In this collection, we travel to the far east to explore art history in imperial China, and Japan. From embroidery art works to landscape paintings and even ceramic ware, the motifs and scenes take us away to a fantasy land. One can only imagine the original colors of the pieces. We hope you enjoy these new creations, and please come see these in person at our next trade show in New York at the NYNOW show (booth 2677) at the Javits Center February 2-5, 2020.
In vibrant hues of gold and regal blue dragons come alive in this euro sized pillow. Measuring 26"X26", printed on the front and back, we patterned our lively dragon to reflect a movement with this mythical creature. Details of its scales and talons can be seen on a bed of clouds. This dragon design in imperial China can be traced back to the Qing dynasty as golden and blue dragons were emblematic of the emperor and his court. Specifically, dragons with five talons represented the emperor. This pattern will be available in decorative pillow, throws, bed scarf and fabric by the yard.
FMA-023 Golden Dragon on Blue.
In light shades of coral and blue, a phoenix comes to life and floats on a cloud of baby blue. During the coronation of a new emperor, the appearance of immortal birds such as the phoenix signaled auspicious times and foretold the harmony that would prevail within a new reign.
LEFT: ERT-018 Phoenix Triad
RIGHT: ERT-019 Phoenix Bowl
The original art of this pattern was found in a scroll documenting the journey of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing dynasty. During the reign of Qing dynasty emperor Kanggxi, several tours of the territories were made and a journey to Mount Tai was especially important. Emperor Kangzi was the fourth Emperor of the Qing dynasty and the second Qing emperor to rule over China proper. The Kangxi Emperor's reign of 61 years makes him the longest reigning emperor in Chinese history and one of the longest reigning rulers in the world. More about this particular time in history, the importance of Mount Tai in Han Chinese history, the scrolls, and the artist Wang Hui can be found in the link below.
LEFT: ERT-015 Mount Tai Northern
RIGHT: ERT-014 Mount Tai Southern
The pillows above and below were inspired from the works of Japanese artist Yamamoto Baiitsu. Many have characterized Baiitsu's style in the "boneless" manner, with limited ink outline and pale wash. Mingling with Kyoto literati circles and crossing paths with Chinese painter Shen Nanpin (Shen Quan 1682-1758), who worked in Japan from 1731 to 1733, Baiitsu developed his own style characterized by a sensuous yet serene clarity in his subjects. Note the brush strokes and the technique of wash in creating flowers that seem ethereal and float amongst each other. Our interpretation of his work in fabric carries these thoughts in creating a seamless pattern that highlighted a few pigments of color but offering patterns that offered a dreamy continuity across the pillow canvas.
LEFT: ERT-017 Yamamoto Baiitsu Pink
RIGHT: ERT-016 Yamamoto Baiitsu Flame
Discover Poetry in Table Top, the patterns of delicate florals and herbs offer prints that are equally sophisticated and charming. These delightful napkins and runners are the perfect way to dress up your table.
CLA-044 Manet Pink Rose Napkin and Runner
Edouard Manet captured the freshness and warmth of spring by still life paintings of bouquets of roses. The Manet Pink Rose napkin and runner capture the spirit and romanticism of spring.
CLA-045 Manet Gray Bouquet Napkin and Runner
In shades of lavender, pink and saturated pastels, the Manet Gray Bouquet napkin and runner were inspired by the work of Edouard Manet in bringing to life a bouquet of flowers.
CLA-046 Manet Mint Rose Napkin and Runner
In mint, pink, lavender, and gold, roses come alive in the napkin and runner inspired from Edouard Manet’s paintings.
LZU-045 Blyth Olive Branch Napkin and Runner
The Beilschmiediatawa tree, also known as the Tawa tree is a native species in New Zealand. Inspired from the illustrations of Robert Blyth, we patterned leaves and stem over a canvas of white.
LZU-049 Merian Lavender Butterfly Napkin and Runner
LZU-050 Merian Limoncello Napkin and Runner
LZU-051 Merian Summer Mellon Napkin and Runner
CDA-013 Vallotton Caste Suzanne 22X22
Movements of Modernism
This fall we explored the world of Felix Vallotton in finding inspiration from portraits, genre paintings and landscape masterpieces. Each pillow is fully saturated in colors that conjure emotion. Patterns are created kaleidoscopically from Valloton’s subjects and find geometry in a pillow form. The result is a collection of pillows that not only offer pops of colour in luxurious finishes of sateen to velvet but also lets us delve into the settings and sentiments painted by Vallotton. In the above pillow, we patterned a remnant of a painting titled La Chaste Suzanne by Vallotton and created a surrealistic imagery over hues of purple. These along with matching throws and more will be on exhibit at High Point Market in October of 2019. Pillows are currently available for pre-sale on our wholesale website at poeticpillow.com.
CDA-015 Vallotton Gladiola 22X22
Bouquets of gladiolas in coral and lavender come alive as fireworks. This particular pillow is finished with a flange edging. Patterns are repeating on the back.
CDA-019 Vallotton Le Visite 22X22
Look carefully as the pattern on the Le Visite depicts lovers embracing in front of a settee.
CDA-017 Vallotton Jura 22X22
While colours have been exaggerated, this pillow was inspired from Vallotton's painting of the Jura Mountains.
