Metallic Effects in Thibaut’s “Filigree” Collection Inspired by Artisan Wirework
DATE: December 2008
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Debra Fedasiuk 480-694-7597
Newark, NJ – Inspired by the delicate glamour of ornamental wirework, elegant metallics are a strong theme throughout Thibaut’s new Filigree collection. Lustrous art and soft burnished effects are integrated into grand-scale patterns crafting a modern simplicity. The shimmering designs reflect beauty and style reminiscent of centuries-old artisan craftsmanship.
Henson is a dramatic arabesque with curvaceous scrollwork, that creates a bold and graphic feel. Soft, glimmering metallics are juxtaposed to areas of velvety flat color, creating a dimensional look. Pali, with its modern look, creates an understated backdrop with gold, silver and bronze metallic highlights peeping out from coarsely-woven cross-hatching.
Sydney Damask is a modern-styled grand-scale pattern printed on fibrous craft paper. A thick surface printing technique adds even more texture and interest to the design. Also printed on craft paper, Murano features lacey wirework medallions over a lush leafy background, while Greenbriar presents a rhythmic trailing leaf pattern. Metallics are incorporated into some of the color combinations for these designs. They appear in neutral tones as well as coral, sea glass, apple, and orange.
Providing a touch of glamour, Madrid is a gilded Jacobean pattern printed over a muslin texture background. The coppery-gold pattern Is displayed over rust, chestnut, and soft fern grounds. A soft, hand-painted look can be seen in Maison Damask with its burnished metallic overtones. This large-scale elegant design features translucent gold effects.
Reminiscent of an ironwork trellis, Greenwood is a modern vine and leaf design with curling branches that playfully climb the wall. One of the colorways, cream on metallic, has subtle plum overtones. Julian, a contemporary trellis design, is a fresh take on an Art Deco look. The trellis is outlined with pinstriping detail and comes in high-contrast combinations of such as blue on white and metallic on shimmery ice blue.
Printed and woven fabrics from other Thibaut collections coordinate well with the designs in Filigree, and are featured in the collection book and in room shots on Thibaut’s website. Filigree and other Thibaut collections are available through interior designers and fine decorating stores worldwide. Visit www.thibautdesign.com to see patterns and room shots, and to obtain the names of local dealers. You can also call 800-223-0704 for more information.
Founded in 1886, Thibaut is the oldest continuously operating wallpaper company in the United States. Known for its exceptional and unique designs, the company distinguishes itself from its competitors with inspiring color palettes, fresh interpretations of classic designs, and exclusive artwork created by an in-house design team. Design styles range from historic reproductions, toile, and chinoiserie to tropical and novelty patterns. Designers and consumers have been attracted to the firm's creative designs that "push the envelope," their exclusive print fabrics, new woven fabric lines, and their market-tested products that help inspire people to decorate. For more information about Thibaut, visit the company's web site at www.thibautdesign.com.