Vivid, bright, cheery, and intense, this 1971 Scalamandrè fabric sample titled “Stripe French Flowers-Print” offers the perfect blend of balance and chaos with its two sets of vertical blue stripes anchoring the midline while playful flowers in an array of bright colors swirl around as if trellised.
Wording up the side of the fabric saying, “A Chambord Selection,” refers to drawing historic design inspiration from wallpaper from the French Renaissance Château de Chambord in Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France. A highly collectible Scalamandrè piece.
Scalamandrè Archive #8365-5. Screenprint and Zeppel finished. Made in Switzerland.
COLORS: On an intense black background each color pops from the fabric in vivid play. Burnt orange, golden yellow, lemon yellow, fuschia, bright pink, bright white, mint and Kelly green flowers and foliage along with deep aqua blue stripes.
SIZE: 26″ wide + 1″ selvedge on one side x 54″ long
Maker: Franco Scalamandré has a great story to tell of coming to America in the 20s from Italy and making a huge success of himself. From engineer, to historic textile researcher, to major design firm and more, Scalamandré is synonymous with quality, success, and above all, historic preservation. Do take some time to read up on the phenomenal Scalamandré history here: https://www.scalamandre.com/history and a NY Times obit on Franco: https://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/04/obituaries/franco-scalamandre-89-leader-in-making-of-decorative-textiles.html