We choose partners who share our same dedication, to design unique pieces.
We collaborate with local craftspeople who have achieved excellence with their skills,
and whose work contaminates and elevates our products.
The roots of the Bevilacqua family in the textile world date back to 1499. Indeed, in that year Giovanni Mansueti painted The capture of St. Mark in the synagogue, mentioning the names of the noblemen who commissioned it: one of them was a certain “Giacomo Bevilacqua, weaver”. The actual Tessitura was founded by Luigi Bevilacqua in 1875, after recovering some looms and machines once used by the Silk Guild of the Republic of Venice. But according to some documents some Bevilacqua weavers were already there in the 18th century. The company therefore carries on an ancient Venetian art, which declined during the 18th century and got back on its feet in the 19th, combining historical designs and techniques with a whiff of modernity. Throughout its history, the company’s been producing countless fabrics for renowned customers and famous buildings. Some of these collaborations have enriched our archive with new patterns, as our partnership with the Swedish artist Maja Sjöström did, who designed the fabrics for Stockholm’s City Hall. Others employed our handmade velvets on high-fashion clothing items and accessories, as for example the Bagonghi handbags by Roberta di Camerino. But our fabrics decorate various churches in Venice, too, like the Basilica della Salute, and have played a part in the restoration of prestigious palaces, such as the Kremlin. Visiting Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua is possible. It’s a unique chance to see weavers and looms at work, while they produce the refined soprarizzo velvet, and to touch with your own hands a fabric made following ancient techniques. From its very beginnings, the Tessitura was managed by the children and heirs of Luigi Bevilacqua. Now it’s led by Rodolfo Bevilacqua, President and Head of Production, and his brother, Alberto Bevilacqua, CEO and Head of Marketing. With the help of their skilful collaborators, the Bevilacquas run their company themselves: their constant presence and solid knowledge of weaving techniques guarantee a high-quality and renowned product, now has then.
Founded in 1923, Nasonmoretti is a historic Murano company, leader in the production of glasses, goblets and glass objects to decorate tables and houses. It has distinguished itself over the years as a cultural avant-garde capable of capturing influences and contaminations typical of the world of art and design.
Each NasonMoretti object is an unique, collectible piece that embodies the millennial knowledge of Murano glass masters.
Thanks to the initiative of three brothers, Ercole, Norberto and Iginio, Ercole Moretti was opened in 1911 in a climate of renewed interest in murrina glass production at the turn of the last century.
The company soon made a name for itself on the market, producing Venetian beads and perfecting murrina production techniques. Over the years new production methods – some of them a secret to this day – were tried out and technological innovations were introduced that would lead the Ercole Moretti company to becoming known for elegant glass beads that have an excellent finish and quality. The so-called “millefiori” (“thousand flower”) beads, which remain one of the company’s most highly-prized and characteristic products, are exported all over the world.
Ercole Moretti developed over the years with a wide range of successful products created thanks to the industriousness and creative flair of its founders and their descendants. As well as the “millefiori” beads, all traditional Venetian beads were produced. These include beads which perfectly imitate natural and semi-precious stones and the famous multi coloured murrina pendants, which the company was the first to produce.
If at first the company focussed exclusively on costume jewellery, from the 1980s it developed a new sector that would soon become equally wide-ranging and important: decorative plates and bowls which present all the charm of the ancient Roman murrina bowls, but in a contemporary way. This is how a catalogue of sophisticated objects made of Murano glass and entirely by hand came into being, in which the most traditional murrina lines are in harmony with new, more modern lines. Thanks to new partnerships between the company and a group of internationally-renowned designers, objects have been created which are capable of adding quality and beauty to any living space, whether classic or contemporary.