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Giulia Serafini & Antonio Bandini

Giulia Serafini & Antonio Bandini Textile dyer
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 09:30 - 12:30/15:30 - 18:30
Phone:
+39 3917359522
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Ancient recipes

  • • Giulia and Antonio made specialise in rust printing
  • • Their craft dates back five centuries
  • • They use natural fibres, dyes and colours

Founded by Giulia Serafini and Antonio Bandini, Peromatto (crazy pear) is a textile handblock printing workshop specialising in rust printing, a traditional craft which dates back five hundred years in Romagna, the Italian region. They produce home fabrics, tablecloths, linens, blouses, espadrilles, bags and backpacks, often customised pieces. The rust colour is created with vinegar, flour and rust, following the ancient recipe. Each wooden block, imbued with it, is impressed on the fabric with the help of a mallet. Every phase of the production is handmade: designing, cutting, sewing, creating colours, printing. Every gesture is ancient. Peromatto uses only natural fibres, dyes and colours, such as rust and indigo.

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Works

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Set per la Cucina

Eternal and classical pieces of the Italian kitchen are revisited with a variety of new floral and geometric designs. Each piece is sewn and block printed by hand using wooden blocks carved with Antonio Bandini and Giulia Martina Serafini’s designs and printed with a natural colour made from rust. Bread bag, oven mitts and tea towels become beautiful decorations.

Height 60 cm
Width 60 cm
Height 15 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 45 cm

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Printed fabric

Each piece of fabric is hand block printed with a natural dye extracted from rust. The design is carved in wooden blocks that are dipped in the colour and then individually impressed on the fabric using a mallet. Some of Antonio Bandini and Giulia Martina Serafini’s clients continue an age-old tradition of bringing their own fabric to be printed on, usually heirlooms in the form of handwoven hemp and cotton.

Height 150 cm
Width 150 cm

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Presine e Guantone

These potholders and mitts hang like small paintings decorating the kitchen. Each piece is sewn and block printed by hand using wooden blocks carved with designs by Peromatto and printed with a natural colour made from rust.

Height 15 cm
Width 15 cm

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Tablecloth ‘margherite’

This classical design is probably the most Italian product created by Peromatto: the tablecloth. The designs come directly from Antonio Bandini and Giulia Martina Serafini’s drawings taking inspiration from the nature found in their part of Italy. The ‘margherita’ design is elegant and simple at the same time.

Height 150 cm
Width 150 cm

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