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ART + DECORATION R u b e l l i t e x t i l e s — made by one of Italy's most legendary design families — are now available at George Cameron Nash. Founded in Venice in 1889, Rubelli is a fifth-generation textile company that produces fabrics in its own mill, including coveted handmade velvets woven on 18th-century handlooms. In the 1930s, famed modernist designer Gio Ponti created fabrics for Rubelli, some of which are still featured in the collection. Ponti's original sketches and designs are conserved in the company's archives, which house more than 7,000 textile and paper records. In addition to traditional Venetian fabrics such VELVET UNDERGROUND as precious damask and elaborate lampas, the Rubelli umbrella includes understated, neutral collections in natural fibers by Kieffer and exclusive textiles by Rubelli for Armani Casa, along with wallpapers. One highlight from Rubelli's 2021 collection is Il Marchese Di Carabà, a charming textile based on illustrations by Mexican artist Gabriel Pacheco for the fairy tale written by Perrault. Rubelli, to the trade at George Cameron Nash, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, RS M a r t i n i q u e Celebration — a genius n e w c o l l a - boration be- t w e e n C W Stockwell and Voutsa — puts a wild and colorful spin on a classic design. The Martinique banana-leaf pattern, created in 1942 by CW Stockwell, famously graced the walls of the Beverly Hills Hotel during the mid-20th century and still appears in some of the hotel's main spaces. The original green hue has been vibrantly reinterpreted by design studio Voutsa, founded by artist George Venson in 2013. Using the original Martinique footprint, Vinson created original paintings that pay homage to celebrated artists including Henri Matisse and David Hockney, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and designer Josef Frank. Venson's creations are hand-printed by artisans at CW Stockwell on Belgian linen fabric and vellum wallpaper. Venson, a native of San Antonio who attended Rice University in Houston, first captured the attention of design tastemakers with irreverent wallpapers featuring lips, snakes, octopi, and trees adorned with genitalia. And Venson's insanely patterned and colored wallpapers for Sasha Bikoff's stairway installation at the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House still have the design world buzzing. CW Stockwell X Voutsa Martinique Celebration wallpaper, five-yard roll $1,000; fabric, $300 per yard, at, voutsa. com. RS GONE BANANAS FLORA DOWN BELOW E lena Manferdini has an astonishing array of talents. She's a licensed architect in Switzerland, a licensed engineer in Italy, and she currently teaches architecture in L.A., where she has a design atelier. Her new designs for Erik Lindström rug company's Botanical Collection reference Natura Morta — Italian for "still life," where, in her hands, monstera leaves and flowering tropical plants become lush, oversize specimens. She's created three designs for the rugs, which are hand- tufted from New Zealand wool and silk. Manferdini is the first of three women artists tapped by Lindström to design rugs for the Botanical Collection — look for more in the future. Erik Lindström's Botanical Collection, to the trade at Jean de Merry, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, RS CW Stockwell X Voutsa Martinique Celebration wallpaper Rubelli's newest textiles collections Velvets from Rubelli's new collections Elena Manferdini with her Monstera rug design for Erik Lindström 60

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