Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Terms: Fortuny Fabrics

Fortuny fabrics, another fantastic Italian export, have long been coveted by the wealthy for their color steadfastness and beauty.

The story goes that Mariano Fortuny y Madrazzo devised a secret technique for producing textiles, using only the finest cotton ground cloth, and with colors so vibrant and plush you might mistake them for silk or velvet. The fabrics endure and develop a richness all of their own as they age. I think the same could be said of this dining room/library with that knock out gilded Saarinen table and Louis XV chairs upholstered in Fortuny fabric.

Image: Design by Fisher Weisman Interior Design, Published in Elle Decor.

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