Renowned Italian couture fabric and lace maker, Emilia Burano, is collaborating with iconic British luxury sports car brand Aston Martin to produce a collection of bespoke fabrics.
The Venetian textile company, known all over the world for its refined product range, presented several new high quality, authentically designed fabric collections at the prestigious Maison&Objet lifestyle trade show in Paris in September 2015. This was the first project between Emilia Burano and Aston Martin, a collaboration between two luxury and craftsmanship-led success stories.
In the materials to be showcased at the event the tradition of Emilia Burano designer Lorenzo Ammendola, who creates opulent home collections in a modern version of Burano lace, meets the finesse and elegant design of Aston Martin.
The Aston Martin Collection consists of five refined selections to complement bedroom, dining room, bathroom and spa – all sharing the same characteristics of quality and high luxury.
Emilia Burano is based on Burano – a pretty and vibrant island in the Venetian Lagoon – and uses the unique ‘Sateen 100% silk cut, 650 thread count’, a one-of-a-kind cotton weave handmade specifically for Aston Martin. This very special cotton comes from a specific small area on the Nile Delta, where rain and high humidity combine to produce ideal cotton-growing conditions. The superior quality cotton is harvested by hand in different stages, in each of which the bolls have matured to the optimum point and are extremely soft and supple. In turn, the strength of the fibre makes the fabrics they create more strong and yet more resistant to wear: perfect for the Aston Martin Collection.
The other precious material used in this collection is linen. For its ‘Puro Lino 100%’ collection Emilia Burano uses only linen made in Italy, thereby guaranteeing excellence and 100% traceability at each stage of processing.
The collaboration between the high quality fabric house and the British sports car maker represents the latest development of Aston Martin’s pioneering Art of Living philosophy, where art meets design. The two companies share a passion for the finest craftsmanship, attention to detail and luxury finish.
Lorenzo Ammendola, Design Director at Emilia Burano, said: ‘We are very happy to collaborate with Aston Martin on this project, and are pleased to be working so closely with their design team.
‘I believe the new collection reflects my mantra: my heart looks to the past and my mind looks to the future.’
Katia Bassi, Managing Director of Aston Martin Brands, said: ‘We believe in creating superior quality products with superb style, and Aston Martin has a famous tradition of hand craftsmanship. Emilia Burano shares our values and is, therefore, naturally a part of our Art of Living philosophy.’