Lisa Corti and her Home Textile Emporium

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Lisa Corti stands for color, transparency and creativity. She and her Company are based in Milan. The Home Textile Emporiumit’s both a workshop and a showroom where she designs the unique fabrics used to create her very personal collection of home furnishing and garments, for both adults and children. Lisa was born in Asmara and spent her childhood in Ethiopia, surrounded by groves of mangoes and oranges, the cattle market, the ancient decorative tradition and the colorfu clothes worn by local women. At 20 she married and moved to Milan. The first trip to India with the daughter in 1976 was when she discovered a fascinating world, at the same time new and similar to her African memories.The oriental spirituality, sensitiveness and taste for the absolute become more vivid. The Eastern creative heritage, from India to Central Asia, from China to Japan,is an endless source of inspiration for Lisa Corti.

In India she finds her candid white cotton organza and the very fine muslins in shades created using lapis lazuli or copper oxidization. They form the basis of her range of block-printed fabrics for home and garment collection. Th every personal and sophisticated appeal of her creations is not dictated by the latest fashion trends.

Her design is deeply Italian but in every piece you can feel the blend of influences and traditions that come from her personal history and interpretation.In fact Lisa Corti designs her creations in Italy, but each and every piece of her collections is produced in India by specialized artisans, working manually and monitoring every single stage of production, from the weaving and dying of the cotton through to the manual printing on the fabric using the ancient block printtechnique.

LisaCorti’s adventures are now exported all over the world and sold by leading stores in the United States, at her Emporium in Milan and franchised shops in Florence, Rome and Turkey. But there is still room to grow, many goals to reach and lots of dreams to chase; what she has built upto today must be consolidated and many new challenges wait around the corner to be confronted by her tireless enthusiasm and experience.

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