In the Tuscan city of Prato, The House of Lyria has operated in the heart of Italy’s textile industry since 2002.
Founded by Riccardo Bruni, the designer creates understated, exceptional home goods by marrying traditional craftsmanship with experimental fabric combinations and looming techniques.
Naming his brand after the Lyria shell, Bruni posited the creativity of his brand to represent the freedom of the ocean.
As a boy, Bruni grew up in his family’s countryside workshop, where a chance meeting with a successful textile designer in his hometown inspired him to explore the possibilities in fabric design.
Bruni approaches his materials with the mind of an artist, taking insights from numerous sources such as his travels, old photography books and memories of his grandparents’ bedding.
This collection of emotions become his designs.
For Bruni, imbuing his creations with sentiment is not only metaphorical, but is also physical.
Boasting an archive of over 30,000 fabrics, both new and ancient, Lyria’s designs utilize recycled materials and natural fibers such as wool, linen, cashmere and cotton.
The fabrics are given soft, muted tones by using organic substances in the dyeing process.
Coffee, tea, ashes and leaves paint Lyria’s products in earthy hues.
These practices result in both emotional character and sustainability being inherent in Lyria’s goods, which are furthered by the brand’s eschewal of outsourcing and instead embracing the entire production process.
The care taken in crafting every piece is apparent in the luxuriously plush feel of a cashmere and jute throw or a cotton velvet pillow.
The House of Lyria’s fabrics are not only of the highest quality for any home.
They serve as the source of materials for many luxury brands.
Working with major fashion houses across the world, the collaboration with designers such as Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander and Uma Wang speaks to the tactile richness and attention to detail in Bruni’s work.
From complementing a beautifully furnished room to lining a Paris runway, the fabrics from The House of Lyria serve as a prime example of superior quality and craftsmanship.
Wool Short Button Up Jacket in Black
Double Cotton Tailored Jacket in Saffron Yellow
Virgin Wool Tailored Jacket in Black
Asymmetric Fluid Skirt in Black