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.
As 2014 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite designer installations via Instagram. It’s been a year filled with Greek Fret, Grosgrain and Gala. From show-stopping showhouses to photos celebrating install days, you’ve made us part of your designs, and your posts, you’ve allowed us to share with our followers and for all of this, we thank you.
As we approach the New Year, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our customers how much we appreciate your business and friendship, and how much it means to see our products shared across so many social platforms.
We’re grateful to Chicago-based interior designer Kent Allen Kiesey for sharing this glimpse of his recently completed bedroom project, one with a rich history. Now trimmed in tassels and fringe from our Normandy Collection, in its former life this bed was owned by the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe. The bed is now part of a private collection in Virginia.
Chicago-based interior designer Kent Allen Keisey is known for creating traditional, timeless interiors that are somewhat formal in nature, but with a relaxed quality. Learn more about Kent Allen Kiesey Interior Design here.
Contact your local showroom to request samples of the trimmings see above.
After a successful inaugural event, we’re pleased to announce the second installment of our Designer Series featuring Lori Weitzner, renowned wallcovering, textile and trim designer. Lori will be discussing Gala, her latest collection for Samuel & Sons that recalls notable New York neighborhoods and landmarks. Learn how she translates what inspires her, into innovative collections.
Join us at our New York showroom on Wednesday, November 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. Cocktails and flavorful noshings will be served. See below for event details.
Each Designer Series event will feature an esteemed guest in the design community to discuss trends, techniques, inspiration and other timely industry topics. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive updates on upcoming events.
In one of her two new collections designed for Samuel & Sons this fall, Lori Weitzner combines her lyrical, painterly approach with dimensional embroidery and her signature sophisticated palette. The Four Seasons Collection of embroidered tapes offers a contemporary take on florals in four seasonally inspired colorways: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Original artwork created by Lori inspires the collection’s floral motif.
Lori Weitzner has long been associated with many of the industry’s most influential and respected brands. She has earned recognition through her textile and wallcovering designs as well as several collections in partnership with Samuel & Sons Passementerie.
Explore Additional Collections from Lori Weitzner for Samuel & Sons
Ajouré – A feminine, luxurious and fanciful beaded border
Broderie – A collection of intricate, embroidered borders
Everglades – Classic designs reinterpreted in abaca, linen and wood
Gala (NEW for Fall) – A celebration of New York neighborhoods and landmarks with art deco details