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Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation

Livia Crispolti

Livia Crispolti Weaver
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 0664780735
Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation

Speaking to the senses

  • • Livia is an authoritative expert in her field
  • • She has her own brand of handcrafted textiles
  • • She creates unique pieces in expressive colours

Born in Rome and growing up in an arty family environment, Livia Crispolti fell in love with handlooms at an early age and gradually became not just a renowned textile designer but also one of the most authoritative experts in this field. Professor at the Sapienza University of Rome and at the Brera Academy of Milan, she opened two twin workshops equipped with handlooms in Rome and Milan, where she experiments with the infinite potential of the ancient craft of weaving. She creates unique pieces or small series with her brand Livia Crispolti Tessuto a mano, develops prototypes for the fashion industry and collaborates with other artisans and artists to investigate techniques and self-expression, like musicians, because “every thread is a note, and the possibilities to combine them are countless”.

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Works

  • Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
  • Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
  • Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
  • Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
  • Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
Photo: Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
Three-dimensional scarf

This bright pink and orange scarf was handwoven with coloured silk, cotton and viscose using three-dimensional methods of weaving.

Height 60 cm
Width 200 cm

Livia Crispolti Weaver
Photo: Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
Three-dimensional scarf

This green scarf was handwoven with coloured silk, cotton and viscose using three-dimensional methods of weaving.

Height 60 cm
Width 200 cm

Livia Crispolti Weaver
Photo: Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
Three-dimensional scarf

This scarf displays different shades of raspberry pink and blue. It was handwoven with coloured silk, cotton and viscose yarns.

Height 60 cm
Width 200 cm

Livia Crispolti Weaver
Photo: Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
Necktie

This tie was handmade with cotton yarns and features polychrome geometric designs.

Height 6 cm
Width 145 cm

Livia Crispolti Weaver
Photo: Chiovitti©Michelangelo Foundation
Necktie

This tie was handmade with cotton yarns and features polychrome geometric designs.

Height 6 cm
Width 145 cm

Livia Crispolti Weaver

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