Meet The Face Behind

CELINA MANCURTI

A BRIKA maker story

Celina Mancurti

TAMPA, FL
"I believe in preserving handcrafted work. "
“I get inspired by unexpected things like vintage stores, travel, people in the street, a book, a drawing from my kids, something that someone says... everything can be the starting point for a new idea!”

“When I look around my studio, I smile at the fact that this is where my dream became a reality.”


“The process, from designing to printing my linens one by one, gives me such joy; I love being behind each print and every detail. ”


“When I look around my studio, I smile at the fact that this is where my dream became a reality.”


Celina is an Argentinian textile designer living in Tampa, Florida. Her roots, culture and background from Buenos Aires are the imprint of her designs, style and how she lives her life. How she works and what she does is just an extension of who she is. After working in the textile industry for more than a decade, she decided to start her own company--one that would explore outside of the industry standards. She has a passion for preserving the handcrafted work that has long been the hallmark of textile making. She has been influenced by organic fibers and eco-friendly notions turning her vision toward a more sustainable product.


The offspring of this marriage is a collection fully handcrafted with 100% linen and hand-screen printed in her studio. The result is simple and practical linens that are meant to be in the family for generations to come.

Why is making handmade goods important to you?

My first job in the textile industry was at an old mill in Argentina that specialized in printing silk for ties.  There I saw up close the handcrafted work that defined textile factories.  The walls were filled with a collection of intricate flat screens, while the designer’s room was stocked with hand painted designs and transparencies.  Forty long printing tables were surrounded by workers pushing squeegees along screens in a synchronized motion to complete the designs. New technologies brought upon a shift in the business. As I witnessed the transition, one of my dreams became very clear to me:  I wanted to preserve the handcrafted work that has long been the hallmark of textile making! 

Walk us through your production/design process.

My designs start with my own drawings that are transferred into patterns and products.  All linens are cut and hand-screen printed and sewed at my studio. I focus exclusively on linen, which is woven from naturally-sustainable flax fibers -- with the added benefit that it gets a little more beautiful every time you wash it. 

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Hmmmm… champagne, movies and food! Oh, and of course shoes!


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PRODUCTS BY CELINA MANCURTI