design et al are delighted to announce that Lelievre have been shortlisted for a Fabric Award in The International Product Design Awards 2016
Forming a bridge between tradition and modernity, this collection of fabrics is a combination of elegance and artistry. The eye is invited to pause, discover and contemplate away from the pressures of everyday life. The fabrics are inspired by nature following the example of Japanese craftsmen who maintain a privileged relationship with time and the elements.
The design and construction of Lelievre fabrics echo sophisticated ceramics, prints, traditional weaving and calligraphy with singular beauty giving way to the unexpected. These precious fabrics reveal a rich palette of designs, fine structures and subtle light reflections. They mark a return to the decorative arts, the ‘savoir faire’ of craftsmen and the imaginative flair of the designer. Nami is the Japanese word for wave and their rolling movement is captured in the relief surface design of this beautiful supple brocatelle. A rich structure brings a delicate subtle light to this contemporary silk. The satin areas of the fabric accentuate the foaming waves in the design.