An exciting development is taking place for Rubelli this summer. The Venetian fabric house is returning its sales showroom and the headquarters of the historical archive to its historical home at Ca 'Pisani Rubelli, which has been the Rubelli family home since the late nineteenth-century.
The Rubelli Group considers this move a return to the brand's origins. Started in 1889 by Lorenzo Rubelli, five generations have succeeded over the years in the company's management, which is now in the hands of Alessandro Favaretto Rubelli and his sons Nicolò and Andrea Favaretto Rubelli. Rubelli has built up an international reputation for producing quality hand-made fabrics using traditional techniques as well as highly sophisticated textiles of all kinds, using cutting edge technology in both their conception and production. Alongside the Rubelli Casa furniture, Rubelli Venezia fabrics are found in some of the most exclusive private homes, international hotels, private yachts and cruise ships, world-renowned theatres, castles and museums in the world.
Rubelli's old/new home is a beautiful house built in the late Gothic fourteenth-century Venetian style and stands in the Contrada di San Samuele. The building now houses the store and the textile showroom on the ground and first floor and, on the upper floor, the archive. Of course, the house is decorated with Rubelli furnishings. Refinement and elegance feature throughout the building, whose renovation respected the house's history and original style. On the upper floor, which can be visited by appointment, is the Rubelli historical archive which houses around 7,000 textile and paper documents.
To celebrate the move, two exhibitions are on display in the archives. The first explores the use of gold thread over the centuries while the other focuses on Rubelli's collaborations with designers and stylists, such as Gio Ponti and Roberta di Camerino. To find out about opening times, visit Rubelli's website.
Ca' Pisani Rubelli, San Marco 3395 - 30124 Venice, Italy
Blog post by Jessica Edney