“Damask Resource Volume II” Offers Fresh Texture & Color
DATE: August 2005
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Newark, NJ – Damask wallpaper, a traditional decorating favorite, is enlivened with color and innovative treatments of woven effects, aged finishes, and dramatically rescaled designs in Thibaut’s new “Damask Resource Volume II.” The collection features a variety of designs ranging from the classics to creative interpretations. This latest Damask compilation is part of Thibaut’s special “Resource” series, in which the Thibaut studio explores a particular design style and develops an array of patterns with varying colors, sizes, and techniques, bound into one large, convenient volume. These collections are helpful for designers and consumers alike.
Striking designs include “Manhattan Damask” and “Fortune Damask.” “Manhattan Damask” is an elegant, large-scale design fashioned after an 18th century woven document. The design has a “worn” look that mimics the texture of coarse spun-silk fabric. “Fortune Damask” also takes on a fabric-like appearance, but with more refined texture. The pattern incorporates two effects—a woven-looking foreground and a stippled background, which together create the appearance of a luxurious silk and satin blend. These two grand-scale patterns are also offered as fabrics. The fabrics work well for draperies, bedding, and accent pillows. “Fortune Damask” is a heavier woven material, suitable for furniture and other applications.
“Antonelli,” a branching floral design, has a Jacobean feel with large, stylized blossoms, berries, and flower buds. Texture effects in “Terrazo Damask” are even more detailed, with fine, engraved lines providing depth and grandeur to the scrollwork.
With youthful style and a delicate embroidered look, ”Marella Damask” features dainty scrolling lines over a soft strie background. “Adler Damask,” a neoclassic design, has a textured appearance that resembles granite, with acanthus leaves framing a metallic-tone medallion. Based on a neoclassic 19th century French document, “Laurel Damask” is a mid-scale design with interlacing framework presented in a painterly, impressionist style. “Sanibel,” a large-scale vertical design with exotic plam trees, overlays a grasscloth-textured ground. The wide columns of palms are offset by “stripes” of latticework framing tiny images of tropical fruit and foliage.
These and other innovative designs are featured in a fresh array of colors such as mineral blue, aqua, coffee bean, pearl, evergreen, pumpkin, melon, celery, indigo, and topaz. Vibrant eggplant and flamingo pink are also found in two designs. Many patterns incorporate metallic gold, brushed nickel, and copper.
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.