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“Written in celebration of the firm’s 100th birthday, the book begins with a history of Brunschwig Fils’ French origins…Emphasis is placed on the many designs based on fragments of antique cloth and wallpaper.”

“This lavishly illustrated tome has a highly readable and informative text, tracing the history and tradition of the company…This is a good book for designers…who are interested in creating highly detailed, high-end interiors. Ideas and tips on upholstery, fabrics, trimmings, floor coverings and so on abound.”

“Albert Hadley pays tribute to fabric manufacturer, Brunschwig Fils, with his foreword to the edition, BRUNSCHWIG FILS STYLE (Bulfinch $45). The volume…elucidates the mystique of the successful textile company. Its 100 year history consumes the first half of the book, and its design aesthetic, as illustrated in a series of interiors, constitutes the rest of the volume. The history chronicles its fusion of designs based on French traditional style and American sensibilities. The authors have assembled some striking examples of interiors where the company’s fabrics and wallpapers were effectively used. We see an elegant dining room decorated by McMillen in a drapery-style wallpaper. In another home, in an Italian printed chinoiserie cotton exemplify Brunschwig’s innovative use of documentary-based designs. The many interiors featured illustrate the diversity of products but do not begin to cover the 17,000 designs Brunschwig has brought to the market. They do, however, speak to the company’s amazing capacity for innovative interpretations that has facilitated their entrenchment in American design memory.”

“…This is not just another ‘pretty book,’ although there are visual delectables…a bravo to the authors for the excellence of their book.”
Patricia Kelly Gallen NORTHEAST

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