Prints – Re-Mastered

I was totally taken with this exhibition stand for a trade show in ‘ AW 1913’:  the clash of prints, intense colour, graphic interplay  –  really struck me as masterful . I also thought ‘AW 2011’.

Most particularly Jonathon Saunders:


The legendary Van Day Truex stated: “It is general knowledge for anyone interested in color that subdued value, intensity and hue make for quieter, less adventuresome interiors. Stronger approaches need stronger knowledge, more experience and flair.”

So I think its clear that to be a master of print in any era is quite a feat, and I for one love the visual feast these masters create.

Recently Elle Decor featured Fabulous-Fabrizio Rollo, sauve Brazilian style-setter, they note ‘he juxtaposes small-repeat fabrics with large geometrics – a rare contrast in scale’. He says “The geometrics are very manly and mathematical.  The florals and patterns are very feminine.  All great designs combine these two”. His spare room exemplifies this, and feels an appropriate SS 2012 Interiors sign-off .

Image credits:

The display stand is show in Emily Evans Eerdmans ‘Regency Redux ‘ and entitled ‘a selection of wallpapers and fabrics presented at the 1913 Salon d’Automne.  The profusion of colours reflect the influence and of the Ballets Russe’.

Jonathon Saunders AW 2011, velveteenprints.com

Fabrizio Rollo Elle Decor USA November 2011

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