Silk with a Story


Dedar’s ‘Silkbird Jacquard’ fits in with a wider trend for chinoiserie, but the story behind its inspiration is a little more convoluted. The silk lampas pays homage to the antique coromandel screens – originally in fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries – with which Coco Chanel adorned her Paris apartment . It comes in colours that are typical of lacquers, precious stones, metals and oriental porcelain.‘Silkbird Jacquard’ won The World of Interiors’ Collection of the Year at Focus/16; the runners up were the Salveson Graham collection for David Seyfried Ltd; the David Oliver wallpaper collection for Schumacher at Turnell & Gigon; Pierre Frey’s Jean Lurçat collection; and Tissus d’Hélène’s Namay Samay collection.

David Seyfried, First Floor, Centre Dome
Dedar, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Pierre Frey, First Floor, Design Centre East
Tissus d’Hélène, Fourth Floor, Design Centre East
Turnell & Gigon, Ground Floor, North Dome


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