Contemporary Curiosities by Rubelli

For their 2013 collection Italian textile house Rubelli have taken the contemporary reinterest in cabinets of curiosities as one of their inspirations.

In this series of beautifully styled images objects are collected, arranged and set out. Old is blended with new and heirloom pieces mix with contemporary design.

The colour palette of bone, chalk and marble is rooted in a world of antiquities and curiosities.

Above left: Pavone cushions. Pavone is a textile interpretation of the typical effects of marbled paper - the jacquard technique creates an elegant peacock effect.

Above right: Ophelia - the inspiration for this design comes from a set of old photos taken from an antique Austrian album whose subjects are taken from the plant world.

This is just a small taster of the Rubelli 2013 collection. Other highlights include designs inspired by the surface textures and aged walls of Venice. The entire collection really is stunning and the styling is equally inspirational, so I urge you to check out the brochure, (though I can't promise that I won't be tempted to feature more from this 'family' of beautiful fabrics here on Design Hunter).

Photography by Thomas Straub with art direction by Gert van de Keuken.