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Ratti SpA: Discover the Art of Printing on Fabric

16 January 2018 by Editor in Textile Insights

Published with permission of master Italian printer Ratti and Blossom / Première Vision Paris, both sponsors of TexSelect.

This video illustrates a unique immersion in artisanal know-how. Ratti owns a large collection of printing plates; the wood and copper plates are veritable masterpieces of traditional craftsmanship, and the Ratti archives, acquired in the 1970s, recount the history of pre-1900 textile designs.

“Today as in the past, breathing life into silk is an art.”

“This is a way to share our world and our passion for our work. For us, that means paying considerable attention to detail at every step of making our products, in order to achieve the best quality. Researching, studying, experimenting with new production techniques, new printing processes, new fabric collections to inspire designers. Working for the client, working with the client, by designing fabrics together and by offering exclusivity and a high level of customisation. Capturing the zeitgeist. Take inspiration from the past and reinterpreting it in new ways.”

“Breathing life into silk is an art, today just as it was yesterday.” These words from Antonio Ratti have shaped the special quality of the company, conveying a strong symbol of a unique and irreplaceable culture, built over decades of activity. A world built on a search for beauty, for what is created today and for what will be created tomorrow. The search for beauty is a daily commitment on the part of those who work inside the company at every level, from designers to management, from marketing to production. In each creative act, in each department, at each moment of contact with the outside world, beauty is the value that guides choices, actions, behaviour.”

Published by Blossom / Première Vision Paris on 08 November 2017

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