Toile de Jouy L'Authentique

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Towards the end of the Great Century (the seventeenth) in all of Europe's courts and particularly in that of Louis XIV in Versailles the fashion was for cotton fabrics (toiles) printed in brilliant colours and imported from Asia. In clothing as in furniture, the popularity of these "Indian" fabrics was such that the trading of them was strictly regulated at first, before the trading was made more liberal by Louis XV. Oberkampf installed his factory in Jouy-en-Josas in 1760 and commenced with the manufacturing of his fabrics. Louis XVI gave him the prestigious and envious title of "Royal Manufacturer", however growing competition in the sector eventually forced Oberkampf to cease his production which resulted in the closure of the establishment in 1843. Our House keeps in perpetuity some of the fabrics made successful by the Oberkampf house in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In parallel with this heritage and to accompany these more contemporary decorations, we propose a choice of coordinated fabrics. We are going even further by developing a collection of motifs clearly enshrined in the trends of today as well as a palette of decorative objects tailored to the theme of the Toile de Jouy fabric.The fabrics that are used today are faithful to the old document illustrations. We have sought clarification and authentication from the heritage collections of numerous museums. Once photographed, each motif has been scanned and treated numerically in order to restore the original layout and return all of the intricate detail. These documents then allowed us to make engravings in a copper framework, the matrix of which was then applied to a cotton canvas to make an identical impression of those made in the glory days of Jouy-en-Josas.