Fondazione Lisio designs and creates fabrics inspired by traditional designs as well as absolutely modern, original works. The fabrics are woven entirely by hand on manual, late 19th-century Jacquard looms, using silks and gold and silver threads as well as new materials, fruit of the most advanced technological research.

Our Creations

Fondazione Lisio’s creations for haute couture, where experimentation with ancient hand-production techniques unites with selection of unusual materials and contemporary design motifs, run parallel to those researched for reconstructions of historic ambiences and costumes, where technical planning and design supported by historical research are fundamental.

Hand Weaving

We weave our fabrics only on hand-operated Jacquard looms. The weaver’s hand is fundamental to fabric creation: punctilious attention to design, selection of the precious yarns and precise workmanship are the elements that set our manufactory apart and make all our products exclusive examples of artisan excellence.

Hand-Operated Jacquard Looms

Our ancient hand-operated looms give form to precious figured, looped- and cut-pile and ciselé velvets and brocades woven with silks, gold and silver, in the classical patterns handed down by textile tradition, or as new creations designed to client specifications. One of our strong points is the ability of our weavers – and our able technicians – to conserve and breathe new life into these ancient, fascinating ‘machines’ and to adapt them to any need as it arises.

From our Archive: Lisio Fine Fabrics

Over the years, Giuseppe Lisio drew on his vast collection of samples of ancient fabrics to create new ones, working with the draughtsmen to whom he entrusted the task of plotting and drawing the technical ‘messe in carta’ drawings for preparing the looms, he designed textiles aligned with the taste of the times, products capable of meeting the demands of the market and above all of expressing the Lisio philosophy of defending high-level Italian style.

Our Exclusive Distributors

Our fine fabrics are available abroad at "Turnell & Gigon", our exclusive distributor for United Kindom, "Catherine Mabire" our agent in France," WWTS" our agents in Russia and "Marcello Boss" our agent in United States.

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