woensdag 28 november 2012

Santoni | Rubelli capsule collection

Recently we were in Corridonia to visit the Santoni factory. During our tour, we saw something amazing. Santoni, leader maison in luxury footwear, meets Rubelli, the noble Venetian firm that represents a point of reference worldwide for high-end fabrics since 1858. A shoe that brings to amazing companies together and combines two amazing products.

The result is a small romantic masterpiece of pure Venetian taste, a capsule collection where baroque suggestions blend with the design mastery of Gio Ponti’s avant-garde spirit. “This capsule collection expresses at best the refined essence and heritage of both Rubelli and Santoni, two excellencies of Made in Italy sharing a passion for timeless elegance”, states Giuseppe Santoni, CEO of the company. The collection Santoni | Rubelli boasts a unique style always contemporary, and is intended for a sophisticated audience
looking for objects of great personality that go beyond the trends.”

Rubelli’s precious fabrics perfectly match with slippers and loafers, ballerinas and laced shoes. Santoni’s cultured tribute to history and passion for beauty, common to Rubelli, is a selection from the most evocative patterns chosen from the infinite archive of the Venetian maison.
The most traditional lampas with bright floral patterns and colorful suggestions inspired by the 18th century are combined with Punteggiato fabric designed by Gio Ponti in 1934: essential and geometrical pattern softened by the preciousness of smooth velvet and balanced tones.

“The project seeing Rubelli's fabrics, in particular precious lampas and refined embroideries, in the unusual role of stylish footwear designed by Santoni is the tangible example of a successful partnership between two major entrepreneurial Italian excellences ”adds Alessandro Favaretto Rubelli, President of the company. “The incredible know-how made of craftsmanship but also of constant technological innovation together with true passion are the core values of their work. The only way the value of knowledge meets the value of emotion, and this also makes the difference.”

Exquisitely eccentric textures combined with extra luxurious leathers in three models for men and three for women: collection divertissement for an audience of connoisseurs.
Available from December in selected Santoni boutiques and at the online shop with a special packaging featuring Rubelli’s fabrics. Price upon request.

Selected Santoni Boutiques:

Milan | Rome | Turin | Cannes | St Moritz

Venice, 1858. Rubelli was born during the times of the Risorgimento’s splendor and the highest expression of Romanticism.
A family business that produces and sells precious fabrics for high-end interiors. Its damask and brocade fabrics, velvet, silks and lampas are famous and renowned.
Rubelli boasts a history of over a century that reached the 5th generation and continues to create trends in the world of textile design consolidating its leadership in Italy and the rest of the world with its prestigious products.The spirit of Rubelli is wrapped in two different souls. A modern an innovative character that is actively taking part in the definition of the new trends of interior design and a more historic one, keeper of a textile tradition that offers to a sophisticated audience precious and refined fabrics: true art jewels, heritage of Venetian history.
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