A LOVE OF TEXTILES

“To dress” and “to clothe”, two verbs that never cease to vibrate to the liking of textiles.

Two verbs that were long thought of as actors in just the fashion industry, they have discovered other horizons as they search for equally innovative and creative messages: those of design. A form of expression in their own right, textiles can be used for all types of fabric designs.

All it takes is a material, a touch, or a pattern to change the atmosphere of a room, to open it up to all or to make it intimate, to give it a character. Textile design has nothing to envy regarding fashion: it conveys its own strong messages of intimacy, warmth, hope, and renewal.

Although textile manufacturing represents one of the oldest forms of handicrafts, it was not until the 19th century that it really took off. Traditionally, textile design was more about decorating our interiors using curtains, drapes, and other household linens. Today, textiles are being used in much more varied ways, and its role is being completely redefined by new generations of designers.

Texture, color, thread structure, and weaving...everything is designed to create innovative fabrics that are nevertheless still anchored in a deep traditional heritage.

MAISON MATISSE AND JACQUARD FABRIC

In the Intérieur aux Aubergines collection, the fabrics of the seats, screens, wallpapers and cushions were made from natural cotton and viscose threads by an age-old Venetian factory dating from the eighteenth century. Here, high-tech Jacquard looms were used to create two models with lampas fabric using the Gobelin technique: one with a foliage pattern, the other with a pear pattern.

The jacquard loom is a loom developed in France in 1801 that combines Basile Bouchon's needles, Falcon's perforated cards, and Vaucanson's cylindrical rollers. The perforated cards guide the hooks that lift the warp threads, allowing the patterns to be woven.

Several weaving tests were necessary to obtain the four custom color components—two for the warp and two for the weft—designed by Cristina Celestino for our collection. The opaque aspect of the cotton creates a contrast with the semi-glossy appearance of the natural viscose, adding a sense of depth to the pattern.

Through research, know-how, and meticulous work, the Jacquard looms allow the creation of extremely high quality fabrics with an unparalleled complexity of patterns. A true work of art, this technique is still used today by manufacturers who are keen to perpetuate the know-how that has been passed down to them by supporting contemporary creations.

MERINO WOOL FOR OUR BLANKETS

Also made on Jacquard looms, whose weaving allows for a two-tone double-sided finish, our plaids are made of wool (50%) and extra-fine merino wool (50%) from New Zealand. Characterized for its extreme softness, merino wool makes each of our plaids envelope you in comfort.

Three times finer than traditional wool, merino wool is a luxurious and eco-friendly fiber. Comfortable and resistant, it is made of soft and silky fibers that allow for an ideal regulation of heat. Very healthy since it is non-allergenic, it is suitable for the most sensitive skin.

On a bed, armchair, or simply around the shoulders, our merino wool plaids always accompany you with softness.