✤ Trick & Treat ✤

✤   Trick & Treat  ✤
Trompe l'oeil, French for "deceive the eye," was especially popular in Renaissance Italy. Artists employed the technique as a cost-saving measure to imitate the appearance of marble, wood, and decorative plaster architectural details in churches. Masters like Mantegna and Correggio painted ceilings to look like they were open to the sky & heavens, complete with airborne angels, saints, and joyful putti. Alessandra was surrounded by trompe l'oeil while growing up in Rome, and today likes to sneak a hint of it into every room she designs.

 

 

Faux Bois - Coming Soon!

✤   Into The Woods  

Collection II coming soon 2021

Faux Bois has always been a part of Alessandra's life. Inspired by an antique Macassar wood box nestled in the corner of her office, Bosco's lush faux bois pattern brings nature into your home in an unexpected way.

 

 

✤   Marmo  

Marmo Desk Accessories
Image of Marmo Pen Stand
Image of Marmo Tray
Image of Marmo Paper Jar
 
Marble is very much a part of who we are...It’s our origin, our culture.  And it's part of every church and palazzo 
in Italy.  I am more fascinated by the faux marble because it’s usually more naive and more intentionally artistic, which is wonderful.


Alessandra Branca
 

✤   Vimini  

Vimini Madagascar
Image of Vimini - Madagascar (Wallpaper Memo)
Image of Vimini - Toast (Wallpaper Memo)
Image of Vimini - Sable (Memo)
Image of Vimini - Pewter (Wallpaper Memo)

Vimini, or “Wicker” in Italian, is a visual pun on one of our favorite techniques. Organic and undulating in its three-dimensional form, it takes on a graphic quality when applied as a print.

 

 

✤   Cestino  

Image of Cestino - Coral - (Wallpaper Memo)
Image of Cestino - French (Wallpaper Memo)
Image of Cestino - Eleuthera (Wallpaper Memo)
Image of Cestino - Pewter (Wallpaper Memo)

The pattern and structure of a basket – or “cestino” in Italian – is familiar, but we have adapted it for new applications and a subtle visual pun. Equally at home with contemporary art, floral prints, and striking white leatherCestino can be organic or graphic, depending on its use.

 

✤   In case you missed it  

 

Alessandra Branca talks shop with Alexa Hampton

Alessandra on Alexa Hampton's 52 Weeks of Design

 

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✤ Set the Holiday Table ✤

✤ Set the Holiday Table ✤

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✤ Nonna's Secret Sauce ✤

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✤ Holiday Gift Guide ✤

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