Rubelli at Biennale di Venezia - Acqua Alta

“The high water phenomenon is Nature’s envy: it is an attempt to create a lagoon over the city of Venice.”
Tiziano Scarpa

During the 55th Venice Art Biennale , after being presented during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milano in April 2013, Rubelli hosts the Acqua Alta project in the wonderful Palazzo Corner Spinelli in Venice.

Acqua Alta is a project that was conceived from the desire to give greater value to a cultural and historical heritage that is incomparable: the city of Venice. The territory of Veneto and Venice, in particular, are the guardians of the history, the techniques and the numerous secrets of  artisans which are unique.

Important traditions distinguish this city which for centuries has been a center of trade and commerce with the rest of the world. Amongst these,  textile art with its precious fabrics to glass- blowing in Murano, from  essences and spices , precious passe-partout for exchanges within the Mediterranean.

Acqua Alta therefore, is the tie that binds all these techniques together starting from the unique natural phenomenon that embraces them all: water as a means of transport, water as a source of energy, water as a complexity that influences the lives of its citizens often  leaving  indelible signs.

These reflections have become the inspiration for the first Acqua Alta collection that includes a series of precious fabrics made in collaboration with Rubelli – an established Venetian company -, a collection of exclusive ambiance fragrances with diffusers made of blown glass and a marble lamp. Acqua Alta is the consequence of the careful observation of different effects provoked by this particular and natural phenomenon which is the high tide.

The aim of this collection is to translate a serious and delicate theme such as the particularity of  the high water in Venice  into objects which adapt to the contemporary life.


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