COLORS, MOTIFS AND ARTISTIC CHARM. MASTRO RAPHAEL IS A CRADLE OF CREATIVITY THAT HAS CONCEIVED A GENUINE HISTORY OF STYLE
Objects, colors and materials: the place where Mastro Raphael's founder, Mario Arcangeli, has always loved to turn his ideas into reality is a vibrant creative kaleidoscope. This wunderkammer is the starting point for the artistic impulse that is transformed into the
finest materials, thanks to the skills of a highly qualified team. In other rooms dedicated to taste, the embroidered motifs are designed and the material's cuts and colors are decided, particularly the neutral shades that represent one of the company's identifying features.
THE SEARCH FOR DISTINCTIVE DECORATIVE ELEMENTS, BORROWED FROM ARCHITECTURE...
THE GREATEST INTUITION
The history of Spoleto provided the inspiration for an exquisite motif that has come to identify Mastro Raphael. In fact, the Api (Bees) were inspired by the coat of arms of Spoleto's archbishop Maffeo Vincenzo Barberini, the future pope Urban VIll, which adorns the city's cathedral and the Albornoz Fortress of Spoleto.
Since 1995, the same bees have been embroidered tone on tone or in a delicate overlaying of colors, gracefully placed on bed linen, drapery and towel sets.
The All Over Embroidered Linen Collection was presented in Paris, gaining immediate widespread approval in France as well as in the United States. Since that moment, bees have become part of the textile decoration of furniture.
... OR AS RESULT OF A POWERFUL CREATIVE INTUITION.
A DECORATIVE THEME THAT IS STILL VERY MUCH IMITATED TODAY.
Used as a decorative motif for drapery and decorative pillows, the stylized branches of the Coralli (Corals) are the fruit of an original creative intuition.
An overwhelming success, they sparked a genuine trend inspired by the sea and nature.
THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET THESE ELEMENTS ON FINE AND SPECIAL FABRICS, WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY TAILORING
FROM THE PATCHWORK OF QUILTS, THE GREAT SUCCESS OF MASTRO RAPHAEL
The great success of Mastro Raphael starts from the patchwork of quilts, one of the most interesting experiments in the field of bedding. The desire to think outside the box and create something special then led to original combinations of materials such as velvet and silk, which provided a
A TACTILE STORY
The Ca' Rezzonico collection was inspired by one of Italy's most famous buildings, overlooking the Grand Canal of Venice.
A "tactile story" that magnificently illustrates Mastro Raphael's artisan and sartorial mastery, this collection is produced in delicate, natural colors and in four kinds of silk: close-woven, ribbed, damask and bark.
SUGGESTIONS OF ART
SOL LEWITT AND MASTRO RAPHAEL
Geometric, modular structures, vertical and oblique lines, with colors or in black and white, in original and kaleidoscopic combinations. The art of Sol LeWitt - a master of minimalism and a pioneer of conceptual art
- encountered the creativity of Mastro Raphael, whose shop-window installations captured the imagination of the American artist during the Festival of the Two Worlds. Indeed, for LeWitt, Mastro Raphael's window displays were an authentic visual event.
It was a case of art meeting art. In 2012, this harmonious dialogue between beauty and creativity resulted in a limited-edition collection of 200 pieces for each of the 5 drawings granted by the LeWitt Collection LLC.
This geometric purity was featured on drapery, headboards, decorative pillows, quilts, duvet covers and table linens, in black, gray and white.
MULTIPLE SOURCES OF INSPIRATION. THE WORLD OF MENSWEAR...
THE ELEGANCE OF MENSWEAR
In its search for new decorative themes, the Umbrian company has also drawn inspiration from the elegance of menswear. Fro example, a widened pinstripe and expanded Glen check form the motif of the Regent collection.
. . AND THE RENOWNED PERSONALITIES OF LITERATURE
ANOTHER TREND BORN FROM THE CREATIVITY OF MASTRO RAPHAEL
Illuminated words embroidered on very light fabrics create an atmosphere that speaks to you through a poem.
Embellished by the words of celebrities, the Poems curtains represent a sophisticated interior-design element.