Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Arkhe Hair Salon by Twoplus-A in Chiba, Japan

Fluidity & metal don't often go hand in hand, yet the sinuous, wavelike ceiling of a hair salon in Chiba, Japan, is fashioned from recycled aluminium.

Article from Frame magazine Issue 82 Sep/Oct 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

Hotel Beethoven, Vienna

de Gournay worked with Barbara Ludwig who is the General Manger of Hotel Beethoven which is located in the centre of Vienna. This hotel is an elegant, 5-floor building, which was built in 1902 in a Neo-Renaissance style. It is opposite the Theater an der Wien's famous Papageno Gate. We selected our Scarlet Lady damask, Bleach Silver slub silk, Pitch damask and Deep Rich Gold gilded paper to decorate bathrooms, corridors and bedrooms throughout the hotel.

Photos by Stephan Olah.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

de Gournay Fishes design staircase

This is my de Gournay Fishes design staircase project, which I have taken pictures of this morning! The design is painted onto a custom silver gilded paper ground.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Rubelli fabrics: Venezia

All fabric designs by Rubelli.

Zanni: the rip effect fabric
Basegio: the jacquard
Loredan: reimaginng contemporary embroidery
Giandiya: Venetian lace decoration

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Smythsons stores & de Gournay Peacock design

Our stunning de Gournay Peacock design panels are now on display at Smythsons New Bond Street, Sloane St, Westbourne Grove, Royal Exchange and New York stores. They are painted onto heavily varnished painted silk lapis blue and period green grounds.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Bompass and Parr: Ouija Board tea towels

The cult food architects Bompas & Parr, famed for their spectacular culinary adventures, have had a life-long enthrallment with all things occult; for the recent exhibition at the Arts Gallery - Heavens to Murgatroyd! - they're aiming to revive the ultimate 19th century parlour game, the Ouija board.

They have designed the limited edition Ouija board tea towel to "unite the domesticity of the humble tea towel with the supernatural functionality of a spirit key board, making the ability to communicate with the undead available to every home".

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat: de Gournay Damask

Our beautiful  'Honey' silk Damask wallpaper was used in the Yves Saint Laurent touch Eclat ad! (available in 28 colours).

Friday, 29 July 2011

Kranen/Gille light bulb for Lux Craft

'The creative duo's work applies various craft processes and disciplines such as wood, marble, fabric and glass. Their work for Lux Craft will consist of a light bulb cast in plaster, which starts its life when cracked open. The underlying concept is that the light bulb and fixture are inextricably linked as they are one entity, and not replaceable.' (text & images Lux Craft)

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Plaza Hotel New York: Giorgetti Penthouse: de Gournay Willow design

My colleague Juliet worked on this amazing Plaza Hotel project & Gwendolyn went to the opening party during her sales trip to New York.
This is the de Gournay Willow design on a Tarnished Silver gilded paper ground. I am currently working on a hotel project where we are custom colouring this design in burgundy & mushroom colours with a hint of golden pearlescent paint. Very excited to see how the samples will turn out!!