La toile de Jouy | Precious printed cotton cloth from France

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The cotton fabrics with varied patterns on monochrome backgrounds were designed and created by the Christophe Philippe Oberkampf manufacturing workshop at Jouy en Josas during the 18th century.

They carry the name of toile de Jouy and are part of France’s cultural heritage. Louis XVI recognised the know-how and the quality of these precious fabrics and granted Oberkampf the title of Royal manufacturing workshop for his good work. The workshop called upon the great artists of the century, such as the animal artist Jean Baptiste Huet and the painters Charles Burger and Jean Pillement. They designed and signed truly unique works that offer astonishing depth and relief. The painters staged scenes from everyday life, peaceful countryside scenes, mythological figures and many exotic and whimsical patterns that are reminders of the flora and fauna that were much appreciated at the time. Today, la toile de Jouy illuminates the objects and the decoration of our interiors. From lighting to bedding and table linen, it takes us on travels through history with its idyllic patterns.


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