l’Opificio presents TALIA, the collection is the result of the collaboration with the designer Serena Confalonieri and opens up the list of 2021 novelties. It is a jacquard fabric collection that talks about femininity, humour and playfulness, about a conscious and eclectic elegance, that blinks to unusual interiors certainly with a great personality.
It is inspired by the mythological figure Talia, the new collection of furnishing textiles designed by Serena Confalonieri for l’Opificio. Talia, Zeus’ daughter, is the muse that protects the theatrical arts and comedy: it is a cheerful divinity full of grace and feminine. The new collection of l’Opificio furnishing jacquard fabric borrows from the muse the name and the style: feminine, decorative thus ironic.
Talia pattern reminds of ribbons and confetti graphically stylised on an uneven background made of contrasting colours. The Pattern, apparently random and free, with its subdued lines and the variation of rhythmic and pause of breath elements, reminds of the unfolding of a theatrical opera.
The chromatic play between the background and the pattern allows for different interpretations of the project using tenuous shades as beige and grey with more vivid colours as blue, bordeaux, pink and olive green.
Talia has a gentle touch thus full-bodied. It is a three weft lampass proposed in 5 colour variants.
Since the very beginning l’Opificio has always aimed to propose the Italian culture of beauty around the world. With its light touch, thus conscious, it has looked for collaboration with designers that interpret at best the company mission of making l’Opificio collections 100% Made in Italy a symbol of timeless elegance but being very actual.
The collaboration with Serena Confalonieri started in 2020 with the SCOTT collection, a contemporary reinterpretation of the classical Scottish pattern. This time she interprets the textile decor in a more cool, gentle and light approach for comfortable and happy interiors.
Serena Confalonieri (1980) is an indipendent designer and art director based in Milano. She works on product, graphic and textile design projects and collaborates with many italian and international companies.Her works are placed in-between product and graphic design: an accurate research on the surfaces is always present in her projects.
After a Master Degree in Interior Design, she started her career working in many architecture and design practices in Milano, Barcelona and Berlin, and collaborating with the Interior Design Faculty of Politecnico di Milano as assistant professor.In 2013 she makes her debut at Milano Design Week with her Flamingo rug, produced by Nodus.
During the years she’s been selected for design residencies and workshops in Italy and abroad (New York, Mexico, Portugal), her works have been published by important newspapers and magazines (The New York Times, Corriere della Sera, Il sole 24 ore, Wallpaper, Interni, Ottagono, L’Officiel, Elle Décor…), she won prizes such as a Special Mention at the Young&Design Awards 2014 and at the German Design Awards 2016 and her works have been exhibited in important locations such as La Triennale di Milano and Rossana Orlandi gallery.