I’ve been long fascinated by a particular area in Turin: it’s a quiet neighbourhood with houses on two-three floors and downhill streets.
You can find it behind the church Gran Madre, which overlooks Turin, as if it were an elegant lady checking everything up.
This is the place where I first met Paola Bertoldo, at 42 Via Martiri dekka Libertà, in an exquisite designer store among pieces of cloth and richly-decorated cushions.
This year I’ve often written about L’Opificio due to a working partnership which let me talk about the latest trends 2018 thanks to the company’s beautiful fabrics. I’ve created four moodboards to identify which trends 2018 will still be fashionable in 2019.
If you want to sneak peek, go to:
l’Opificio | via Martiri della Libertà 42
Let’s go back to 42, Via Martiri della Libertà: spending some time in L’Opificio showroom, you’ll discover how wide is the furnishing world.
Once you’ve walked through the door, you’ll find yourself in a wide, relaxing space where you can come across interior scenes dominated by different fabrics and the corresponding wall-paper L’Opificio x Inkiostro Bianco
The first impression you get from the designer store is the opportunity to admire and touch fabrics, a cozy space whose objectives are: showing and communicating.
Beside a sofa in silk and a black and white upholstered fireplace, you find unique cushions finely made and a technical area where you can comfortably choose your option from different collections and tones.
Finally, at the end of the showroom, below what seems a simple exhibition of cushions, there are countless pieces of cloth folded one upon the other: a shelf which may charm even the strictest interior designer.
I remember the morning spent with Rossella in the store to choose the pieces of cloth for my moodboards: firstly, I felt confused at the sight of so many.
Then, little by little, we defined the themes, the collections and the colours and eventually I came back home with a purple bag full of fabrics and inspirations.
Designing with fabrics
As a designer, I find it really rewarding to collaborate with a company,which can easily provide countless pieces of cloth to propose to your customers
To conclude, L’Opificio showroom is a magic and relaxing place, perfect for both an architect looking for inspiration and an ordinary person who just wants to give a touch of glamour to their home.
If I haven’t persuaded you so far, have a look at Davide Buscaglia’s photos: observe them carefully and see how lovely it’s the Christmas display this year.