The company has entrusted the creativity of the American architect with a second capsule collection, a collection of ten fabrics whose name refers to the firing in the ceramics kiln

Inspiring Peter Marino was the ceramic collection of Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, a French ceramic artist-ceramist of the late 19th century, known for his innovative glazes and for inventing an ox-blood red glaze named after him, the 'rouge Dalpayrat'. The multi-coloured vases made by Dalpayrat impressed Peter Marino with the colour mix of the glazes, but also with their modernity. "Even today, the abstract images of his shapes and the different combinations of glaze layers are modern," Marino explains.

Flamings and materiality

In the Second Firing collection for Rubelli, the designer retraces the creative process of the ceramic artist by dressing in the shoes of the alchemist and transferring the flamings and materiality of Dalpayrat's vases onto the fabric: the alchemy of the crucible is repeated on the loom. The magic of the crucible is counterpointed by the magic of weaving, which comes from the complex interweaving of warp and weft threads and which in Second Firing gives life to a disruptive chromatic mix.

Metallic textures

The ten fabrics in the new capsule collection are unique. Suitable for decoration and upholstery, they are made from eco-nylon in warp and cotton in weft. In some variants, metallic wefts have also been added to highlight the shiny effect of the ceramic glazes. With great visual impact, the new articles convey strong sensations and an energy that at times overwhelms.

Venice: water and reflections

In Acqua Luminosa and Acqua Profonda the theme of water, which Marino expressed in his previous capsule for Rubelli, returns in design and colour. There is also that of reflections which emerges with all its charm in Riflessi di Luce and Riflessi Scuri thanks to the luminosity of the gold and bronze metallic textures. The reference to Venice and its lagoon is also evident in Dalpayrat Blue and particularly in Dalpayrat Glaze.

Colour combinations

If designs and materiality come from Dalpayrat's ceramics, many colours are the same as in the paintings of Paolo Veronese, the Venetian painter Marino loved. His keen eye identified the most interesting and daring colour combinations in the paintings, guiding him in his colour choices. The reference to Veronese's paintings is particularly evident in Apoteosi di Venezia, Blue Tiger (inspired by the colours of The Finding of Moses) and Green Tiger (in which the green is that of the painting Lucrezia).

Alchemy of Art

In Second Firing, Peter Marino has succeeded in performing a singular alchemy, combining the 'cascades of colours' of a 'modern' artist like Dalpayrat with the chromatic contrasts of the works of a Renaissance painter. A true alchemy of art that underlines how art is for Marino an indispensable element of creative work.