VIMAR1991 IS PARTNER OF INSIDE LOOKING OUT, A MULTI – SENSORY APARTMENT INSTALLATION BY ELISA OSSINO STUDIO.
In collaboration with the designer Elisa Ossino, Vimar exhibited during the Design Week, an upholstery in natural and warm colors that enhances the precious feel of the fiber as well as the shape it will take. The handcrafted textile sublimates the wool’s purity in a sustainable perspective and brings out the Italian know-how.
THE YARNS WERE CAREFULLY SELECTED TO AMPLIFY THE TEXTILE’S FEELING, OFFERING AN ELEGANT YET UNEVEN TEXTURE WHICH GIVES TO THE PIECE A DEEPER TACTILE AND VISUAL FEELING. A BOUCLÉ COMBINED WITH FUR, FOLLOWING THE SHAPE’S OUTLINES CELEBRATE THE NATURAL FIBER’S BEAUTY.
The Sicilian design, educated in Milan, meticulously selected two fancy yarns from Vimar1991 latest furniture collection, making up the sofa’s fabrics, which she exhibited in Via Solferino 11, 3rd floor, during the Design Week.
The fabrics selected are completely handcrafted in Italia and have two different finishing. The seat undergone a special wash to get a harmonious texture, while the back only went through a steaming treatment straight after coming out of the loom. The intent was to keep the colors as natural as possible, and consistent with the rest of the exhibition. For that reason, the yarns used, a bouclé and a round fur made of 100% Italian wool, have been bleached in dry cleaners, in order to get a very pure fiber with its natural milk white color.
This special type of yarn for furniture is the result of a unique manufacturing process – the fancy yarn spinning technique.
The bouclé is worked to create loops, while the fur is originally linear and then is twisted to get the “chenille effect”.
Even the finishing used for the yarns exhibited, adopt perfectly the designer’s material poetic touch. Since it is a steaming in skeins, it fosters the swelling of the wool, reproducing the roundness and volume of the yarn without damaging the fiber’s beauty.