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Fromental Craftsmanship Showcase and Sale – Queens Park, 22 Sept

As part of Queens Park Design District, we’re hosting an open studios event at our Queens Park showflat to demonstrate the craft of hand-painting used to create our wallpapers, alongside a sale of framed pieces, on Thursday 22 September 2016,

In two sessions at 11am and 3pm, our Head Artist from China will showcase the intricate skills used to paint wallpaper.

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For the first time, framed fragments of our signature chinoiserie and other designs will be on sale priced from £190 – £675, including printed, hand-painted and hand-embroidered pieces

Discover what sets handmade products apart and acquire your very own Oriental-inspired artwork.

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Our Framed Fragments Sale is taking place at 28 Kimberley Court, Kimberley Road, London NW6 7SL from 10am to 6pm.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Showcasing the Craftsmanship of Fromental – London Design Week 2016

As part of this year’s London Design Festival, we’re hosting an open studios event to demonstrate the high level of craftsmanship applied to create our wallpapers, taking place on Monday 19 September at our showroom in the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

In two sessions at 11am and 3pm, our Head Artist from China  will showcase intricate skills, painting an eiderdown by hand in a free-flowing unconscious style.

All attendees will be entered into a free prize draw to win this signature piece, worth over £6000.

Discover what sets handmade products apart and how ancient skills are used to produce interiors of exceptional beauty.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok for ICONSIAM

Our wallcoverings were chosen to decorate the sales office of the Mandarin Oriental residences in Bangkok under the direction of Joyce Wang Studios. Prunus in bitumen with embroidery adorns the bedroom and a faux silk interpretation of sylvaner chinoiserie in gunpowder is displayed in the powder room. For the main office, we created a map of Bangkok artwork with raised paint enhancements. Our Ukiyo-e velvet fabric in blue storm can be spotted on the coffee table.

Ritz Carlton, Macau

Working with HBA Singapore, our wallcoverings were selected to adorn public spaces for the Ritz Carlton in Macau to evoke a French, deco style. A custom design of caisson in standard fontana colourway is perfectly suited for an elegant minimal decor inside panelling of their club lounge. Scenic magnolia in shell pink was chosen for the wedding atelier and chinon in clark for their pre-function space.

Our One-Off Sample Sale @ London Design Festival

We’re hosting a one-off sample sale of our handmade wallpapers during LDF on Thursday 24 September at our new Queens Park showflat.

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The sale provides an exclusive opportunity to purchase our signature hand-painted and hand-embroidered designs at significantly discounted prices. Framable samples pieces to single panels and complete roomsets will be on sale from £50 – 1000.

Opening in September, our new showflat Queens Park is a treasure trove of beautiful furniture, fabrics and wallpaper decorated in Fromental’s bold distinctive style.

Date:  Thursday 24 September

Time: 10am – 9pm 

Venue: Our show flat at 28 Kimberley Road, Queens Park, London NW6 7SG.

Looking forward to seeing you

 

New Printed Chinoiserie Colourways

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We have added a new series of Florent chinoiseries printed onto a selection of hand-brushed, iridescent grounds, each giving a beautiful organic quality.

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Our Studio Fromental range of printed wallpapers provide elegant designs at more accessible price points.

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As with our existing handmade collections, every order is custom made to the client’s requirements.

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Celebrating Contemporary Wallpaper at ‘Pasting the Walls’

A selection of our handmade wallpaper panels are on display at ‘Pasting the Walls; a Celebration of Contemporary Wallpaper’, taking place at Newark Park in Gloucestershire from 29 April – 31 May 2015.

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Running as part of the Select Spring Festival, the exhibition showcases the extraordinary creativity of today’s wallpaper designers and techniques used from traditional hand blocking, painting and embroidery to the latest in digital magic.

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Visit here for further info

Collaborating with Raynaud for Paradis Porcelain Tableware

Raynaud has created a new porcelain collection Paradis inspired by the exoticism of our chinoiserie wallpaper.

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Exquisitely decorated with butterflies, birds of paradise, flora and fauna, the set comprises over one hundred pieces including a Chinese tea cup, a buffet plate, a pickle dish and a Sundae cup.

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Handmade in France, Raynaud has been recognised as the finest in porcelain for generations. Their designs have developed from work with world-renowned artists such as Dali and Cocteau, blending a respect for tradition with bold creations.

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Following on from their tradition of creating collections with an Oriental influence during the mid 19th century, Raynaud is revisiting the experience, bringing Fromental’s uniquely modern take on chinoiserie to porcelain. The wallpaper patterns have been transferred to streamlined shapes with the focus and the way they are centred varying according to each piece.

