Interior Couture & Decoration
Many years ago in Paris, late one night, I started gilding and painting huge stylised roses, to sew onto my curtains… bespoke sculpted curtains were born and fashion couture spilt into my interior. Shop customers, looking at the screen curtain of the dressing room, began to ask if I could create something for their house… .
Some curtains are screen-like space dividers, almost austere but strongly textured and contemporary in feeling… others clothe a room like a mantle or evening gown.
Some people long for a contemporary statement in the context of a traditional environment, others feel the need for something rich and sensual in a starker context.
So many forms of beauty can co-exist in the same house, indeed they can magnify each other and dialogues between epochs and styles begin… .
My collection includes bespoke cushions, throws, bedcovers, table cloths, table runners, decorative objects.
Architect Barbara Pastor / Studio Pastor Venice
Paolo Utimpergher (Interior Photographer)
Paolo began his artistic career at the venerable institution that is the Fortuny museum.
In 1984 he opened his first Venice studio and later worked in Milan for years.
Today he continues to pursue his love of slow and personal photography using film.
For more on Paolo visit www.utimpergher.it
Photographer: Jaakko Heikkila