Place Textiles celebrates linen with the introduction of Torino, a sumptuous linen velvet from the Bella Rosa Collection! Click here to read the Place blog, where designer Kristie Strasen describes the rich history of linen velvet and its many uses, dating back to 2000 BC!
The New Bella Rosa Collection
Rosa is a larger-than-life floral jacquard embellished with rows of tiny running stitches reminiscent of Indian kantha quilts. The stitches create a visual texture that make the flowers appear to lift off the surface of the fabric. The flowing, stylized pattern is both referential and modern, as are the colors which reflect the vibrancy of Indian saris in a way that is fresh and appealing.
La Scala, an elegant alpaca velvet, is wonderfully dense and soft to the touch. The natural luster unique to alpaca fiber gives this durable velvet a subtle glow. Alpaca is known for its exceptional comfort and is especially suitable for people who have fiber sensitivity. Named for the world-famous opera house in Milano where velvet adorns the seating, La Scala will provide years of classic comfort, remaining completely modern while maintaining a stylish reserve.
Torino is a chic linen velvet whose cool hand and unique finish give it the patina of a vintage velvet and the sense that it has been well lived-in and adored for many years. A fabric of choice with designers who seek casual elegance, linen velvet, by virtue of the natural flax fiber, will age gracefully, getting softer and more beautiful with age. It is that opulent relaxed aesthetic that gives Torino its timeless appeal.
A Word About Color
The Bella Rosa Palette embraces color, adding new hues to the Place Textiles system of calibrated color families. A saturated and moody turquoise called Deep Water and a marvelous violet-blue called Periwinkle are two of the most irresistible new colors to join the palette. Timeless and versatile neutrals such as Dover and Fog have new companions in a pearly, greyed-white called Oyster and a saturated, charred black named Lava. The subtle modulation apparent in the colors of the two velvets is only achievable with piece-dyed natural fibers.
Dip into the Bella Rosa Collection from Place. Enjoy the colors. Enjoy the textures. Enjoy the quality. Just enjoy.