Sofia & Camila: Textile Design

Spanish master textile designer Camilla Puya de Arcos and fellow Sofia Lausero 


Camila Puya de Arcos’ interest in creativity began as a child, inspired by the hours spent with her mother Margaret de Arcos, watching her father painting, and a multitude of trips and cultural visits with them. During her studies at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Barcelona, Camila discovered her interest in the world of fashion, which led her to start painting on silk.


Sofía Lausero studied engraving at the National University of Córdoba (UNC). Her training has focused on engraving, textile and jewellery making. She recently completed a Postgraduate in Applied Arts Art and Design Centre At Escola Massana in Barcelona, Spain. 



From her workshop in Seville, master textile designer Camila collaborated with fellow Sofia to make five decorative pieces created by combining innovative 3D printing with the artisanal mastery of pleating hand-painted natural silk. Inspired by Andalusia’s heritage in the silk trade, the duo chose to replicate the wooden frames used to spin and embroider silk by 3D printing circular structures with sustainable materials. The influence of the work of 20th century Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo during the Art Deco period inspired them to create a set of pleated volumes, using a multitude of types and thicknesses of natural silk in jewel-like colours.