Saba Italia - Shades of Venice screens

Saba Italia makes colourful woven screens

Italian brand Saba Italia has produced a series of outdoor screens made from colourful braided ropes, created by Venetian designer Marco Zito.

The braided polyester ropes have wire running through them to make the strands strong and malleable, before they’re wrapped around the entire border of the tubular steel frame. The ropes run horizontally and vertically across the frame, with some strands bunched very close together to create solid blocks of colour. Other strands are spaced further apart, creating a slight haze over anything that sits behind it.

Each screen stands on a coated steel base and comes in two different sizes - a tall rectangle or a stout square - both with rounded corners.

The collection, called Shades of Venice, comes in four different colourways inspired by the locally grown produce, colourful houses and typical stones found across four Venetian islands; Murano, Giudecca, Sant Erasmo and Burano.