The art of a new take on Da Vinci with KARIBAN BRANDS products
The artist and genius Leonardo Da Vinci is the universal symbol of the Renaissance spirit. As a versatile artist who constantly strove for new knowledge, he produced many inventions and masterful works such as "The Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper". 502 years later, he is still an inexhaustible source of inspiration for scientists, artists, advertisers and more. We also decided to try a new take on some of his famous creations and use them on our textiles, both as a tribute to him and more than anything to explore his rich, fascinating and surprising world!
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The shell that whispered in Leonardo's ear
From the depths of the ocean, this beautiful, mysterious and complex creature is simply fascinating. It inspired Leonardo da Vinci in his perpetual quest for perfection and his thirst for knowledge. Its proportions ably demonstrate the Golden Ratio which is the perfect formula from an aesthetic point of view. It was enough to make waves in scientific circles!
Dare to go for something fresh and unusual, which will turn your product into a collector's item! This nautilus, which looks like it comes straight from of a cabinet of curiosities, is bang on trend and adds a fashionable touch to our KP031 best-seller.
A legendary performance
The Mona Lisa is one of the most iconic symbols ever in the history of art. She embodies Leonardo da Vinci's legendary, indisputable talent. The artist's scientific and anatomical knowledge had a huge hand in this technically perfect work.
The TRIBLEND PA4021 T-shirt, ideal for a workout, was the only choice for our must-have Mona Lisa, which was itself the result of superhuman efforts. The quest for perfection and surpassing yourself is part and parcel of sport, so it melds perfectly with the objectives this prodigious painter set himself. This T-shirt with its double-stitch finish and an extremely soft flat surface is a nod to the voluptuousness of this feminine icon of art history.
The worker from every angle
Lots of different sketches bear witness to Leonard de Vinci's interest in anatomical work, which we see everywhere. He was fascinated by nature and the human body to the point of dissecting it to find what lay beneath the surface. This was fraught with difficulties in a society where religion was the law!
The iconic "Vitruvian man" is believed to represent the perfect proportions of an ideal human body. These proportions are based on mathematical construction and symbolise the harmony of the universe. Workwear is technical clothing and our stylists strive for perfection and the most comfortable designs, all while meeting industry standards in order to fulfil the needs of modern workers. The DayToDay WK3020 T-shirt is both a muse and a means of expression. The work from our artist is also a nod to all the tools we have today. These tools would undoubtedly have fascinated the great Leonardo.
A bag with incredible details is perfection itself.
Da Vinci always strove for beauty and perfection and never left anything to chance. Every detail meant something and helped towards developing a complete and harmonious work. The meticulousness he showed in crafting his works was an inspiration to all.
The handwoven KI5205 shopping bag is part of the "Handloom recycled project" collection that came from a collaboration between the Kimood brand and the HandTouch company, member of ECOTA, the fair trade network of Bangladesh. It is precision work, made by hand. Its traditional weaving is meticulous and gives the cloth a unique look. Every detail counts, and the thread used to make this bag has been specially chosen using recycled materials to combine respect for the environment with respect for human beings to create something very special. "Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail." Leonard de Vinci.
Tailoring a jacket
We mainly think of Leonardo's painted works, however, he took his sketch books with him everywhere! He also never painted on canvas, favouring wood instead. As a forerunner of our modern scientific approach, his countless drawings and notes about plants, anatomy and machines bear witness to his search for a system of interconnection and his true genius! Observing, understanding and creating is how he came up with a thousand different inventions that were often unfinished... And what was his main interest? It was concept design more than making things.
The K401 softshell jacket is a highly popular technical garment for midwinter. Its windproof, breathable and waterproof membrane is flawless. It is extremely comfortable thanks to its stretchy fabric. All of these innovations that make life easier for workers and sports enthusiasts would undoubtedly have aroused the curiosity of this seasoned scientist! He would definitely have dissected this jacket from every angle and would have appreciated its high performance.