Samuel and Sons Passementerie


Fall Introductions: Shangri-La Collection

Dreamlike destinations serve as inspiration for Roger Thomas, be it his design of interiors, jewelry, lighting, fabrics, wallcoverings, hardware, or in this instance, hand-beaded, embroidered silk and linen borders. In this, his third collection in collaboration with Samuel & Sons, he drew from the fictional paradise of Shangri-La.

Inspired by the places I love and by the sheer beauty of these techniques of artisanal craft and handwork, I began drawing the most romantic and timeless effects I could dream. These are the qualities I wanted to evoke in Shangri-La.

                                                                                          – Roger Thomas


Elements of his designs for Italian jewelry maker SICIS, crafted using an intricate mosaic technique, can be seen above in our Mandarin Cloud Beaded Border.


Roger Thomas for SICIS

The Nuvola Cuff Bracelet and Nuvola Necklace by Roger Thomas for SICIS.

Tableskirt and Cushions featuring Shangri-La Borders

China Cloud Embroidered Border trims the tableskirt and seat cushions.


Elysian Embroidered Border (on bench) and China Cloud Embroidered Border (on bed skirt).

Shangri-La Borders by Roger Thomas

China Cloud Embroidered Border 

The Shangri-La collection consists of five hand-beaded and embroidered silk and linen borders.
Explore the entire collection here and contact  your local showroom to request samples.

Shangri-La by Samuel and Sons


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