Sfumatura is a feeling; it’s a way of seeing. Sfumatura sets a tone; it embellishes a space without overtaking the designer’s intent. Sfumatura is a unique decorative textile, an artful wall covering remeniscent of Venitian plaster or a faux paint technique. Sfumatura sets the scene.
Sfumatura can play a prominent role in a setting that is meant to be traditional, classic. It can also star in a contemporary, modern setting.
Over 25 years ago, Creative Director Cliff Schorr experienced the moment of profound insight that gave birth to Sfumatura. His creative psyche reflects a deep understanding and appreciation of the color and layering techniques used by Leonardo da Vinci, as evidenced in Leonardo da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” painting.
Mr. Schorr explains Sfumatura this way: “Sfumatura is created by applying many layers of broken, transparent, and semi-transparent color to fabric. It exists somewhere between an ethereal cloud and the richness of stone.” Yes indeed, it is close to poetry! Resplendent, elegant, and surprisingly substantial to the touch, Sfumatura transforms ordinary spaces into luxurious and rich-looking settings that create exuberant ambiance.