For centuries, France has been a global leader in premium quality textiles, sublime craftsmanship and exquisite design. With a number of Mille Couleurs staff hailing from the seductive sovereign state, there is a notable French influence in many of the boutique’s stunning collections. With many boasting previous careers in the French art and design industry, Mille Couleurs pieces are an intriguing blend of classic and contemporary inspiration. If you’re interested in the influences behind the Mille Couleurs collection, read on for a glimpse at some of the famous French artists that have impacted the distinctive designs.
France has a rich history of gourmet cuisine and world famous gastronomes. Inspired by the charm of traditional French provincial homes, the hand-woven placemat sets are perfect for adding a touch of classic French elegance to any table. Ideal for impressing guests at Sunday brunches and dinner parties! Crafted with a cotton/viscose blend fabric, customers can choose from four beautiful colours. The soft pastels are particularly reminiscent of Degas’s exquisite ballet dancers.
Upholstered Headboard Aude
Drawing inspiration from traditional Louis XIII, this piece boasts old world majesty with an up-to-the-minute twist. The flowing curves give it a soft and luxurious look while the use of two tone dark velvet highlights the graceful aesthetics.
While the range of Mille Couleurs mohair throws is handmade in South Africa, they do draw inspiration from the famous French painter, Monet. His impressionist style and whimsical use of colour is reflected in the stunning design of throws such as the Bleu Dore. The cut out designs seen in pieces such as the Laure also draw parallels with Seurat’s pioneering pointillism technique.
Antique Louis Philippe Chairs
Blending classic Louis Philippe style with a contemporary edge, this pair of antique chairs lends itself to modern apartments and period style spaces alike. While the sultry curves are quintessentially 1800s, the vibrant mustard coloured 100% linen upholstery and 24 carat gilded detail brings them right up into the 21st century. For those with an infatuation with romantic writers such as Victor Hugo and painters such as Delacroix, these chairs are just the ticket.
With their impossible curves and precarious nature, the Rondelle Collection evokes the radical modernist style, surrealist influences and sinuous curves of Marc Chagall’s revolutionary masterpieces.
All the above pieces are available from the Mille Couleurs website, where owners Mable and Stan welcome further questions regarding their French style influences.
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