The Vitale Barberis Canonico® archives contain a one-of-a-kind collection of volumes. Walking down corridors lined with shelves and illuminated by warm, low lights, visitors feel suspended in time. The intense aromas of leather covers that have been here for centuries mingle with the enveloping, reassuring scent of Mahogany. Large volumes are packed with fabric swatches that belonged to fabric salesmen of yesteryear.
It is a suggestive immersion into the history of cloth, through the precious collection and archive created by the maison itself, complete with decorated binders, meticulously perfected in every detail, leather divans and a coffered ceiling.
A special collection of more than 2.000 volumes of ancient fabrics from Italy, France, United Kingdom, Germany and America starting from 1860 to today to celebrate the art, the magic and the genuine beauty of textiles across the centuries.