I'm excited to share images of Les Alizés, the latest offering from Brunschwig & Fils. B&F is an esteemed textile house that is over a century old and was acquired by Kravet this year. Judging by this new collection, it seems that Kravet is doing a great job of translating B&F's rather traditional style into a more modern context without eroding the integrity of the brand.
Les Alizés, which means trade winds in French, is a nod to merchant ships' trade routes to the Far East and the resulting influence that the Ottoman Empire's vibrant prints and exotic designs had on the Europe. The collection contains fifteen re-imagined patterns from the B&F archive. The result is a set of fabrics and trims that are both current and classic. Have a look...
Drapery: Samarkand Cotton and Linen Print, Dusty Rose/Rust Furniture: Bedford Sofa in Firle Herringbone Chenille, Driftwood and Mira Tape Border, Grenadine/Orange Spice, James Chair in Gulchihra Printed Velvet, Espresso/Berry Tables: Simon Large Table B-1155, K.S. Telephone Table and Coffee Table from Matthews & Parker
|Zenobia Linen Print, Orange Spice/Mocha and Tavistock Stripe, Madder/Terra Cotta|
|Kashmiri Linen Print, Sapphire Blue and Boris Woven Texture, Ink Blue|
Pillows and Coverlet: Kashmiri Linen Print, Sapphire Blue, Belluno Cord with Flyer, Canton Blue, Rani Matelasse, Antique White
Headboard and Bed Skirt: Streamers Ticking Stripe, Denim, Boris Woven Texture, Ink Blue
Furniture: Directoire Fauteuil in Foglia Figured Woven, color Canton Blue BR-89764-221 and Boris Woven Texture, Ink Blue, Tables: Avray By Taillardat Cherry with Tooled Leather Top J.M.F. Waterfall Coffee Table: H-218 from Matthews & Parker
|Kashmiri Linen Print, Sapphire Blue|
|Kashmiri Linen Print, Peridot/Aquamarine|
|Piedmont Banquette in Bellary Cotton Print, Aqua/Taupe Pillows: Hyde Park Stripe, Turquoise and Lala Tape Border, Aqua/Chartreuse, Bayberry Strie, Chartreuse; Tables: Moreau Iron "X" Bench & K.S. Telephone Table from Matthews & Parker|
What do you think of the Les Alizés collection? My favorite fabrics are the Kashmiri and Zenobia linen prints. I also love the embroidered tapes...these are perfect accents on solid-colored upholstery. I wish they'd shown one on a more modern sofa or chair because I think that could look really cool. Maybe something like this...
|Chair from Williams-Sonoma Home|