London Fabric Company is delighted to offer to its customers fabrics produced by one of the most reputable of Fabric Houses: Brunschwig et fils which has a legacy of design, a history of service, timelessness, quality, attention to detail and superb craftsmanship are the hallmarks of products from Brunschwig et fils, designer and manufacturer of contemporary and historically-inspired decorative fabrics, wall coverings, trimmings, upholstered furniture, lamps, tables, mirrors and accessories.
The company was established by Achille Brunschwig in 1900 as a tapestry-weaving mill in Aubusson and Bohain, in France. Early in the twentieth century, the firm expanded its collection to include printed and woven silks and cottons from the finest European mills. Brunschwig soon enjoyed an international reputation for quality. By 1925, under the direction of Captain Roger E. Brunschwig, the founder’s son, the company opened showrooms in New York and other American cities.
Today, Brunschwig et fils continues as a family-owned company with headquarters in North White Plains, New York. The firm now offers more than 22,000 fabrics and 1,200 wall coverings, ranging from fine documentary reproductions to striking contemporary designs. Resources include relationships with more than 200 mills from around the world, as well as Brunschwig et fils secret weapon the wealth of design history in the firm’s extensive archives.
Believing that good design is forever, Brunschwig et fils does not retire its designs quickly. Many of the designs in today’s collections date back to the early 1940s, while still others are more than 200 years old. Hand-woven Louis XV ecru silk brocade is woven in the same Lyon atelier that wove fabrics for the restoration of the Chateau de Versailles. Brocades, lampas and velvets created for Louis XIV are produced today on the very same looms as the originals in the 18th century. Every year the design studio creates two new fabric collections consisting of as many as thirty designs per collection, each design available in a variety of colour ways.
At least one annual collection is inspired by a museum or historic place. Previous collections have originated from such diverse sources as the Musie des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Historic Deerfield in Massachusetts and The Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum in Delaware.
Brunschwig & Fils’ Cevennes, the latest collection, embraces the mystical and breathtaking mountain range of Southern France. Tiers of wooded hills that flow into sprawling mossy pastures surrounded by vast moors and rushing streams create a place of tranquility and wild wonder. Inspired by true flora and fauna and the beauty of history, the Cevennes collection is packed full of iconic Brunschwig prints recolored for today’s interior world, as well as new signature prints, jacquards and velvet patterns.