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Maison Leleu, a renowned design house since 1910, and the luxury fabric designer and manufacturer Lelièvre Paris since 1914 — two prominent French family-owned and century-old interior design companies united by shared values and expertise — are proud to launch RETROSPECTIVE, a collection of contemporary fabrics and wallpapers based on iconic designs from Maison Leleu’s archives and manufactured by Lelièvre Paris. The natural bond that has brought the two brands together has produced a range of unique and timeless statement designs for the home.
Achieved through painstaking research by the two brands, the collection defies expectations with a variety of unexpected motifs and patterns (Art Déco, wild fauna and flora, 50s style, etc.). Rétrospective includes a diverse choice of well-balanced textured fabrics available in a broad palette of subtle or assertive colours for the perfect match.
Maison Leleu’s archive designs have been completely reworked by the design team of Lelièvre Paris in collaboration with Maison Leleu.
The colours and proportions of Maison Leleu’s archive patterns have been entirely redesigned and reworked by Lelièvre Paris’s in-house creative studio in collaboration with Maison Leleu.
Guided by the expertise of Lelièvre Paris, the process involved meticulous research into the transposition and construction of archive patterns and careful consideration of material choices to give life to a large number of high-quality designs and ensure the collection’s overall consistency.
The Rétrospective collection consists of seven fabrics (four Jacquard weaves and three prints) available in several distinct colourways: one original, one neutral and a third one reflecting the two brands’ bold creativity. Completing the collection are five perfectly coordinated wallpapers echoing the aesthetics of the fabrics.
The textiles and wallpapers that make up this collection are manufactured within Europe through local supply chains.
EQUINOX is the collection's signature fabric, created to echo Maison Leleu's emblematic rug. Delving into Ottoman style, this gorgeous pinned velvet on a textured linen base boasts a beautiful drape. Its geometric pattern is heightened by a strong colourway - Alezan - developed specifically for upholstery
ODORICO is a Jacquard fabric featuring an Art Deco pattern imitating mosaic tiles with a pattern of extremely fine lines over an audacious black background. The design was reworked based on a detail from an archive drawing of Maison Leleu's historic Mosaïque rug. The chenille velvet thread creates a raised texture and gives the fabric a beautiful drape. It may also be used with other fabrics from the collection to bring the combination together and create a sense of harmony.
FLABELLA is a Jacquard fabric woven with a linen thread that creates a swollen, heavy Brocade-like effect. Contrasting bright Indigowith a very elegant deep shade of black, it features a highly decorative pattern inspired by an unmistakable Art Deco motif. Changes in the weave pattern and the combination of tonal colours deliver a very modern feel, for a spectacular result on drapes! FLABELLA is manufactured at the Lelièvre factory near Lyon, France.
GATSBY is a non-woven digital print wallpaper in a matt finish featuring a pattern in the same proportions as FABELLA. Delivering a faux textile 'trompe l'oeil' effect, it is available in a bold colourway traditional of Art Deco, and in two natural colourways in light and radiant tones.
MAELSTROM is a Jacquard fabric in a graphic print featuring 70s-inspired hoops, resonating with Maison Leleu's iconic design. The fabric incorporates a beautiful weave that highlights threads and loaning the pattern a 3D visual effect.
TABORA is a non-woven digital print wallpaper in a matt finish featuring a pattern showing visible brush strokes, with proportions that differ from the fabric. Available in Dune, Nacre and the original deeper Marine colourway.
Les INDES is a cotton satin featuring an Indian-style print in either of two colourways: Amazonie inspired by the bold red tones of the rugs, and a softer, more natural chic and contemporary reinterpretation in contrast with the original colourway.
MALVINA is non-woven digital print wallpaper created with a slightly pearly finish and a Japanese paper feel. Available in three colourways: the original, the coordinated Naturel and a third option deliberately reversed with bronze over a black background.
SAYURI is a cotton satin featuring an iconic floral print inspired by a Japanese-style flower design rendered in a very clen palette of olive tones. The bolder and more contrasted Prune variation provides a third alternative to mix and match with the other two.
AYAME is a non-woven digital print wallpaper with a matt finish, featuring a pattern in the same proportions as the fabric. Its grandiose and majestic design creates the illusion of actual life-size foliage. The added texture brings a sense of vibrancy to the bavkground. Available in the original darker and deeper Anthracite version and un Prune.
LAGON is faux linen thick cotton canvas boasting a textured effect and high resistance. With absolute modernism, this 50s-inspired fabric evokes an aquarium with an all-over pattern of brightly coloured fish
RECIF is a non-woven digital print wallpaper with a matt finish, featuring a pattern in the same proportions as the fabric. The original colourway remains very modern.
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