Just like the impressionists, Rosa works in a studio that’s set up outdoors, under an ochre-painted wooden porch, the walls of which are covered in drawings and diverse images. Her textile assemblages for clothing and decorative applications reflect a range of influences from quilts and South-American hangings, to floors of old entrance hallways in Buenos Aires and certain chromatic discoveries in Parisian quartiers. From this initial medley of various inspirations, Rosa then proceeds to create her complex prints and material.
A world full of colours and materials (cotton veil, linen, jersey, jacquard, silk and mousseline), one is invited on a sensorial voyage across the different rooms of her century old distinguished apartment, in the heart of San Telmo, to her equally remarkable beach house on the river Plata, in Colonia.
Rosa Benedit’s gallery of styles for interior decoration also suggest patchworks made from African wax fabrics, which instead of being transformed into African boubous become bed-covers, curtains, or cushions. These reveal her taste for ethnic culture, art and eclecticism. Her creative universe reflects a private world enriched with whimsical associations in which colour reigns above all. Picture moving through an enclosed inner patio like a winter garden to a a blue-toned alter of assembled images of the Copacabana Virgin, wooden masks, travel souvenirs, a blue rocking chair and pteridophyte, next through a tango red landing and luxuriously curtained dining room to the radiating spirit of the kitchen hearthfire.