Journey Through Cevennes

Discover the history behind Brunschwig & Fils’ Cevennes Collection

Cevennes Collection celebrates the rich French history of Brunschwig & Fils that is so essential to our brand’s legacy. Explore the patterns that originated in our remarkable archives and see how they are transformed into exciting new designs.

 

Josselin Cotton and Linen Print

This design is taken from a beautiful French moire document from the 1800s, found in an archive in France, and depicts a fanciful winding nut tree. The design has been adapted to include a subtle ombre stripe throughout.

 

Chinese Leopard Toile

Originally a block-printed cotton fabric, this design features two vignettes of Chinoiserie scenes, framed by stylized flowers, and joined by flowered bands forming a rough diamond trellis. This French document dates back to 1825 from the Musee Oberkampf at Jouy.

 

Fabriano Cotton and Linen Print

Dating back to the end of the 19th century, this design originated as a panel of taffeta brocaded with silk and silver metallic threads. This rich hand-printed translation uses stylized flowers and multi-patterned foliage juxtaposed on an earthy ground. It has since been redrawn and enlarged in scale, showcasing clusters of morning glories, pinecones and other flowers.

 

Gillian S Zebras Linen and Cotton Print

A charming combination of porcelain vases of flowers and Staffordshire figures. Hand-drawn by an artist, this whimsical design is based on a unique discovery from an antique shop.

 

Daffodil and Vine

First introduced in 1984, this design originated as a wood-block glazed chintz from 1870, depicting sprays of narcissi flowers with leaves entwined with trumpet vines.

 

Nizam Print

Derived from a gouache on paper design for a block printed cotton from French firm Gros Marozeau & Cie in the 19th century, this pattern was later adapted as a screen print and first introduced to the Brunschwig & Fils line in 1997.

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