Anna Paola Cibin

After studying art with a specialization in weaving, she moved to London where she specialized in fabric design. Upon her return to Venice, she worked with the master glassblowers of the island of Murano for some years. She has reinterpreted the ancient technique for dyeing and printing Venetian tapestries. Each of her white silk velvet, is hand dyed with pigments and precious ancient powders. The surface of the silk velvet becomes magical, tactile and alive, enriched by brilliant colors, gold and silver leaves, glass and Murrine from Murano island. The colors and glass details appear and disappear depending on the direction from which the tapestry is viewed. Her works have been exhibited in Venice, Milan, Florence, Vienna, Eindhoven, London, Singapore, New York, She created site specific, permanent installations for Palazzo Venart on Gran Canal in Venice and Venice Airport . She collaborated with Eataly for Milan Expo 2015 and for Milan and Turin shops, Catholic University in Milan, Four Seasons Hotel Florence, Christian Louboutin for Pitti Uomo. Week.The book, VelvetLagoonVelvet, became part of the permanent library of the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department al Victoria & Albert Museum, London.