Key facts

Product:
Decorative Cushions
Family:
Decorative Pillows
Manufacturer:
Poltrona Frau >
Architonic ID:
1544747
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2018
Manufacturer groups :
Home textiles-Cushions >
Groups:
Home textiles-Cushions >

Product description

The splendour of silk, the depth of velvet, the fineness of linen, the natural beauty of leather. Soft and sumptuous colours, rich and refined patterns. Poltrona Frau Decorative Cushions add a valuable and authentic personal touch to the rooms of the home. The collection comprises 17 different products inspired by two of the most cultured and interesting characters on the international textile decorations panorama: refined textile designer Pierre Frey and legendary silk genius Jim Thompson. Five decorative cushions are covered in fine 100% cotton velvet from the Pierre Frey “Fine Velvet Collection”. The Fine colour range is designed by India Mahdavi, well-known all over the world for her eclectic and elegant use of colour. Poltrona Frau chooses the Powder, Terracotta, Dijon, Fouger and Duck shades and combines them with five Pelle Frau® colours which are used to create thin piping along the edges of the cushions. The label sporting the company logo is also in Pelle Frau® leather. In the part of the collection dedicated to Jim Thompson every cushion has the charm of a painting. The American designer with the adventurous lifestyle visited Thailand in the 1940’s where he was amazed by the traditional silk production process, duly founding The Thai Silk Company. His fabrics, a combination of vibrant oriental colours and Western style and elegance, became iconic. Thompson’s company is still headquartered in Bangkok today and has preserved its artisan spinning, weaving, printing and dyeing methods, as well as its use of the finest raw materials. Poltrona Frau has chosen twelve fabrics from the vast Jim Thompson range, covering different yarns, weaving techniques and patterns. The decorative cushions have 17th century oriental landscape designs printed in 21 colours. Floral motifs inspired by traditional Asian ceramics, in jacquard embroidery on silk satin. Caladium foliage printed on linen in lively violets or delicate shades of grey-blue. A very fine satin linen printed with handmade prints of the lion’s dance, a typical feature of Chinese New Year parades. Sophisticated patterns inspired by the Banyan tree in three wonderfully faded colours and the flowering of the Heliconia, a tropical plant that grew in the garden of the designer’s legendary Thai home, on a fine linen fabric embroidered with colourful viscose threads. The decorative cushions made with Jim Thompson prints are refined with fabric piping and a Camello (Camel-coloured) Cuoio Saddle Extra leather label branded with the Poltrona Frau logo. All Decorative cushions in the collection are available in the sizes 47x47 cm and 35x57 cm.

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The splendour of silk, the depth of velvet, the finesse of linen, the natural beauty of leather; soft and opulent colours, rich and refined patterns. Poltrona Frau's Decorative Pillows add a precious note of personal and authentic taste to any home. For the collection's debut, which includes 17 different proposals, the Tolentino based company took inspiration from two of the most refined and interesting reference points of international textile decoration: the colour designer India Mahdavi and the legendary silk genius, Jim Thompson.

Five pillows are covered with precious, 100% cotton velvet chosen from Pierre Frey's End Velvet Collection. India Mahdavi designed the colour range. She is a designer appreciated worldwide for her eclectic and elegant use of colour. Sensual to the touch, velvet adds joyfulness and light to the designer's colours. Poltrona Frau has chosen the nuances Fine Powder, Fine Terracotta, Fine Dijon, Fine Fouger and Fine Duck and paired them with five colours of Pelle Frau® leather used to add a very thin piping around the edges of the pillows. The label bearing the company's logo is also in Pelle Frau® leather.

In the part of the collection dedicated to Jim Thompson each pillow has the appeal of a painting. The American designer's adventurous life brought him to Thailand in the 1940s, where he was struck by the country's traditional silk processing and founded his company, the Thai Silk Company. His fabrics interpret the vibrant colours of the orient with western taste and elegance and have been commissioned by royalty, used in large Hollywood productions and in the most luxurious hotels, becoming an icon. Thompson's company is still based in Bangkok and has preserved its artisan techniques of spinning, weaving, printing and dyeing, in addition to the preciousness of its raw materials. Poltrona Frau has selected 12 fabrics from the vast selection offered by Jim Thompson, which vary in types of yarn, weaving techniques and decorative motifs: oriental landscape drawings from the 17th century frozen in time and printed in 21 colours; floral motifs inspired by traditional Asian ceramics in jacquard embroidery on silk satin. Caladium foliage printed on linen in vibrant red or purple tones or in the delicate nuances of grey-blues; a fine satin linen printed with handmade printing frames that represent the lion dance, a characteristic feature of the Chinese new year parade; sophisticated patterns inspired by the Banyan tree in three wonderful faded colours with flowering Lobster Claws, a tropical plant that grew in the garden of the designer's legendary home in Thailand, on a fine linen fabric embroidered with colourful viscose threads. The pillows made with Jim Thompson's authorial prints are finished with fabric piping and a label in camel-coloured Cuoio Saddle® Extra leather, with a hot-stamped Poltrona Frau logo.

All the Decorative Pillows in the collection are available in the sizes 47x47 cm and 35x57 cm.