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Furnishing fabrics and wallpaper by Hermès

If you’re currently in the process of thinking about how you’d like to spruce up your home, we think it’s fair to ground yourself in a fair starting point: furnishing fabrics and wallpaper. Why? It’s amazing how making a change to just one or the other – or both – can alter your space entirely, while still allowing you to retain the shape of your room(s), home and all of its contents. It’s technically like giving your home’s interior a change of outfit, without changing the home itself – and if we ourselves go through several different outfits daily, then surely we can spare our home space a bit of TLC in the form of a different outfit… every season?

While sifting through all the chaos that is the world of fabrics and wallpaper – hello Pintrest! – we did find ourselves quite overwhelmed by the ordeal. After all, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to home decor. Well, when in doubt, stick to what you know. And then we remembered the A-game Hermès always brings when it comes to its home collections, because the Maison knows full well that fashion and style don’t stop at just attire. Lo and behold, the Maison’s latest collection did give a bit of style inspiration and we’re all about the fact that the designs are steeped in gorgeous geometric patterns as well as shapes and colours from the natural world.

With the Maison’s latest, nature is invited into the city and into our homes through grid patterns and foliage and a unique interplay of superimposition and repetition. It’s a soothing feeling watching how nature mingles with the motifs of façades and mosaics. The designs are arranged herbarium-style, like so many imaginary gardens, sequenced into plots or growing exuberantly on a trellis; it’s almost as if you’re transported into the world of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. Paradoxically, could this be an urban landscape, the home inner-garden that dwells in a bustling and busy city? The new collection of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers by Hermès certainly captures our imagination and natural spirit, using a sensitive, composite vocabulary that unites generously illustrated nature with the geometric abstraction of a city, featuring inspiration from what can only be understood as the molecular patterns of the Middle East, the bedrock of civilisation and artful masterpieces. Have a click through some of the images from Hermès’ latest, and no doubt let it feed into your creativity when planning your next home overhaul.

For more information, please visit www.hermes.com or see the wallpapers and fabric furnishing in person at Siam Paragon or Central Embassy.

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Profusely luxuriant vegetation by Annie Faivre encounters the simplicity of a grid pattern designed by Gianpaolo Pagni. Harmoniously intertwined flowers, foliage, tendrils and um- bels are worked in flat tints for a stencil effect.

Maîtres de la forêt: Annie Faivre Mosaïque: Gianpaolo Pagni

Furnishing fabric: print on silk faille, 100% silk Wallpaper: roll 68.5cm×10m – 27in.×10yd333⁄4in.

Variants: Jade, Smalt Blue, Sienna

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Dots, lines, waves, stripes and grid patterns evoke an urban landscape seen from the sky. Gianpaolo Pagni used stamps with geometric patterns to create this pictorial map.
Design: Gianpaolo Pagni

Furnishing fabric: jacquard, 85% cotton, 15% silk

Variants: Aloe Vera, Obsidian, Tangerine

3

A multitude of perpendicular lines create three-colour Hs in the cotton weave. The graphic composition varies according to the colour combinations, in sunny or metallic harmonies. Design: Studio Hermès

Furnishing fabric: jacquard, 80% cotton, 20% nylon

Variants: Coral, Cyan, Jade, Brass, Obsidian, Quartz

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A grid pattern is enhanced with minuscule coloured squares, applied with a stamp by Gianpaolo Pagni. The juxtaposed im- prints and imperceptible staggered alignment bear witness to hand crafting.

Design: Gianpaolo Pagni
Wallpaper: roll 68.5cm×10m – 27in.×10yd333⁄4in.

Variants: Cyan, Jade, Navy, Sienna

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Petals, the bark of a tree, some fruit and what might be a patch of blue sky… The boxes designed by Gianpaolo Pagni form a veritable herbarium.
Design: Gianpaolo Pagni

Furnishing fabric: jacquard, 65% cotton, 35% polyamide Variants:

aloe vera smalt blue sienna obsidian Wallpaper: roll 68.5cm×10m – 27in.×10yd 333⁄4in.

Variants: Aloe Vera, Smalt Blue, Sienna

6

Placed on a chequerboard, the emblematic Chaîne d’ancre is woven into a fabric with a generous feel. The two-tone weave canvas creates an optical illusion with interplay of positive and negative.

Design: Anamorphée
Outdoor fabric: jacquard, 100 % polypropylene Variants:

7

When flora imagined by Raoul Dufy is trailed across waves designed by Gianpaolo Pagni, long, broad-brushed palm fronds reveal glimpses of the rippling waters below in a harmonious succession of curves. Feuillage vague is an invi- tation to summer lounging.

Feuillage: Raoul Dufy Vague: Gianpaolo Pagni

Outdoor fabric: jacquard, 100 % polypropylene

Variants: Chlorophyll, Coral, Navy, Wicker, Sunshine

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Accumulation and repetition set the pace, create the pattern. Triangles, circles and other geometric forms are revealed in the lining of a hand-embroidered and hand-cut felt appliqué, echoing the world of games and building blocks.

Design: Gianpaolo Pagni

Furnishing fabric: hand-embroidered and hand-cut double wool felt
Front: 75% pure new wool, 25% polyamide
Back: 100% pure new wool

Variant: Ink

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Profusely luxuriant vegetation by Annie Faivre encounters the simplicity of a grid pattern designed by Gianpaolo Pagni. Harmoniously intertwined flowers, foliage, tendrils and um- bels are worked in flat tints for a stencil effect.

Design: Maîtres de la forêt: Annie Faivre Mosaïque: Gianpaolo Pagni

Furnishing fabric: print on silk faille, 100% silk Wallpaper: roll 68.5cm×10m – 27in.×10yd333⁄4in.

Variants: Jade, Smalt Blue, Sienna

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Petals, the bark of a tree, some fruit and what might be a patch of blue sky… The boxes designed by Gianpaolo Pagni form a veritable herbarium.
Design: Gianpaolo Pagni

Furnishing fabric: jacquard, 65% cotton, 35% polyamide

Variants: Aloe Vera, Smalt Blue, Sienna, Obsidian

Catherine Napalai Faulder
Catherine is Bangkok born and bred and knows the angles of the city and its people very personally. You'll often catch her writing about the upsides of Thainess, the richness and diversity of Bangkok's third cultures and the true meaning of wellness.