CABANA X D'ASCOLI
The aesthetic culture Martina Mondadori and her team at CABANA Magazine have created is both awe-inspiring and, somehow familiar to D’ASCOLI, and we count it an honor to be considered part of this talented family who daily exhibits the curiosity, authenticity, and sublime taste to author so much beautiful content.
The Cosmati were a Roman family who were experts in the art of decorative geometric stone mosaics in the 12th century. Such was the beauty they created over four generations that this art-form now bears their name, and their work has inspired our new table linen collection made exclusively for Cabana. The collection features tablecloths, napkins, and placemats made with 100% linen and 100% hand-spun, hand-woven cotton embellished with hand embroidery and handmade tassels. The color palette evokes the antique mosaics that filled medieval churches and palaces across the Roman and Byzantine world.
Each night Scheherazade told the King stories so fabulous that, for one thousand nights his attention was held captive - thus preserving her life. Perhaps she told him tales of artisans in his lands in Persia who weave magic carpets, embroider enchanted gardens, and block print fantastical ornaments on fine fabrics. Her fables seduced the King and, after one thousand and one nights, the King realized he was in love with Scheherazade who, is the source of inspiration for our new CABANA X D'ASCOLI capsule collection for 2022.
Since ancient times color and texture has been used to create artwork that imitates the appearance of inlaid stones and wood for decorative effect. This technique is known as Trompe L’Oeil which means ‘to fool the eye,’ and it is the name of our second collection of table linens for CABANA featuring an array of prints and hand embroidered designs in the Renaissance style.
Inspired by the elegant wall frescoes in Rajput palaces, this exuberant table linen collection features a tablecloth with printed floral bouquets and vines overflowing from urns set amidst decorative arches and borders all with a distressed, vintage effect. This contrasts with the hand cut, hand embroidered placemat and mixes with napkins printed in a paisley design on hand spun, hand woven cotton.