Slow-turning caned ceiling fan. Island flowers and graphic geometry.
This pattern hints at the imperfect art of natural caning – while simultaneously evoking the precise geometry of traditional Japanese artwork. We gleefully discovered a small collection of textiles our second-generation owners, Remy and Lucile Chatain, purchased from a trading company in Kobe, Japan, in the mid 1930s. The idea for Solaire came from one of these originals – a metallic foil print on the softest of rice papers. Bold and graphic, but easily incorporated into any space – especially with the universal appeal of natural, white and navy.
Material: 7-ounce Belgian Linen
Repeat: 8.75” H x 26” W
Fabric Width: 52”
Our Solaire Belgian Linen is printed in small batches by hand by our partners in Los Angeles, California at a family-owned facility on the finest (and softest) Belgian Linen.
Both colorways of Solaire are printed on Natural Linen. Interested in printing on a custom fabric ground or in printing a custom color? Contact us for details.
Minimum order: Two yards.
Need more than three samples? No problem. Just contact us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to help!
For orders larger than ten yards, please contact us - we just want to ensure we ship your yardage from the same production lot for precise color match.
Items currently in stock shipping within the continental USA will arrive within 1-2 weeks of order receipt via UPS Ground. Backordered items will be available to ship on or around the date specified.
Second-generation CW Stockwell owner Lucile Chatain found this small piece of block-printed rice paper on a trip to Japan - nearly a century ago - and stowed it away for future inspiration.
The nature of hand-printed textiles has the Japanese aesthetic concept of wabi sabi at its core. Solaire exemplifies this intersection in its own perfectly imperfect way.
Defined simply - wabi hints at the minor quirks that occur in making something by hand which add to its inherent beauty, while sabi speaks to the idea of celebrating age, patina and impermanence.
Wabi sabi - where the straight lines of Japanese geometry meet the age-old tradition of hand-caned rattan? We're sold.