Luisa Venier offers a wide selection of embroidered house linen,
lace, handkerchiefs, home and gift accessories.
From a long experience, with a focus on quality and innovation,
suggests and realizes pieces
especially made for large and small customers’ requests


LACE

Doilies, runners and tablecloths white and cream • lace by meter white and ivory in various width •  Chantilly borders for dresses and bridal voile • black voiles for papal audiences •  small Valenciennes entredeux and volants • handmade bridal voile

TABLE LINENS

Tablecloths in white linen damask • tablecloths in lace from old patterns • Jacquard Francais’s colored tablecloths • placemats embroidered, in lace, printed, jacquard • Ekelund’s runners, tablecloths and kitchen towels • runners napkins, cocktail napkins, napkins ring, doilies in many sizes and colors

BED LINENS

Bed set in cotton percale, linen, cotton sateen or voile embroidered with classical or contemporary patterns, with monogram • sheets, cotton piqué bed spreads, duvets covers, also on special sizes • small pillowcases embroidered • printed pillows • laudry bags and travel envelopes

BATH LINENS

Cotton terry towels with hand embroidered linen borders • linen towels hand printed • guest and face linen towels hand embroidered, also with monogram •  tissue box covers • bathrobes on size

BABY

Christening gowns • baby wimples • crib sets embroidered on linen or cotton • small bed spreads and piqué duvets covers • bibs embroidered • toilet baskets • travel changing mats • terry towels and small bathrobes • Ekelund’s plaids

HANDKERCHIEFS

Ladies handkerchiefs embroidered on linen or Swiss soft cotton, hand edged • printed handkerchiefs  from Kreier • handkerchiefs with lace’s beautiful borders • man’s handkerchiefs in several sizes for small pocket or nose, hand edged and, on demand, with monogram

GIFT & ACCESSORIES

Scarfs made in Italian silk mousseline in shaded colors • small sachets embroidered for fragrance or confetti • small colored linen envelopes for tissue • fans with assorted lace and sateen cases • tea towels in linen or cotton from Ulster Weavers, Ekelund, Libeco Lagae • bags and aprons in cotton or PVC

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HISTORY

Luisa Venier is heir to a fourth-generation family business dealing with lace and embroidery. Luisa’s great grandfather, Carlo Colombo, moved from Cantù (Lombardia) to Rome in 1870, just when the Eternal City became Italy’s new capital, and established his business in Via Frattina, where it still stands today. Soon after relocating to Rome, his shop became well known for the high quality and unique designs of his lace, gaining the appreciation of sophisticated international clientele. Thanks to his expert knowledge, Carlo was able to acquire and deal in numerous antique varieties of lace, receiving acclaim through specialized award-winning exhibitions. Not long after, Carlo’s lace was also being sold to museums as well.

Carlo’s daughter Flaminia was married to Giulio Venier, an interior decorator who in 1913 renovated the family shop and designed its furniture according to the Art Nouveau style. In their joint name, the company went on to sell lace of all kinds: Valenciennes, Alençon, Chantilly, Malines, Point de Gaze, Tombolo, Burano, Blonde, Guipure, Honiton, Point d’Angleterre, Bruxelles, Tulles… These were employed for ruffles, collars and (entre-deux) insertions, and were sewn by seamstresses and dressmakers to decorate undergarments and dresses, and specialty items of intricate detail such as handkerchiefs, shawls and bridal veils.

Since the late 1950s coloured lace designed for dresses became more and more sought after as the Italian style became the rage of high fashion. As a result, fine lace and trimmings were often sent between the Via Frattina shop and the Alta Moda ateliers nearby. Cesare and Isabella Venier, heirs to Giulio and Flaminia, continued searching for laces, tulles, embroidered gauzes and bridal veils, reproducing ancient designs and contributing to the creation of a few unforgettable masterpieces in couture, such as the bridal dress of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Valentino.

Antique trimmings from Cesare and Isabella’s shop are also eagerly sought after by film costume designers: they have been used for Angelica’s ball gown in Visconti’s Gattopardo, and for his L’Innocente, as well as for costumes in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York and Emmerich’s The Patriot. In addition, they have also developed a line of refined embroidery comprised of items such as house linens and handkerchiefs.

Since 2010 Luisa Venier, Cesare and Isabella’s daughter have launched a new showroom on the first floor of Via Frattina 80. Luisa integrates contemporary designs while continuing in the family tradition, offering lace tablecloths and doilies in old pattern styles, embroidered table and bed linens, placements, centerpieces, handkerchiefs, chiffon (mousseline) colored scarves, small cushions, towels and baby garments. Her creations all show a unique and special touch, linking a tradition of quality to a quick eye for modern functionality and contemporary designs.
Thanks to her longstanding experience, Luisa is able to dedicate her imagination and passion for lace embroidery to the creation of small, exquisite objects and planning bespoke, high-quality linen for homes, yachts and sophisticated spaces.

CONCTAT US

Luisa Venier
Via Frattina 80 – first floor
00187 Roma
Phone +39 06 69797741


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