By Monica Calabresi
Monica Calabresi lives and works in Fiumicino (Rome), in the countryside just outside Rome. She was once a travel agent, then a mother of three beautiful daughters and now an expert of fabrics. His two greatest passions have always been travels, hence the previous work, and the flowers we can find in many of her product.
For her sewing was a way to rearrange ideas through manual work, and relax by making the creative act also useful. As every craftsman knows well: to build something you need both head and hands, joined together to achieve a tangible result. This is how TVB was born, a modern signature dedicated to producing bedspreads (its symbolic product), tablecloths, runners and everything else all designed, assembled and sewn with the thread of love.
Monica takes care of every single phase: research and personally chooses the fabrics and thanks to her years of experience she has managed to have access to precious samples of old Italian warehouses and foreign stores, including Parisians. Once she have chosen the fabrics, she assemble them, sew them and finish everything by hand. All is high quality, well thought and unique because iscompletely handmade from start to finish and there will never one piece equal to another.
TVB, however, reflects not only the vision of Monica but of her entire family, which has supported and helped her from the beginning. Her mother provided the fabrics which with she started her business. The goal of this mother-daughter duo is to find a family for each fabric. Then there are Monica’s daughters – especially Adriana – who help out suggesting combinations and colors that only a child’s sensitivity can notice. Last, but not least, the friends who supported and helped Monica during her journey. Monica considers the fabrics at her disposal as the colors of her personal palette and her creative inspiration is always ready to create new works of art.