Zoffany has intermeshed Venetian grandeur with the charm of Umbria to create its Tespi collection of chic fabrics and wallcoverings.
The creative legacy of Mariano Fortuny – a Spanish designer of stage, costume, textiles and fashion – formed the inspiration behind the collection. Spanning the end of the 19th century and the begininning of the 20th, Mariano’s work was heavily influenced by Italian renaissance design.
The Zoffany team drew upon antique brocades, damasks, velvets and paisleys found in its archive, and re-worked these using contemporary techniques such as foiling, digital printing and machine embroidery to capture the spirit of the original textiles.
From delicate embroideries that appear hand stitched, to the faded opulence of once decadent velvety damasks, this unique complement of eight fabrics and six wallpapers brings with it an understated glamour.