Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

8.10.2006

Fortuny


Fortuny covered slipper chairs from Chapman Radcliff


Fortuny bag through Zenzara

Fortuny fabric is supremely elegant and it's probably not overstating it to describe Fortuny as iconic. Early in the 20th century, the multifaceted Italian artist and inventor Mariano Fortuny developed a process of applying layers of colors and metallics onto fabric to achieve an exquisite richness and depth.

If you would like to learn more about the fabric house, here are two good resources: fortuny.com, the official and comprehensive Fortuny site, and Old World Pillows. I included Old World because this site has a large, detailed listing (with images) of vintage and current Fortuny. Also, for those who dream of owning something made of Fortuny, even if it is very small, Old World Pillows sells little stars created with Fortuny scraps. I like them because only the fabric is used -- there are no other embellishments. The stars come in an array of colors and could be used as holiday ornaments or pin cushions. A nice gift for a glamorous woman who has everything.

pillow made of Glicine Fortuny in raspberry and metallic gold through Rebecca Vizard


Fortuny star from Old World Pillows

2 comments:

Sara said...

Beautiful! I love both the pattern on the chairs and the detailing on the legs.

Sara said...

Beautiful! I love both the pattern on the chairs and the detailing on the legs.