October 7, 2008

The Colours of Scalamandre

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I bought the book "Scalamandre - Luxurious Home Interiors" and this is the first evening that I've had a chance to really go through the book and start reading.
I was really struck by the incredible colours in the fabrics and trims that Scalamandre created. What was also very fascinating were the pictures of the process for making everything.
Here are some of my favourite images:

What do you think of Scalamandre?

12 comments:

  1. scalamandre i know is a big deal in textiles - but somehow it feels a bit traditional for me - but i love all type of textiles...

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  2. There are only a couple of companies left that still do fabrics at this level of quality! The shot of the jacquard loom is great. I am guessing the book has shots of their antique equipment which is pretty amazing to see — as well as the skilled craftspeople they employ. I heard a talk by one of the principals of the firm when they did the fabrics for a historic preservation project in Wisconsin and I found both their history and attitude inspiring.

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  3. Those are so beautiful -the colors and workmanship! A bit fancy for my personal tastes, but I appreciate the artistry.

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  4. That passementerie in the second photo is to die for!! and the polka dots on the loom is another fave. Lucky girl to have this book, you are.

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  5. Few can compare, but they really need to rethink their styling.

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  6. Old-fashioned, over the top, and beautifully, beautifully made. Of courses, I only know them from the pages of magazines, and now this.

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  7. Very expensive but gorgeous just the same! Always in style!

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  8. love scalamandre - i have found it at discount and it has been great on my frames - i love saying the name

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  9. I need to get a better paying job. :)

    Seriously though, gorgeous stuff and the quality just comes right through the monitor screen.

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  10. Scalamandre is the best of the best! If I had the bucks, I'd use it as much as possible! Thanks for a great post!
    xo xo

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  11. I'm glad you are enjoying the book. Did you also know that we now have an online outlet store which is available to the general public? Go to www.scalamandre.com and Enter the Showroom. There you will see a link for the Outlet Store. If you have any questions, email me at tconnolly@scalamandre.com.

    Trish Connolly
    Scalamandre

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  12. I have this book... it's BEAUTIFUL!

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