at Milan Design Week 2022
Lyria is a textile mill in Prato, in the heart of the Italian textile industry district. Founded in 2002 based on an idea by Riccardo Bruni, Lyria has been creating fabrics for fashion designers worldwide for 20 years, focusing on sustainability. For his materials, Bruni chooses natural fibers such as wool, linen, and cotton, experimenting with unusual combinations and unconventional weaving techniques to create exciting textures and give fabrics a longer life. Colors are often natural and muted, made using organic sources – coffee, tea, ash – instead of chemical dyes. Lyria’s palette is inspired by the forest, using elements such as bark, leaves, and moss. Since its founding, Lyria has been on a path of authentic sustainability, creating post-consumer recycled fabrics, or from waste materials. Lyria offers recycling and upcycling services to fashion brands that want to use their surplus materials and garments. In short, Lyria established a protocol that embraces the entire supply chain, fine-tuning production parameters to create fabrics while minimizing environmental and social impact at every stage.
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In 2021, it created The House of Lyria, a home textile collection that enhances production with decorative pillows, plaids, and interior design fabrics. At Milan Design Week 2022, The House of Lyria was awarded the third best set design at the first Fuorisalone Awards. The set design, curated by Alessandra Anfuso, was on the top floor of E-Space at Alcova, and depicted a sailing ship. Journey into a Dream – the name of the scenography – described a dreamlike world where the viewer moved between lights and shadows, dream and reality. A ship on a voyage leads true to a port in which the fabrics represent the ship’s cargo, which has already been made. And the boat, then, is ready to set sail again to other shores. TheHouseofLyria.com
On these images, the setting House of Lyria by Alessandra Anfuso at Alcova, at Milan Design Week 2022; photo courtesy The House of Lyria