“Artichokes are such a wonderful delicacy in Tuscany, enjoyed particularly in the spring time. It isn’t uncommon to see fields of artichokes in our area and in fact we quite often grow them. As a result I’m very familiar cooking with them, artichoke risotto being a household favorite. In terms of inspiration though, this design came about after picking a thistle when out walking in the Pratomagno hills. I couldn’t resist after noticing the wonderful vibrant colours. Once at home, I looked this particular thistle up in a book to see what it was and in so doing found a picture of a fantastic thistle. From there developed the design of the artichoke which is accompanied by a wonderful leaf design showcasing their extraordinary form and consistency.” Amanda Ferragamo
The Carciofi Collection comes in wallpaper and fabric with coordinating stripes and small leaf designs.