cattana in Venice, Italy
When I first came across the work of Chiarastella Cattana, it was a pastel tartan tablecloth that I was certain was vintage. Turns out it the design was inspired by an old linen cloth from the 1950s woven in a fine cotton-linen blend. Working out of a studio-boutique located in a former 17th century congregation, the Scuola dei Mureri near the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy, Cattana “[revisits] patterns and structures, leading old weaving traditions toward new directions,” she explains.
After a career working in fashion in Milan, Cattana returned to Venice to focus on textiles, mixing threads of Italian linen, cotton, Merino wool, cashmere, and silk. Partnering with small artisans from northern to southern Italy, all Chiarastella Cattana pieces are primarily woven at the mills of Alto Adige in South Tyrol.
Cattana produces everything from table lines, tea towels, bath towels, cushions, blankets, and rugs as well as fabric yardage for curtains, upholstery, and wall coverings.
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