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The main pieces are in turquoise, with a multi-coloured pattern enhanced by a metallic coloured background, echoing the woven effect of wallpaper.

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View the entire Paradis collection and stockists in the UK and around the world.

Front Hall of The Goring, London

We created a statement scenic wallcovering for the Front Hall of the The Goring as part of the luxury Belgravia hotel’s comprehensive renovation, designed together with interior designer Russell Sage and fourth generation family member Jeremy Goring.

Classical, idiosyncratic and quintessentially British, Fromental’s scenic portrays an Arcadian landscape enlivened with an anthropomorphised menagerie of wild and exotic beasts, some of which represent members of the Goring family past and present. Entertaining portrayals include Goring founder OR with second in line OG as walruses in bejewelled splendour; the family’s favourite pet pigs engaged in the Battle of Trafalgar, as well as legally trained Goring MD David Morgan-Hewitt as a gorilla in a judge’s wig.

Reminiscent of the grand, French 19th century block-printed papers, the wallcovering is painted on hand-gilded silver leaf on paper, taking four artists around eight weeks to produce.

Landscaping the Front Hall of the ‘new look’ Goring

We created a statement scenic wallcovering for the Front Hall of The Goring as part of the hotel’s comprehensive renovation, designed together with interior designer Russell Sage and fourth generation family member Jeremy Goring.

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The family-owned, luxury Belgravia hotel closed its doors for the first time in its 105 year history to complete its top-to-toe designer makeover. It reopened at the end of February 2015, just in time for its 10th anniversary on 2 March 2015.

Classical, idiosyncratic and quintessentially British, our scenic portrays an Arcadian landscape enlivened with an anthropomorphised menagerie of wild and exotic beasts, some of which represent members of the Goring family past and present. Entertaining portrayals include Goring founder OR with second in line OG as walruses in bejewelled splendour; the family’s favourite pet pigs engaged in the Battle of Trafalgar, as well as legally trained Goring MD David Morgan-Hewitt as a gorilla in a judge’s wig.

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Reminiscent of the grand, French 19th century block-printed papers, the wallcovering is painted on hand-gilded silver leaf on paper, taking four artists around eight weeks to produce.

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Says Fromental’s Creative Director Tim Butcher “The scenic is an English idyll but the animals have escaped from the zoo! It was great fun working on the project and we’re delighted with the result.”

Jeremy Goring comments, “Fromental has brilliantly combined contemporary design with the charm and elegance of English heritage. Their artists are incredibly committed and passionate with amazing attention to detail and huge talent.”

We are thrilled with Fromental’s imaginative interpretation of the very unusual brief for the Goring’s refurbished lobby,” adds  interior designer Russell Sage. “As can be expected, this is Fromental breathtaking quality at it’s very best and I hope that it will thrill Goring visitors for many years to come”

Mingling with Royalty at the China Exchange

Fromental’s Tim Butcher and Claire Emley met HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on Thursday 19 February 2015 at the official opening of the China Exchange in London’s Chinatown, which also marked Chinese New Year.

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The China Exchange is a cultural and business centre founded by Sir David Tang who was also present at the opening together with the Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming. The venue is an initiative of The Prince’s Charities Foundation (China) as part of a regeneration programme to bring culture to the heart of London’s Chinatown.

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Fromental’s hand-painted cibar chinoiserie in custom colour adorns the wall pictured above, framed with a small-scale lattice border and a custom lattice for the under dado.

New Luxury Fabrics and Furniture by LINK Outdoor

LINK Outdoor introduces a refined collection of stunning textures for 2015, ideal for indoors and outdoors.

Bliss is a lightly textured weave available in eight, soft-hued pastels from palest sugar white to sky blue.

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Napsack has a distinct tactile presence that gives dimension to the weave, available in 14 colourways.Napsack_lowA loose, contemporary painterly pattern, Brushstroke gives an artsy stroke of colour in a variety of hues against a solid background.Brush Strokes_low

All fabrics are 100% solution-dyed acrylic for durability and low maintenance.

Link Outdoor now lets you put your feet up in style with their new Folding Stool to match their popular Folding Lounge Chair.

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Their Folding furniture range which also includes a Side Table and Low Drink Table can be easily transported and stored when not in use. The strikingly elegant pieces work well in indoor and outdoor environments.folding 8 stripe_low

For UK enquires, please contact us here.

Alluring Walls by Fromental at Maison&Objet 2015

For the very first time, we will be showcasing a selection of our signature wallpapers at next week’s Maison&Objet, with the colour scheme influenced by modern Parisian style.

