Discover Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua: the art of weaving in Venice since the 18th century
An evocative, surprising place, a form of craftsmanship that exemplifies artisanal skills and culture, a business that combines managerial expertise and ancient savoir faire: all this is Tessitura
Luigi Bevilacqua, an establishment that embodies the concept of Italian excellence to perfection.
At its weaving workshops, located in Venice's historic centre, scrupulously trained artisans work on 18th century looms. The geometric or floral patterns that decorate velvets and brocades are not limited to ‘imitating' the decorations of antique fabrics but ‘are' the genuine thing. All of the fabrics woven by the company are based on the original designs preserved in the family's archives: a cultural patrimony that could easily be housed in a museum but which, instead, is applied to the everyday working of fabrics, based on the tradition of keeping the time-honoured heritage of artisanship alive. The origins of the business date back to the dawn of time. They are interwoven with the ageold history of the city, with its tradition of artisans and merchants who crossed the seas, bringing back with them treasures that were appreciated world-wide.
True works of art just waiting to be transformed into garments or accessories, curtains or furnishings, tapestries or stage costumes, Bevilacqua's fabrics are also in great demand on international markets.
Now as then, all the stages of the working process are executed by hand.
These refined, hand woven fabrics are destined to decorate royal palaces, theatres and homes throughout the world. Its fabrics are so exquisite that even the ‘greats' of fashion were unable to resist them.