Mealtimes will be enriched with colour with the beautiful placemats designed exclusively for Aboca by Carla Pucci da Filicaja.
Thanks to the texture and special coating of the paper, the placemats and coasters can be cleaned with a soft dry sponge, conserving the original appearance.
The following botanic subjects are represented:
- French hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
- Ivy (Hedera helix)
- Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
- Hops (Humulus lupulus)
The following subjects from the animal kingdom:
- Peacock butterfly (Inachis io)
- Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Nymphalis urticae)
- Old World swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon)
- European tree frog (Hyla arborea)
- Southern damselfly (Coenagrion mercuriale)
The package includes 6 placemats and 6 coasters.
Carla Pucci da Filicaja is one of the most famous Italian botanic illustrators and has exhibited at numerous national shows. As well as for Aboca, she has created botanic iconography and naturalistic plates for the Department of Botanical Sciences of the University of Sassari and for Guccio Gucci Spa.
She writes about her love for botanic illustration:
"I chose to follow a Green path, which for me has neither technical nor scientific limits: it is just life. I love plants, they are sources of unlimited and extremely original inspiration, and I paint them because I am fascinated by their engaging uniqueness. After meeting with the plant the natural illustration grows and the hand moves by following the emotions caused by listening to its 'plant song'. I slide into the mysterious tangle of ivy, I get lost in the intricate branch network of a tree to observe and listen. I listen to the discussions of the plants, conversations about being highly evolved and sophisticated, sensitive beings that move, communicate between one another and with whoever is capable of listening to them".