Historical Archive

MILANO 1891  ARCHIVIO STORICO FUMAGALLI  1899 - 1987

ARCHIVIO STORICO FUMAGALLI 1901 - 1979

MILANO 1891 : it begins

"La Raccolta Storica di Edizioni Limitate"

Marco Polo and the very long history of :

THE SILK

The most important meeting

Kublai Khan

Looking for the best yarn in the world

THE LONG WAY BACK TO VENICE

THE FUMAGALLI MUSEUM

INSIDE The magic world of this incredible natural Fiber

FUMAGALLI ARCHIVE STORYES

CRAFTSMANSHIP

CULTURE IN CRAFTS

The details create a group of beauty and uniqueness is made of hidden parts.

The research needs to go beyond what we already know and to discover new ways. 

Curiosity is the fuel of research.

NEW CHALLENGES

The style. 

The style drives us to express ourselves in simple and elegant ideas. Knowledge is the result of experiences that are handed from generation to generation. The passion makes us curious about our craft.

DETAILS, RESEARCH AND PASSION

Travels increase our knowledge by teaching the traditions of other peoples. The craftsmanship is the tendency to make best use of our manual gifts.

1952 : THE STORY OF THE FUMAGALLI GOLD TWILL

THE CHALLENGE OF Fumagalli: finding the richest fabric

Continues research from the historic Fumagalli’s textile archives. This means going back to the way that brought Fumagalli to this patent a unique yarn and finishing in the 50’s years: THE GOLD TWILL. 

The constant testing brings to the creation of a really special patent: 6 strand Yarn, more intense colors, designs well-defined and a level 36 of crispness. Alberto and Mario Fumagalli registered the method to print the silk. The silk twill substung the most common crepe de chine.

Opaque, noble, raw, dry, thick, dense and rich are some of the adjecves that characterize the Gold Twill fabric. In silk 6 strand Yarn, with a weight of more than 40 oz, is then treated with light touch of an oxidants during the finishing. Over printed on a yellow background, that makes it naturally older. The designs are deliberately opac to recreate the print by hand, so-called "planche", the tradional hand made printed "

how to wear a printed tie

The incredible richness of this fabric suggests that it can be worn on any occasion.
Ideal for clothes but also for jackets. The suitable situation is suggested more 'as the formal one in the occasions of job or of appointments

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THE FUMAGALLI "MELANGE EFFECT"

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RACCOLTA STORICA DI EDIZIONI LIMITATE

THE "COLOR PROOFS" 

All the color proofs are collected in precious books carefully preserved in the Fumagalli archive since the 1895.

THE "PRINT TEST" HISTORICAL CARDS

1929 : Before engraving the pictures all the drawings are tested both on paper and on the test. Both collections are collected in the proofs section of the Historical Collection of Limited Editions