World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.

Lucia Lapone

Milano ITALY


Lucia is a vibrant artist whose work shows a great admiration for cloth and celebrates a mixture of different techniques: machine embroidery, patchwork, discharge dye, layer and appliqué to create volume and shapes, and dyeing. Designing and producing a small line of home textiles for ten years, Lucia’s background includes working as an interior decorator for private houses and yachts, and as a designer for Italian Companies like Fabriano and Zucchi and Art Galleries in Milano and Roma. Working with her preferred fabrics of linen, silk and cotton, she produces a collection of bed and table linens as well as accessories for the home. She began her enthusiastic adventure into shibori many years ago and took part in the first “Slow Fiber Studio” in Japan in 2010. Lucia has a degree in fashion design and four years at Faculty of Architecture.

“In my works you can see my great love for cloth decoration: at the beginning it was an ethnic inspiration, then it became more minimalist, but sometimes it comes from “Barocco”.



Group show, Atsumari Gallery, Arimatsu, Japan 2010

“Trame,” Graniti Fiandre Show Room, Milano, Italy  2006

“Pitti Living,” Milano, Italy 2004

“Fuori Salone del Mobile,” Gallery Slobs, Milano, Italy  2000, 2001, 2002



“Home” Magazine, April 2012

“Casa Amica” Magazine, September  2004

“Case da abitare” Magazine, June  2004

“Elle Decor Italia” Magazine, July  2001

“Interni” Magazine, March  2001