Established in 1976 in the beautiful city of Alicante, Spain, the vertical textile mill Athenea has been producing high quality weaves using both conventional and digital printing methods. Their exhibition space at Proposte Fair is always a favorite to visit. This year their fabric collections ranged from soft pastels with traditional patterns to exuberant, vivaciously hued prints.
Their skillful use of color and pattern is one of the main reasons I find myself attracted to their residential and commercial/ contract textiles, and drapery and upholstery fabrics. According to Athenea, they have 20 expert colorists and designers on staff that collaborate to create the fabrics.
Below are a few of my favorites (with detail shots) from their 2019 fabric collection at Proposte.