The World of Interior

Shell Company

The mottled ‘Lyria’ seashell spirals gracefully into the shape of a mandorla. Fabric maker House of Lyria picked up its name along the shore, unravelling within the mollusc its artistic inspiration: the perfect imperfection of natural forms. The company’s founder, Riccardo Bruni, hails from Prato at the foot of Tuscany’s towering Monte Retaia, and has long been producing fabrics for leading fashion houses. It’s only recently, though, that che brand has ventured into interiors.