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Marco Cernogoraz

  • Dezen Dezen
  • Printmaker
  • Trieste, Italy
  • Rising Star
Marco Cernogoraz Printmaker
Italian, Croatian, English, French, German
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 - 19:30
+39 0402651457
©Michele Grimaz

Sustainable silk

  • • Marco hand prints garments with traditional patterns
  • • His shop and workshop is in the heart of Trieste
  • • Dezen indicates a pattern, from the French word “dessin”

Dezen Dezen is an intriguing project born in 2014, when Marco Cernogoraz and Michele Grimaz, two creatives unemployed at the time, decided to start a new business based on a very good idea. Using the disused equipment from Marco’s family workshop – where his family used to craft, since 1938, the traditional square scarves that women wore on their heads in ex-Yugoslavia – to create something new, with a unique cultural twist. In just three years, thanks to the excellent quality of the vintage silk-printing screens, to Marco’s skills as a printer and to the decision to use high-end fabrics and ink – and also Michele’s contribution in terms of branding and digital communications – they opened Dezen Dezen, their own workshop in the heart of Trieste.

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Photo: ©Michele Grimaz
Cotton bandana

This is a classic grey small square scarf - bandana, with the brand’s most iconic dark blue geometric pattern called Televisors. Made in soft and breathable cotton poplin, it is an everyday accessory to be worn during sports or leisure giving an original touch to your look.

Height 63 cm
Width 63 cm

Photo: ©Michele Grimaz
Hand printed drawstring backpack

This lightweight, 100% organic cotton backpack is hand-printed with love in Dezen Dezen's Trieste workshop using exclusively high-quality water based eco-friendly inks. It features one of their signature traditional hand printed dezen patterns. It comes in a wide variety of colours, it is machine washable and super resistant.

Height 46 cm
Width 39 cm

Photo: ©Michele Grimaz
Hand printed cotton t-shirt

A soft and light t-shirt made of breathable, responsibly-sourced cotton. It features the brand’s traditional square scarf called Labyrinth. This garment is hand printed in Dezen Dezen's Trieste workshop using the original silk-screens handed down through generations. They exclusively use OEKO-TEX certified high-quality Italian inks.

Photo: ©Michele Grimaz
Modal and cashmere blend scarf

A luxuriously soft modal and cashmere blend scarf. The scarves are sourced from trusted suppliers based in Como, that share the same vision and values of small, family production and elevated environment-friendly standards. The scarf is hand printed with love in their Trieste workshop using the original silk-screens handed down for generations.

Height 200 cm
Width 90 cm

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