At the beginning of the 1960’s, Stelio Corva and his wife, Lotaria Rossi, started producing fabrics that were used to create shoes and bags.
Having faith in their entrepreneurial spirit and intuition, they started from scratch, processing the first fabrics on fruit boxes.
Stelio is a young civil engineer, while Lotaria is an artist; matching creativity and technique, and thanks to Stelio’s imagination and great manual skill, the company begins to grow.
At the beginning of the 1970’s, they buy the first mechanic loom, in order to increase the production rhythm, whereas in 1980 the Corvas start working on the project that, maybe, is the one that most influenced the future prestige and success of the company: the rebirth of the gold thread velvet (allucciolato d’oro in Italian).
The rebirth of the gold thread velvet
After several years of studies and research, Stelvio and Lotaria manage to recreate a fabric from the 16th century, the gold thread velvet, which used to dress the Venetian Dukes (Dogi) and people of the ruling class, and whose technique had been lost.
In the same good decade, Stelio builds a loom with his own hands, which is still the flagship of the company.
The clients and the prestige arrived soon, and Corva Velluti d’Arte started leading the textile sector, thanks to the ability of producing exclusive fabrics based on the ideas or original drawings of the clients, both in the furniture and fashion sector.
Throughout the decades, the company produced 1500 exclusive drawings on demand and approximately twenty original Corva designs.
In 2002, the company grows and buys some “bacchetta” looms to increase the production of the existing looms.
Tradition and versatility in the textile world
The main feature of Corva Velluti d’Arte, which has not changed over the decades, is the high quality of its fabrics, which are produced by the skilled hands of its expert weavers.
In the textile world each gesture is important. For this reason only after a long and careful training the weaver can start working at the loom, mechanic or manual.
The personal characteristics of a weaver must be passion and patience. Without them, it is impossible to succeed in this ancient, appealing and complex profession.
Based on this philosophy and thanks to its mechanic “bacchetta” and “doppia pezza” looms, Corva satisfies even the most refined needs of its clients.
The manual loom built by Stelvio Corva in the 1980’s is still the best example of the talent and creativity of the company’s founder. This loom, which is still used, was optimized with a combination of manual and mechanic elements, in order to facilitate and optimize the loom’s work.
Today, Corva Velluti d’Arte looks at the future and promotes innovation, always remembering its handcraft origins, which are at the core of its activity.