Billiani | Timènt, Veretta

A collaboration on several fronts with Cristina Celestino, who has designed an innovative collection for Billiani of fabrics in natural fibers for seating, including Veretta, the designer’s latest creation

Veretta by Billiani, Design Cristina Celestino
Veretta by Billiani, Design Cristina Celestino

The source of inspiration for Timènt, the first collection of fabrics produced by Billiani in collaboration with the historic Bergamo-based woolen mill Torri Lana, is the territory, especially the Tagliamento River. Cristina Celestino, through patterns and colors, reproduces the particular pattern of canals formed by this river, which has never undergone artificial intervention. The bends and branches of the river have become the textures of graphics in wool bouclé for the Greto collection, and in organic cotton and hemp for the Golena collection. The colors are also based on those of the Tagliamento, with cool ice and eucalyptus tones, warm hues of brown, seashell and wheat, all the way to darker shades.

Veretta by Billiani, Design Cristina Celestino
Veretta by Billiani, Design Cristina Celestino

The collection of fabrics has been utilized for the Veretta chair, where Cristina Celestino brings out the ring of curved solid beech that wraps the seat, inserting the back which can be padded on the front. Behind the seat, the wood is also revealed thanks to the ring which remains open.