8th May 2023 | IN PRODUCT NEWS | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn Dedar’s 2023 collection explores the nuances that emerge when colour is asked to lower its presence discreetly. At the same time, it celebrates variety through themes of the brand’s ongoing research, which are either being introduced or renewed this year and are inspired by a love of materials, sensorial aspects, and great art. VOULEZ–VOUS - Twill with playful stripes, col. 4 Sambuco and 5 Fragola Menta ADORABILE ALPACA - Alpaca wool velours, col. 12 Foresta The first of these themes, the new White Writings family, unleashes the countless possibilities of white: a unique colour that contains and embodies all others and because it lets in the light – a lesson imparted by stratifications of symbolisms passed down to us over thousands of years. Not an indistinct white: it is textural and stands out against a background of striations, unexpected nuanced effects, and expressive strokes. The fibres are interwoven in an arpeggio that multiplies dimensions and sensations; the indispensable ingredient of this process is outstanding textile know-how. Colour comes back strongly as one of the protagonists of this year’s collection by Dedar. It plays a vital role in the informed yet passionate colour pairings of Playful Stripes, a deliberate plunge into the game with references to the fashion accessories world. Similarly, Plain Classics affirms the relevance of waves and textures through a range of refined and delicate shades in a composition of fibres, including a rare and highly precious baby alpaca wool. Also, in Contemporary Archives, colour often appears as a tool of a distinct and assertive graphic stroke. However, more frequently, it is a driver of emotion, luminosity, or elegance worthy of being in the most scintillating jeweler’s shop. CONTEMPORARY ARCHIVES – Abstraction and emotion This year, Dedar ventures into the labyrinth of the Archives to conduct far-reaching research that toes the line between a form of artistic expression associated with the historical period of Abstraction and the sensations recalling nature or non-European cultures. Assertive signs, often evidenced by the graphic use of colour, stem from lines that may be either softly curved or precisely geometric. With their invitingly soft hand feel, these fabrics owe much to the presence of velvet, flanked by satins and enlivened by jacquard weaves. AMULETO - Jacquard velvet with lively geometries, col. 3 Corallo VOULEZ–VOUS - Twill with playful stripes, col. 5 Fragola Menta, 6 Girasole and 8 Agrifoglio PLAYFUL STRIPES – The joy of a décor classic Playful, but with the air and bearing of a new classic. The bold stripe has already been creatively developed by Dedar in various other collections, constantly evolving interpretations and being a textile archetype. Combinations of lines, colours, and details represent a challenge for all those wishing to play and dare to respond to the provocation. The simplicity of materials contrasts with a vivid chromatic impact. You can’t help imagining these playful stripes used in interiors that give the textile element the significance it deserves. WHITE WRITINGS – All shades of white A plunge into luster and abstraction, an immersion in white that takes us along a trail of discovery. The protagonist is a classic of interior decor and high fashion but also “eternally misunderstood” by those who would deny it the status of being an actual colour. Instead, Dedar celebrates white as a colour in its own right, an expression of luminosity. White Writings is a collection imbued with the energy of the dawning light, but this is undoubtedly no indistinct glare: this is a faceted and textural white. Sensorial references range from plaster and stuccowork to the irregularities of stone and wood to form delicate shadows and nuances. The five fabrics of 2023 — dressed in all shades of white and created with a nod to the various themes of Abstract Art – pursue artistic research along the same lines as that of Magnolia last year. This is a textile family poised between couture, painting, and sculpture. In sync with the conceptual research of an Arp or a Mondrian in some cases, a Manzoni or a Dorazio in others, the expression of each fabric reflects the nature of the yarn or the technique. The fibres and processes are the elements that leave their mark. Embroideries, jacquards, and graphic strokes break loose from detail in a great abstract narration endowed with the urgency and propulsion of Art. CALICANTO - White-on-white abstract lampas, col. 1 Impression Sous la Neige TIGER SNOW - White-on-white enigmatic embroidery, col. 1 Snow PLAIN CLASSICS – Research on great textile themes The eternal return: the appointment with plains in the broadest sense of the term is always one of the stops on the exploratory Grand Tour undertaken by Dedar, intent on touching on the primary themes of the textile culture. This year’s research on plain fabrics is particularly attentive to the features of the materials, from the close encounter with a yarn that is both noble and highly seductive, alpaca wool, to the ground-breaking technical achievement of fibres that flank visual and tactile appeal with extreme practicality and freedom of use. Two new fire-retardant shantung fabrics in extra width combine the charm of silky iridescence with functionality. A generous offering of new colours renews some of the best-loved fabric ranges, including merino wool satins and linen basket weaves. ADORABILE ALPACA - Alpaca velours, col. 3 Argento, 7 Camel, 8 Nude and 16 Moutarde APLOMB - Wool satin, col. 44 Moutarde and 43 Girasole Cover image: TIGER BEAT – Jacquard velvet with tiger coat, col. 4 Papaya Photography by Ilaria Orsini About DEDAR Founded in 1976, Dedar is a family-run fabric house located close to Como, in the heart of a manufacturing district. Dedar experiments and innovates to attain product perfection through an ongoing dialogue with those craftsmen and textile specialists who are most familiar with the techniques employed in the production of excellent fabrics. Characterized by seductive colour palettes and unexpected patterns, Dedar’s fabrics combine precious yarns with research into fiber technology to offer various solutions for curtains, upholstery and wallcovering of timeless elegance. View Profile If you’d like to feature your news or stories on SBID.org, get in touch to find out more. 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