House of Lyria
Based in the Tuscan city of Prato, the heart of Italy’s textile industry, Lyria produces original, timeless fabrics unlike any in the region. Founder Riccardo Bruni, the creative force behind Lyria, is an auteur of textiles who merges tradition, experimentation, and emotion to create materials with a wholly unique character. The company is named after a rare, elegantly spiraling conch shell. It symbolizes the freedom of the ocean, a wide-open realm in which to dream and explore. Lyria works with the world’s leading designers and fashion houses throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Lyria is now expanding into the world of interiors.
Lyria was founded in 2002 by Riccardo Bruni in partnership with Nino Cerruti. Bruni was born in Prato as the textile industry was rebuilding after World War II. He grew up amid the noise and smell of looms in his parents’ small factory, where he began working from a young age out of a deep innate interest. Bruni received his training at the Istituto Tullio Buzzi in Prato, and for more than two decades, he worked for the best Italian mills bringing his unorthodox spirit to their traditional way of working. Bruni conceived Lyria as an arena in which his creative vision could find its fullest expression. In 2016, Bruni became the sole owner and the company now operates as one of the only independent textile mills in the country.