storied ii: segreto
In a century-old textile mill near Lake Como, a single thread connects passion and place.
Wooden bars and beams of an ancient loom are still strung with fraying fibers. Now idle, it functions as a reminder of the history here. Its influence is easily seen in the whir of modern making. And in the fine textiles that supply the world’s most storied brands. Rich, luxe fabrics that uphold a tapestry of tradition. Of culture and heritage. Carefully woven into every pattern, drape and fold.
Here, a community of dedicated artisans ensure this meaningful craft is carried forward. Forward faster. And fiercer. In the orchestrated movement of weft threads. Over, then under, the tension-taut warp. Pulling us in as tightly as each woven strand, to listen. To return to this factory floor, loud with the sounds of making. Knowing that these impressive, automated machines still rely on human hands to begin and complete each weaving. In a careful tying of tiny knots by skilled fingers, we see this artistry of ages preserved. A touch that feels essential. And intentional.
The Ancient Loom, 1893
STORIES OF OUR ITALY
Presenting Bellissimo Segreto
Join us on a journey across Italy, visiting artisan partners whose stories are as remarkable as the pieces they create.
A Golden Thread
In a century-old textile mill near Lake Como, where a single thread connects passion and place, artisan weavers carry forth a tapestry of tradition.
The Essence of Yesterday
Brushstrokes as charming as the man who laid them. Here, in his work and words, a painter shares the sun-dappled soul of his beloved studio.
Flowers Meant For Sky
Expressed in gold leaf and sparkling, hand-tied crystals, four artisan-partners forge chandeliers with a deep and lasting love.
The Embrace of Centuries
Generations of craftsmen sketch, cut, assemble, stain, and upholster, carrying the legacies of those who came before them.
The Echo of the Hills
Winding up a steep, narrow road in Carrara, distant mountaintops trace the sky. Holding high a supply of marbled treasure.
The Artistry of Our Italy
Crafted beyond compare and curated over decades, John Reed reflects on more than 30 years of the Arhaus Italian Collection.