DecoRusExpo Exhibitors profiles
Below is the alphabetical list of exhibitors at the DecoRusExpo 2019 show.
The story behind the origins of Mastro Raphaël can be summed up in one sentence: “Discover the nature of things and you will know how they should be made.” — Mario Arcangeli. The founder of the firm based in Umbria, opened a small artisan workshop in 1966, followed by a bottega in Via Palazzo dei Duchi in the following year, and to this day is still the location of Mastro Raphaël’s store in Spoleto. Lying in the heart of Umbria, the city of Spoleto is steeped in the same beauty that today inspires Mastro Raphaël.
It is a special place due to its historical treasures and its important position in Italy’s cultural fabric. But it is also a crossroads of international creativity thanks to the Festival of the Two Worlds. Since its first editions, the Festival has attracted famous artists and designers to Spoleto, including the architect Howard Dilday in 1971. This momentous encounter triggered the artistic and experimental calling of Mastro Raphaël, giving rise to the famous patchworks that the company has reinterpreted over the years with embroideries, applications and new fabrics. One of the company’s cornerstones is its search for distinctive decorative elements. These might be drawn from architecture as with the Api (“Bees”), or born from creative intuition as with the Coralli (“Corals”) and clothe mosaics of the Neptunia seaside collection. Equally important is the ability to interpret these elements on fine and special fabrics, with the highest quality tailoring and in original nuances of color. All this makes Mastro Raphaël a veritable pioneer in the field of textiles, as shown in 1978 with the 1880 Giardino di campagna (“1880 Country Garden”) collection, which launched an entirely new and original idea for a coordinated collection of fabrics and household linens. Experimentation and know-how, passion and experience, but also curiosity and a powerfully artistic vein. These creative inclinations led to the creation of the Lyrics collection, which, with its famous words imprinted on fabric, became one of Mastro Raphaël’s best-sellers, and is now extensively imitated.
Currently, the brand is distributed in over 400 stores in Italy, along with just as many shops located around Europe, Russia, the United States and the Middle East. Culture, ideas, innovation, artistic intuition and craftsmanship – the core values of Mastro Raphaël – are thus carried throughout the world.