On a recent project in Pasadena, CA, P&D employs the use of hand printed textiles. Originally meant for bedding, these intricately designed and block printed fabrics are hand produced by highly skilled artisans in India. Each sheet of fabric may be stamped as many as 3,000 times in order for the desired pattern to be complete. The process requires careful measuring, the right amounts of ink, and a very steady hand. Even the slightest change can ruin an entire piece.
These fabrics are only available for use as bedspreads. The design and construction of them makes it very obvious that they are intended for that use. The patterns are excellent for use in traditional, and transitional French inspired interiors – as the French love Indian textile colorways and floral designs. Beds dressed in these spreads are absolutely stunning. And guess what? So are windows.
Gerardo, our Senior Designer, knows a thing or two ( or three ) about textile design and manufacture . ” Not all bedding can be transformed into well designed window coverings. There are several factors that must be exact before a fabric is even considered. Among them being scale of pattern, fabric material composition, and weight. There are other factors, but these are absolute. Also, textiles will always need to be redesigned – that is: deconstructed, designs edited, and put back together differently than originally pieced. These are things that will be dictated by the individual window to be dressed.”
We had great fun working with these fabrics. The results are absolutely gorgeous. Another great example of the uniqueness that is P&D.