An industry first for trimming construction, meticulously laser-cut wool is appliquéd on a dry linen ground.
With the creation of our Corinthia embroidered borders, we sought to join 16th century Italian architectural ornamentations with an innovative construction technique. Included in Corinthia are four designs: Ogee, Palladio and Greek Fret Embroidered Borders, each available in 2.75” or 5”, and the 6” Acanthus Embroidered Border. Since its introduction, the collection has quickly become a designer favorite.
“The Corinthia collection honors 16th century Renaissance designs from antiquity, while reinterpreting them into a contemporary aesthetic with a sophisticated color palette that speaks to the various lifestyles today.”
-Michael Cohen, President
In the past year alone we’ve seen the Palladio Embroidered Border grace the cover of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine by way of the black and white Showhouse stunner designed by Beth Webb. And we continue to be delighted by the work of our customers showcasing Corinthia in their social media posts, some of which we’ve gathered below.
It is with great pride that we share the work of our Custom Division and their role in the restoration of the Turkish Tent in Painshill Park, an 18th century English landscape garden in Cobham, Surrey.
“We are delighted to support Painshill Park Trust in restoring their Turkish Tent to its former glory. The Royal Blue trimmings really enhance the grand entrance to this iconic structure,”
Michael Cohen, Managing Director of Samuel & Sons
The Royal Blue of the Turkish Tent’s decorated roof was recreated in vibrant bullion fringe and tassels to replace folly’s faded trimmings.
Restored by Painshill Park Trust in 1995, the Turkish Tent served as a place for visitors to take refreshment whilst admiring the Hon Charles Hamilton’s – the creator of Painshill – signature view across the lake towards the Gothic Temple and crystal Grotto.
On the evening of July 13th, guests at our Designer Series event featuring Roger Thomas, presented in partnership with Architectural Digest, were treated to a preview of the new Shangri-La collection. Nearly 100 members of the local design community, including our good friend Lori Weitzner, gathered to hear Roger speak to his creative process and what inspired his new hand-beaded, embroidered collection of silk and linen borders. Following the presentation, guests gathered on our rooftop patio garden for cocktails and a chance to steal a moment of conversation with our guest of honor.
Watch for the formal launch of the Shangri-La collection on August 15th.
“Shangri-La is the city of romantic dreams, the earthly paradise and thus this is a collection of ethereal, hand-beaded, embroidered silk and linen borders which explores patterns through a broad palette of sumptuous hues.”
Seen above, from the new Shangri-La collection, Diamond Constellation and Mandarin Cloud.
Event display featuring Roger’s Mandarin Cloud and Elysian borders.
In advance of our upcoming Fall 2015 launch, we’re excited to announce the next Samuel & Sons Designer Series event featuring the acclaimed Roger Thomas. The event offers a unique opportunity to preview his latest collection of trimmings a month in advance of its official launch. Roger will share insight into his creative process and the development of the much-anticipated Shangri La.
We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an inspiring evening accompanied by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on our rooftop garden patio.
Inspiration for the Palais Collection of Silk Trimmings
Years in the making, Palais honors the grandeur of Versailles and other chateaux of 17th century France. This exquisite collection of silk passementerie employs traditional documentary elements of various silk covered flowers, jasmine hangers, complex jacquard braids and luxurious hand-tied silk tassel fringes. The sumptuous level of color in Palais is matched by its complexity and craftsmanship; the collection is comprised of 972 different color positions within 117 SKUs. Below is an example of how our Director of Design, Marisa Gutmacher, communicated color placement for each position per style, in this case the Scalloped Tassel Fringe.
In the studio, Marisa used watercolors to determine the balance and distribution of color placement as seen in the example below of the Silk Tieback with Jasmines.
The collection employs intricate elements, highly complex weave structures, and a mélange of deeply saturated hues built upon a foundation of 17th century documentary trimmings. You will notice multiple sizes of plaited cords on tape, a dimensional guipure coil jacquard border, lush scallop tassel fringe and cut fringe with hand crafted jasmines.
The leaves and petals on the Silk Tieback with Jasmines are individually wrapped with silk yarns, by hand. The jasmines, again constructed by hand, have flowers which are formed by outer guiperes and inner coils. There is a complex color rotation and intervals at which there are triple flower rosettes.
On the heels of a successful London Design Week, we’ve another bit of exciting news to share from across the pond. London design studio, Mary Gannon Design has partnered with Walker Books and renowned English illustrator Helen Oxenbury to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the classic children’s tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Mary has brought this magical world to life through her collection of bespoke furniture and “Wonderland Cushions” in sumptuous cottons and velvets, several of which have been trimmed in our playful Pom Pom Fringe. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of such an extraordinary project.
We’ve included a preview of Mary’s “Wonderland Cushions” below. See her website for ordering information.
Our Director of Design, Marisa Gutmacher, looked to the Indian Ocean archipelago for inspiration when developing the palette, pattern and materials for the new Seychelles collection. The wood bead fringes and borders display a patterning reminiscent of the sea. Imagine its undulating waves and the impressions left behind in the sand.
IN THE STUDIO
Seen below is a glimpse into the studio where Marisa focused her efforts on developing the opaque satin glazed beads used in both the Wood Teardrop Fringe and the Wood Bead Fringe.
“The glazed beads evoke a sleek uniformity, which adds to their versatility. The teardrop and globe fringes will work with many kinds of patterns, fibers and constructions. From dressy to casual, and with a diverse color palette, this collection will accentuate a variety of interiors.”
— Marisa Gutmacher, Director of Design
A behind-the-scenes look at the development of Seychelles.
The palette is broad and ranges from naturally influenced neutrals and deep mineral hues to a series of brights derived from topical vegetation. The designs are woven of cotton, a material indigenous to the island chain.
The collection pairs well with textured cotton and linens, as well as transitional and contemporary patterns. The satin glazed beads complement drier silks, like Dupioni, beautifully.
Join us to celebrate the launch of our 2015 Spring collections on Thursday, February 19th. Stop by our New York showroom any time throughout the day to view Palais, Seychelles and Labyrinth in the company of fellow designers, editors and industry friends.
Director of Design, Marisa Gutmacher, will be in the showroom offering insight on the construction, creative process and inspiration behind the three new collections.
Champagne and refreshments will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. See below for details.
In its sixth year, Paris Déco Off celebrates the interior design industry’s finest, unveiling the latest textile, wallcovering and trimming collections. There is no better place than Paris, streets aglow with the event’s signature lanterns, to debut our new Palais collection, which is on display in the de Gournay showroom.
For those of you unable to attend Déco Off, we offer this look at a collection of cushions, or pillows if you prefer, that bring together the perfectly matched beauty of de Gournay hand-painted fabrics and our Palais collection of silk passementerie.