Chinoiserie is an enduring and versatile design style, one that celebrates fantasies of Chinese life – ephemeral pagodas, long-tailed birds, men in coolie hats, flower laden vines. These bright, colorful patterns have been staples in the Brunschwig & Fils product line for decades, and many of them have never been out of production.
Our latest collection, Le Jardin Chinois, captures the spirit of the first 17th-18th century European designs, often of French origin, which depicted dreamlike imagery of the Orient. Many patterns are adaptations of historic references from our archive, and many are recolored favorites from our line. Several new signature patterns round out the offering which is supported by textures, figured weaves and varied linen qualities. The result is a celebration of color, pattern and whimsy that will always exemplify classic Brunschwig & Fils fabrics.
“The collection represents a popular theme with our customers because it’s a wonderful vehicle for brilliant color and fanciful design,” said David Toback, design director for Brunschwig & Fils. “The treasures of trade that fueled the birth of chinoiserie style hundreds of years ago are still associated with luxury in interior decoration today.”
The collection is now available in Brunschwig & Fils showrooms across the country and can be viewed online at www.brunschwig.com.
Credits: Image 1 fabric, Le Lac, chairs, Bedford. Image 2 fabric (clockwise from top right), Chan Paisley, Bamboo Trellis, Panthere Velvet, Clouds, Lhasa, Shishi. Image 3 fabric, River Song Embroidery, chair, Louis XVI Dining Armchair. Image 4 fabric, Tien Velvet. Image 5 fabric, Les Touches, chairs, Baltimore. Image 6 fabric, Lyn Stripe. Image 7 fabric, River Song Embroidery, chairs, Louis XVI Dining Armchair. Image 8 fabric, Alto Velvet.