We are happy to announce a new technique by De Gournay that will be available soon! Imagine great, historical castles with rich ‘Tooled Leather’ effects on the wall. These kind of wallcoverings were popular and flourished around the 17th Century in Europe, time to make a comeback!
From De Gournay we are used to see the beautiful hand painted chinoiserie designs applied on silk, which will never bore us, but it’s exciting to see the new lush leather designs, just for a change ;). Get inspired by the Middle Age and get a sneak preview of De Gournay’s new designs below.
Design no.1: Labrado
This Bas Relief ‘Labrado’ design in Deep Rich Gold Gilded Paper with Antique Finish and Coloured Accents is made of ‘Cordovan’ leather; smooth, calfskin leathers from Cordoba in Spain, covered in burnished metallic leaf and coated in a transparent yellow ‘Japanning’ solution, Artisans traditionally painted designs in oils before tooling the background sections to form a relief.
Design no.2: Acorn
The new Bas Relief ‘Acorn’ design is richly coloured with stylised motifs. A 3-dimensional ‘Bas Relief’ technique to suggest carved details, with raised sections of the paintwork gilded by hand and layered with an antique finish.
Design no.3: Tree of Life
The last but no least ‘Tree of Life’ Tooled Leather design in Tarnished Silver Gilded paper with Antique Finish is a original source material from De Gournay’s archives. Which is an 18th century Indian ‘Tree of Life’ patterned fabric filled with Birds of Paradise, pomegranates and chrysanthemums.
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