“I sought to find the colours of Mother Earth”, shares Claudia Franco, creator of “Pennellate Marroni”, a splendidly rich scarf in pongé silk woven in the mills of Como.
Her mind’s eye takes over in this silk narrative, calling attention to the profound intensity of earthen tones of brown and romantic ones like soft pink.
Adding dreamy brushes of blue tones mixed with absinthe; in all a mélange of colours and shades that blend so harmoniously so as to leave us with a “painting” worthy of Seurat’s colour mastery.
Please allow up to four weeks for delivery.
Dimensions: H 128 L 148 cm / H 50 L 58 inches
Claudia Franco’s dedication to her craft is humbling! A resident of Milan for many years she works away with her beloved silk expressing her gifts of creativity in ways that make us swoon.
Short cuts do not feature in her repertoire; she leaves nothing to chance, doing everything herself, from selecting the silk directly from weavers in Como to finding the right tones to tell her heartfelt story. In “Pennellate Marroni” Mother Earth takes a bow. Here Claudia draws inspiration from the natural order of things selecting a mix of hues that romance her subject matter, in her strength, in her ability to inspire, and dream.
Authenticity is such a rare quality, but for Claudia it is the cornerstone of her work. And it shows! “Not quite a square, but almost,” she claims is perfect to describe Earth…in that, “it is almost a perfect circle.” Perhaps this is an artist’s thing; nonetheless, Claudia’s pongé silk scarf the essence of chic is perfect to channel your unique beauty.
About the Designer
Since her early years in Lecce and Turin Italy, Claudia Franco has been enthralled by the touch and feel of textiles, seduced by their colour and inspired by their natural beauty. Mastering the traditional techniques including Shibari, fine-tuning the old method of fixing steam by angling pots, Claudia added her elegant touch of her paint brushes on pure silk.
“One does not work on silk, one works with silk,” says Claudia. “Silk is a living thing; it guides you and your hands, and together in spiritual union, thousands of colour shades emerge.”
A relationship so heartfelt, respectful and intense cannot help but create wraps, scarves, foulards, and tunics that enchant everyone from discerning clients to overly demanding art gallerists.
In her workshop in Milano, where she has resided for many years, Claudia Franco now creates an exclusive line for The Italian Collection (TIC).