1904 marks the beginning of fauvism. Henri Matisse – alongside Paul Signac – discovers Saint-Tropez. Joyous and full of life, their paintings overturn the conformities of the 19th century by the boldness of their colour.
PLACE DES LICES is a modest work by the artist, yet it is a destination not to be missed in the little fishing village. Coloured façades, pink country houses, blue shutters, botanical gardens, flower markets, artists’ workshops, openair cafés with music and dancing, bakers’ shops and interior decoration boutiques evoke the French art de vivre on mild summer days. PLACE DES LICES is embroidered on a linen-cotton blend. The richness of the stitches – feather, satin and tatami – attest to the delicacy of the print that inspired it and the quality of the embroidery. With elegance and discretion, palm, pine and strawberry trees fade into pearl white, charcoal grey, saffron yellow and sky blue.
Traditionally recognized as a welcoming symbol, the pineapple conveys a sense of hospitality and warmth. Originally drawn by hand, ANANAS EMBROIDERY incorporates two vibrant viscose yarns on a blended cloth. The beauty of this embroidery is in the stitch technique. It uses the same yarn at varied thicknesses to create an illusion of depth and color. This playful embroidery comes in four sophisticated colors that perfectly capture the spirit of the West Indies.
LONGWOOD WEAVE is the textured upholstery plain you have been waiting for! Three different yarn colors are carefully dyed and then warped in a very specific manner to create an end result that, though very intentional, appears wholly organic.
It has a dry, all natural cotton composition, and is available in nine colors that layer beautifully throughout the Travers portfolio.
This linen/cotton dual purpose fabric has a soft finish to enhance the hand and drape. Offered in eight colourways chosen to coordinate with the collection, this mid-scale geometric pattern adds dimension to any room scheme.