Evoking effortless glamour and timeless allure, hues of pinks and blues have been applied to some of our most popular designs:

Our elegant prunus blossom tree with embroidered blossoms appears in dove grey as below and overlaid onto a kimono in velvet and Vanners fabrics.

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Our bold, whimsical Folly chinoiserie will be showcased in the new Jeunesse colourway.

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Inspired by Chinese mountain landscapes and scholars’ rocks, our new Rockface wallpaper is a collage of hand-dyed, lacquered paper, in El Capitan colourway.

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A selection of Vanners silk fabrics will be furnishing the stand, notably bespoke coloured Colony and Moda curtain borders as well as the layered, art deco fabric Foxtrot upholstering George Smith furniture.

We will be on stand B86 in hall 7 – look forward to seeing you there.

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Together with Sir David Tang, we selected hand-painted designs  that evoke 1940’s Shanghai for this prestigious eaterie. The black and bright blue colours of the kingfisher chinoiserie are reminiscent of imperial Chinese jewellery. Our lotus and carp design has been re-appropriated as a panoramic artwork, hand-painted on silk organza.

Printed Panoramic Wallpapers by Studio Fromental

We have some very big news…

After ten years of producing sumptuous, handcrafted chinoiseries and contemporary scenics, advancements in image capture and print now enable us to deliver the beauty of these unique panoramics in a more accessible and economical form.

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As with our existing handmade collections, every order is custom made to the client’s requirements, delivering elegant wallpapers the company has become renowned for at a significantly lower price.

Under our diffusion brand Studio Fromental, our debut design florent is a classic bird and flower chinoiserie printed on paper. View all colourways here.

This is a major development for us and we’re really excited to create more affordable wallpapers for a wider audience.

The Jefferson, Washington DC

We were asked to develop a custom mural for the Plume restaurant depicting a soft monochrome landscape of Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello. A set of approved drawings was supplied with the design incorporating the house itself, the plantation and the surrounding landscape. The wallscape was painted as a monochromatic base with accent colours drawn from fabric cuttings and other references supplied for matching.

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We created a heavily customised, part-embroidered nonsuch chinoiserie for this space as the design needed to work both in unison and independently whilst travelling up the stairs. We brought in other elements of chinoiserie design such as the willow and water feature together with our standard bird and flower motif to fit the space

The London, nyc

We were commissioned by David Collins Studio to bring the feeling of London and New York together in a scenic wallpaper to decorate Manhattan’s landmark hotel The London NYC. For the lobby, we produced a six metre wide, fully-embroidered, illustration style mural of 1950’s Hyde Park, populated with British figures in activities that define the era. A vivid and bold embroidered chinoiserie in our blood olive colourway is installed in the private dining area. Embroidered artworks were also commissioned throughout the hotel and its Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

Wynn, Las Vegas and Macau

Very much under the direction of Roger Thomas, Wynn Exec VP of Design and Development, we are often asked to create hand-made wallpapers for areas of their resorts. During the last five years, we have worked on over 20 projects for these super-luxury hotels, including the production of 35,000 embroidered butterflies. Roger often draws initial sketches specific to each space within the hotels and we collaborate very closely, refining and tweaking the designs at each stage of production, providing several stages of sampling along the way.

Ritz Carlton Residences, Bangkok

We initially created our whimsical Bérard wallcovering for a private dining space in a lavish penthouse within this luxury complex, designed by David Collins Studio. Hand-painted onto silk, loose gestural brushstrokes are rendered on an architectural scale to create a sequence of decorative panels. The design was inspired by the work of prolific Parisian designer, illustrator and artist Christian Bérard.

The Goring, London

Our embroidered paradiso chinoiseries in blood olive and custom on silver ground adorn the walls of The Goring’s private dining rooms, lending a sense of occasion to the spaces and in particular with the Silver Room, a festive feel.

Our lotus and carp wallpaper from our 20th century collection was selected by Russell Sage Design for a bathroom at the historic, luxury Belgravia hotel.

China Club, Beijing

Our part-embroidered lotus and carp wallpaper in a custom colour was chosen by Sir David Tang for a private dining area in his exclusive private members club that was once a 17th Century royal palace. The design is in keeping with the architectural features and character of the traditional palace.

Avebury Manor, Wiltshire, UK

We were commissioned by the National Trust to make a custom ‘narrative’ wallpaper for the dining room in Avebury Manor as part of its restoration. We created a hand-painted China trade scenic, portraying aspects of Chinese life in the 18th and 19thCenturies following the eminence of the East India Trading Company. Creating dramatic interest, the story unfolds from left toright as the journey follows the working of land through to goods passing through the Hongs of Canton.