In this third collection of fabrics from the Lorenzo Castillo brand, we wanted to give as much importance to designs and colors as to the use of new, more modern techniques that allow surprising effects by combining textures or stamping images. One of these examples is the singular appearance of abstractions in gold or silver on velvets as in the Abeu, Pandu and Arnoldson fabrics, wonderfully combinable with each other.
Likewise, the collection is surprising due to the appearance of designs drawn by hand by Lorenzo Castillo with still life motifs in the purest Picasso style on Lozoya fabric, graphics inspired by Spanish locksmithing from the Carlos IV era (Sopeña fabric) or Chinese porcelain from the 16th century. XVIII stamped on velvet in the Chien fabric.
Once again the Op Art reminiscences, which have such an imprint on the designer’s work, but which appear this time in synthetic fabrics with clearly sixties motifs and a kitsch touch, such as the Alella fabric.
Of course, the collection consists of classic upholstery fabrics, such as cut velvets, but playing with a wide range of imaginative shapes making labyrinths (Tereñes fabric), honeycombs (Calabrez fabric), three-dimensional spirals (Carlinos fabric), conjunctions of geometries ( Luigi) or shapes inspired by Granada lacework (Albalad fabric). Likewise, and based on his most personal imagery, the Mendilibar fabric appears, in which the velvet is cut offering the appearance of brick, the protagonist of the facade of the Asturian house of the decorator, from the beginning of the last century.
The color palette is once again tremendously characteristic of the decorator’s work. Emerald green, navy blue, fly wing black and chocolate appear again, so necessary in “Haute Decoration” according to his own words. The novelty in this collection lies in the conscious inclusion of neutral colours, be they gray or tan, ivory white or polka dots, opening up the possibility of more serene and solid combinations. In this refined line, the Sardalla fabric is included, the result of the combination of hundreds of threads of neutral tones with an enriched false plain effect Within this technique of cut velvets there would be two designs with an impressive decorative effect and therefore presumably highlights of the collection. The first of them symbolizes a very schematic chain link motif with two-tone mixtures always on a silver background (Juanin fabric) The second of them, more in the classic line, is the Alejandro fabric, a motif once again inspired by the point of Hungary (already present in the Janano fabric of Volume II) but this time including different colors in the same pattern.
And in this group we can also include velvet cut by making ashlars or broken bricks, tremendously contemporary in concept and uses.
We finish the extensive collection with two basics:
One is printed linen, in this case with a vegetable design of clear Japanese inspiration seen from an English point of view in the purest Arts and Crafts style. In it, very soft colors such as aqua blue, pale pink or yellow with touches of white that brings freshness to an already light linen. The collection is complemented by a plethora of monochrome velvets, with a light striped effect, in more than 30 colors including a large number of powdery colors along with essential basics in our revisited classic style such as old golds and coppers.