The Classicist Sketchbook in Almond
Minimum order: 4 panels
We recommend ordering a sample before proceeding with your panel order.
To celebrate their 180th year as an ‘ensemblier décorateur’, Rinck announced their collaboration with Fromental and the launch of the hand-painted silk wallcovering, ‘The Classicist Sketchbook.’
The collaboration between the two houses developed through a shared passion for the history of art and craftsmanship. Understanding that historic references bring depth and longevity to a design, Rinck’s president Valentin Goux drew inspiration from the company’s woodcarving studio and the large-scale draftsman’s sketches of decorative molds used in their interior projects.
“The harmony of the placement of the ornamentation across the panels, the use of the two graphic lines on a coloured background and the dynamism of the drawings showcases Rinck as both classical and modern.”
Lizzie Deshayes and Tim Butcher, Co-founders, Fromental
Rendered with two different coloured lines to illustrate the depth of the mold, the sketches express the size and detailing of ornamentation in the wood and in bronze casts. Working with Rinck’s textile designer Bertille Goux, the original sketches were redrawn and then placed across a repeat of three panels creating the effect of a page from a designer’s sketchbook.
“Working with our heritage and looking through our archives, we know we are classicists, but this does not mean we cannot have fun. In ‘The Classicist Sketchbook’, blending the graphic lines with three colours brings an element of pop culture to the design.”
Valentin Goux, President, Rinck
SKU CODE: RK001-04
STANDARD: Hand Painted Dyed silk with paper backing
REPEAT: 3 Panels
PANEL WIDTH: 915mm
PANEL HEIGHT: 3000mm
Each painted panel begins its life as a length of raw silk which we size with a natural adhesive so that it receives paint without bleeding. This forms the extraordinary canvas on which our artists work their magic. Our artists are masters of traditional painting and work in teams to meticulously plan out each room before slowly building up the many layers of detail and colour. To achieve intensity and shade, the artist will blend hues, often using two brushes simultaneously
Our artists are masters of traditional Chinese painting and work in teams to meticulously plan out each room before slowly building up the many layers of detail and colour. To achieve intensity and shade, the artist will blend hues, often using two brushes simultaneously.
Each panel is 36” (915mm) wide
First measure the width of the wall or the full perimeter of the room.
Divide this width by the panel width which is 36” (panel_width).
There is a minimum order of four panels.