Artemisia is a new collection specializing in fine textiles, pillows, and decor items for the home from the team of Rosemarie Padovano and Marcello Marvelli. Rosemarie is a sculptor and video artist, and Marcello is a gallerist and art historian. Together, they share a mutual love of art and design.
Rosemarie has long been an admirer of textiles. In graduate school while studying sculpture, she learned to weave and has continued to create textiles for art applications through the years. Marcello’s curiosity about textiles began while attaining his PhD at the University of Florence in Renaissance and Byzantine Art. Together they began studying the work of influential interior designers, and fell in love with the fabrics of Scalamandre, Clarence House, Brunschwig & Fils, Fortuny, and Dessin Fornir. Wanting to work with these gorgeous textiles, they decided to create a collection that let the fabrics shine, and pillows were chosen as the perfect canvas. As Rosemarie says “There is an elegant ease in transforming and updating a room with accessories, especially throw pillows.”
Artemisia was born. The collection includes fabrics produced solely from mills in Europe and the US, including linens designed by Rose Cumming, percale by Madeleine Castaing, silk velvets from Scalamandre, and the iconic "Les Touches" from Brunshwig & Fils. The fabrics they select for their collections are both timeless and deeply rooted in the history of interior design. Artemisia pillows are animal prints, iconic fabrics, and luxurious solid-colored silk velvets. Rosemarie and Marcello found these fabrics to be glamorous and versatile for traditional, modern, or eclectic interiors. They add a sophisticated flair to any room, whether they are sitting on your George Nelson daybed or your antique Louis XIV chair.
In addition to their busy art careers, Rosemarie and Marcello have been creating interior spaces for select clients, and are creating new products to be part of the Artemisia brand. Each Artemisia pillow is hand-sewn in their Brooklyn, NY studio.