Fabric Canvas 2
90% new wool, 10% nylon
140 cm wide
Canvas is a vibrant woollen upholstery textile created by Giulio Ridolfo. Particularly well-suited to large surfaces thanks to its pronounced structure, it features a soft weave and an expanded palette inspired by the landscapes of Skagen, Denmark.
The melange yarn used to craft Canvas combines three colours, with six hues in every colourway. Consequently, the textile offers exceptional colour richness and an intriguing expression. From a distance, it has the calm surface of a unicoloured textile. But, get closer, and shimmering colour nuances, delicate contrasts and an elegant structure emerge.
Giulio Ridolfo: ‘Canvas highlights how beautiful a yarn can be and projects a strong sense of craftsmanship.’
The palette consists of interpretations of colours found by Giulio Ridolfo at different times of the day when he was travelling in Skagen. Since the Danish Golden Age, this area has been a magnet for painters, as the landscape combines soft, pastel panoramas and dramatic, dark coastlines.
Reflecting this, Canvas’ colour scheme comprises a variety of dark, light, cool and warm tones. Every colourway combines different nuances to form a complex colour landscape, as in watercolour paintings.
Versatile Canvas is suitable for both contract and private use: it is very durable and, as a result, offers a long-life span. Additionally, it is certified according to the EU Ecolabel, and has a high content of renewable fibres.
Giulio Ridolfo bases his work around the expression of an attitude or a choice. This results in the development of highly personal and distinctive colour palettes.
Since graduating as a Master of Fashion Design, from the Domus Academy in Milan in 1985, Giulio Ridolfo collaborated with many of the world’s leading fashion and design brands, including: Tods and Hogan, Gianfranco Ferré, Moroso, Vitra, Fritz Hansen and Salone del Mobile.