The Original Banana Leaf Print. Upon returning from vacation in the South Seas in 1942, Remy & Lucile Chatain sought to recreate not just the rich visual landscapes they had experienced in the tropics, but the sense of lushness and exuberance those sights had filled them with, too.
Together with their friend, noted illustrator and textile designer Albert Stockdale, they designed a large-scale botanical pattern to recapture and evoke those feelings, and mounted it in their showroom.
When Don Loper, the well-known apparel and interior designer tasked with the Beverly Hills Hotel redesign came into their showroom, he knew he’d found the look he wanted. He re-created the Chatains’ mural-style installation he’d seen at the showroom, and expanded it to fit the corridors of the hotel. The result? An ageless icon.
For over 75 years, we have proudly been the sole producer of the authentic Martinique® banana leaf fabric and wallpaper. Accept no substitutes.
Material: 100% Sunbrella® Acrylic
Repeat: 42.5” H x 54” W
Fabric Width: 54”
Our JOY Sunbrella® Performance Fabrics are woven in the USA by our amazing partners at Sunbrella® using their trademarked solution-dyed acrylic fibers. What we love most about this collection is that these fabrics are exceptionally durable, yet have the look and feel of woven cotton. Built-in UV stability ensures that the saturated hues you love will last, even if they’re living their best life in the sun by the pool. Sunbrella’s proprietary finish helps the fabric resist water, stains, and the elements - so you can focus on drinking that drink, not cleaning it up.
Even better? All of our JOY Sunbrella® Performance Fabrics are backed by Sunbrella’s 5-year guarantee against fading, pilling and abrasion.
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.