Our Story

Based in the Tuscan city of Prato, the heart of Italy’s textile industry, Lyria produces original, timeless fabrics unlike any in the region. Founder Riccardo Bruni, the creative force behind Lyria, is an auteur of textiles who merges tradition, experimentation and emotion to create materials with a wholly unique character. The company is named after a rare, elegantly spiraling conch shell. It symbolizes the freedom of the ocean, a wide-open realm in which to dream and explore. Lyria works with the world’s leading designers and fashion houses throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Lyria is now expanding into the world of interiors

Biography

Lyria was founded in 2002 by Riccardo Bruni in partnership with Nino Cerruti. Bruni was born in Prato as the textile industry was rebuilding after World War II. He grew up amid the noise and smell of looms in his parents’ small factory, where he began working from a young age out of a deep innate interest. Bruni received his training at the Istituto Tullio Buzzi in Prato, and for more than two decades, he worked for the best Italian mills bringing his unorthodox spirit to their traditional way of working. Bruni conceived Lyria as an arena in which his creative vision could find its fullest expression. In 2016, Bruni became the sole owner and the company now operates as one of the only independent textile mills in the country.

The Divisions

THE HOUSE OF LYRIA

Established in 2021, the House of Lyria creates collections for the world of interiors available directly to consumers around the world. Both timeless and seasonless, Lyria’s decorative pieces are guided by the same principles as our textiles for the trade: An aesthetic philosophy of the “perfectly imperfect,” imaginative craftsmanship and authentically sustainable production.

LYRIA FASHION

Lyria creates fabrics for the world’s most influential designers and brands including Alber Elbaz, Comme des Garçons, Donna Karan, Dries van Noten, Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander, Martin Margiela, Uma Wang and Yohji Yamamoto. Lyria exhibits its fashion textiles biannually at Première Vision, Milano Unica and Blossom. Contact us for further inquiries.

LYRIA INTERIORS

The latest addition to our services, Lyria supplies fabrics to leading architects and interior designers for private residences, boutique hotels and other commercial projects. We can also collaborate to create customized, one-of-a-kind furniture and to refresh existing pieces with our textiles. We welcome all those who share our passion for sustainability, timelessness and true creativity. Contact us for further inquiries.

Our Story

Based in the Tuscan city of Prato, the heart of Italy’s textile industry, Lyria produces original, timeless fabrics unlike any in the region. Founder Riccardo Bruni, the creative force behind Lyria, is an auteur of textiles who merges tradition, experimentation and emotion to create materials with a wholly unique character. The company is named after a rare, elegantly spiraling conch shell. It symbolizes the freedom of the ocean, a wide-open realm in which to dream and explore. Lyria works with the world’s leading designers and fashion houses throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Lyria is now expanding into the world of interiors

Biography

Lyria was founded in 2002 by Riccardo Bruni in partnership with Nino Cerruti. Bruni was born in Prato as the textile industry was rebuilding after World War II. He grew up amid the noise and smell of looms in his parents’ small factory, where he began working from a young age out of a deep innate interest. Bruni received his training at the Istituto Tullio Buzzi in Prato, and for more than two decades, he worked for the best Italian mills bringing his unorthodox spirit to their traditional way of working. Bruni conceived Lyria as an arena in which his creative vision could find its fullest expression. In 2016, Bruni became the sole owner and the company now operates as one of the only independent textile mills in the country.

The Divisions

THE HOUSE OF LYRIA

Established in 2021, the House of Lyria creates collections for the world of interiors available directly to consumers around the world. Both timeless and seasonless, Lyria’s decorative pieces are guided by the same principles as our textiles for the trade: An aesthetic philosophy of the “perfectly imperfect,” imaginative craftsmanship and authentically sustainable production.

LYRIA FASHION

Lyria creates fabrics for the world’s most influential designers and brands including Alber Elbaz, Comme des Garçons, Donna Karan, Dries van Noten, Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander, Martin Margiela, Uma Wang and Yohji Yamamoto. Lyria exhibits its fashion textiles biannually at Première Vision, Milano Unica and Blossom. Contact us for further inquiries.

LYRIA INTERIORS

The latest addition to our services, Lyria supplies fabrics to leading architects and interior designers for private residences, boutique hotels and other commercial projects. We can also collaborate to create customized, one-of-a-kind furniture and to refresh existing pieces with our textiles. We welcome all those who share our passion for sustainability, timelessness and true creativity. Contact us for further inquiries.