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Aprile Textiles

Aprile is a side project in which I design and create cushions and wall decorations, making only one-of-a-kind pieces or limited numbered editions.

The name Aprile corresponds to the symbolic choice of the sweet month of April, in which nature begins to give us confidence in a new beginning, the temperatures are milder but still not as exhausting as the summer ones, the days get longer, our mood leaves the winter greyness and nature begins to surround us again with colors. A month of rebirth of nature, cheerful and optimistic.
In Aprile, you will find many colors, designed to convey vitality, playfulness and irony. Or sometimes quiet, as in the case of the large white wallhangings.

Aprile was born from the belief that the world does not need new products or to consume more, but different products and a different way of consuming, more aware of the origin of what you buy and the know-how behind it, and more personal, guided by the choice to surround oneself with objects charged with a value and symbolic result.

In Aprile you won’t find  unlimited numbers of each piece, but only unique pieces or limited numbered series, whose progressive number is embroidered by hand on the back of each cushion.
This is because I claim for myself the freedom to continue to follow my inspirations, which change with mood and with time, not repeating myself. For you it means having a unique object, which intercepts and shares a moment of my production.

Aprile pieces are intended for people who are aware, ironic, open to the new and to a way of thinking independent of fashions, who are not afraid to stand out, who give a symbolic value to the objects they choose to surround themselves with, who recognize the added value of handmade items as well as the value of the chance of a direct relationship with who makes them.

You can contact me to get to know me, to get information, to think of a piece together that suits your needs.



Latest news

September  2022
INDUSTRIE FLUVIALIResidency at Industrie Fluviali, Via del Porto Fluviale, Rome
May 2022
SPAZIO GIALLOShop my cushions in a beautiful new store in Via dei Riari, 78, Trastevere, Rome
April  2022
BOTTEGA BUONARROTI Cosmo cushions designed exclusively for Bottega Buonarroti in a limited edition of 10 pieces. See more here
©Slow Picture Studio
September 2021

© Helenio Barbetta

September 2021

© Helenio Barbetta

March 2020

Ex-lavatoio ©Slow Picture Studio
Aprile upcoming workshop @ex-lavatoio

About Carla

Carla Rak is an Italian visual artist, lecturer and scholar whose research ranges from photography to collage and textiles.

Her professional and creative life has always revolved around a multidisciplinary, integrated approach involving academic commitments, consulting for photographic projects, conceptual and intellectual forays as well as hands-on production.

For many years photoeditor in Contrasto photojournalistic agency, since 2011 she has been working as a freelance consultant for photographers and as lecturer at ISFCI Photography Institute.

Graduated in Sociology and with a PhD in Communication Sciences, her academic writings on visual language gained her the recognition of the Institute of Philosophical Studies in Naples and the Cozzi Prize from the Benetton Foundation.

In 2018 her first book “Eyes as Oars. A visual journey to Mars” has been published by Danilo Montanari editore.

Since the same year she started also developing her side project Aprile Textiles, her playground to experiment with ideas, techniques and inspirations. Born out of the desire to establish a more intimate connection with her audience, Aprile is dedicated to the creation of one of a kind or numbered limited series of cushions and wallhangings, designed and handcrafted by her with a whole range of textile techniques.