Moiré as a textile process dates back to 1754 when it was created by Englishman John Badger. Almost a century later it took hold in France thanks to a textile worker who managed to optimize the production technique and slowly made it the evergreen we all know. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the use of moiré has been noted on the clothes of people with high social status. In furnishings we began to see the use of moiré from the 19th century in France and Russia where respectable living rooms sported long drapes and marbled silk wall coverings. We recently found it in the furnishings of the noble palaces of the 19th century in Sicily in the TV series The Lions of Sicily by Paolo Genovesi. The basic technique remains the same but constant research by producers such as Dedar and Elitis have brought about a vast choice of fabrics and wall coverings marbled with bright and very modern colours.

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Bleu comme une rose: wall covering that recalls the warm colors of dawn at the sea by Elitis.

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Amoir Fou: fireproof moiré with free ratio which, with a slight opacity, delicately attenuates the most evident elements of traditional moiré.


Viridiana has a free design that evolves from meter to meter, representing excellence in the world of Dedar fabrics. This creation is the result of unique craftsmanship, in which expert hands expertly guide the fabric between the cylinders. The iridescent effect of the color and the constantly changing design evoke the wonder of nature. This extraordinary fabric is also available as a wall covering, offering unparalleled versatility in the same color range.