CDA-016 Vallotton Homme et Femme 22X22
CDA-014 Vallotton Femme Asise 22X22
CDA-012 Vallotton Baigeneuse 22X22
CDA-023 Vallotton Tulip Mustard 22X22
CDA-018 Vallotton La Loire 22X22
In vibrant hues of gold and olive greens, this pillow was inspired from Vallotton's paintings of the Loire Valley in France.
CDA-024 Vallotton Honfleur 22X22
CDA-021 Vallotton Soleil 22X22
The warm rays of the sun are patterned diagonally on this velvet pillow.
CDA-020 Vallotton Purple Sunset Pillow 22X22
CDA-022 Vallotton Sommeil Pillow 22X22
Each Day A Life
By Robert William Service
I count each day a little life,
With birth and death complete;
I cloister it from care and strife
And keep it sane and sweet.
With eager eyes I greet the morn,
Exultant as a boy,
Knowing that I am newly born
To wonder and to joy.
And when the sunset splendours wane
And ripe for rest am I,
Knowing that I will live again,
Exultantly I die.
O that all Life were but a Day
Sunny and sweet and sane!
And that at Even I might say:
“I sleep to wake again.”
Paintings by Felix Vallotton are currently on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. His designs are most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements.
The following collection of pillows and accessories was inspired from the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany in his various mediums. Here, hand blown glass lamp shades and windows come to life in reflecting flowers through hues of light.
Using graphically applications, photos of Tiffany's works in stained glass have been adapted into a digital format and altered to reflect greater saturation, highlighting hues and creating contrast. Leveraging innovations in digital fabric printing, colours and patterns have been adapted digitally onto fabric.
Designs are conceived in our studios in Oakland, California. Fabric is printed and sewn in China. Each pillow is stuffed and shipped from Oakland, California.
NPA-019 Tiffany Magnolias Pillow
The original form of this work of art is in a stained glass window. Tiffany meticulously created the silhouette of magnolia blossoms and each bloom comes to life in shades of cream on a blue sky. This kidney sized pillow measures 10" inches by 16" inches. Art work is printed on the front and back on a silky poly satin. Covers are removable via an invisible zipper and machine washable in gentle cycle. A down and feather pillow insert is included.
NPA-019S1672 Tiffany Magnolias Scarf
The colours and patterns of Tiffany's magnolia stained glass inspired us to play and conjure patterns that displayed the beauty and artistry of stained glass art. With meticulousness Tiffany created silhouettes of blooms on trees that organically came to life. We patterned these stems and flowers and created a scarf that uniquely captures the vibrancy and spirit of Tiffany's work. Scarves are made of satin charmeuse and measure 16" inches by 72" inches. Each is hand-cut and sewn with a baby rolled finished hem. Scarves may be hand washed in cold water and are made one at a time in Canada.
NPA-020 Tiffany Irises Pillow | 10” X 16”
In this pillow, bearded irises come to life in moody hues of purple and aubergine. The original medium of this art is a stained glass window by Tiffany. The placement of the Irises and long sworded leaves conjure the works of Vincent Van Gogh in his study of Irises and self portrait.
NPA-020S1672 Tiffany Irises Scarf
NPA-014 Tiffany Wisteria Pillow | 10” X 16”
Wisteria blooms come to life in gradients of lavender in this Tiffany inspired design. The original work by Tiffany is a lampshade illuminated by light. Patterning the blooms and saturated the blue tones and reds gave dimension to our fabric.
NPA-014S1672 Tiffany Wisteria Scarf
Tiffany Grapevine Pillows
Grapevines with leaves in blue and green come alive in this pair of pillows. Shades of marine blue and olive green were accentuated and created a glowing effect.
Left: NPA-015 Tiffany Grapevine P1 Pillow | 14” X 14”
Right: NPA-016 Tiffany Blue Grapevine P2 Pillow | 14” X 14”
NPA-015S1672 Tiffany Grapevine Scarf
NPA-017 Tiffany Pointsettias Pillow | 10” X 16”
NPA-017S1672 Tiffany Pointsettias Scarf
NPA-018 Tiffany Lily Pillow | 14” X 14”
NPA-018S1672 Tiffany Lily Scarf
by Thomas Edward
The green elm with the one great bough of gold
Lets leaves into the grass slip, one by one, --
The short hill grass, the mushrooms small milk-white,
Harebell and scabious and tormentil,
That blackberry and gorse, in dew and sun,
Bow down to; and the wind travels too light
To shake the fallen birch leaves from the fern;
The gossamers wander at their own will.
At heavier steps than birds' the squirrels scold.
The rich scene has grown fresh again and new
As Spring and to the touch is not more cool
Than it is warm to the gaze; and now I might
As happy be as earth is beautiful,
Were I some other or with earth could turn
In alternation of violet and rose,
Harebell and snowdrop, at their season due,
And gorse that has no time not to be gay.
But if this be not happiness, -- who knows?
Some day I shall think this a happy day,
And this mood by the name of melancholy
Shall no more blackened and obscured be.
Our motto 'live poetically,' has no boundary in terms of rooms and space. We've expanded our designs to encompass the dining room and found beautiful applications in table runners and napkins. In Jan Davidsz de Heem's still life painting Vase of Flowers, we found beauty in the realism of flowers depicted. Bearded Irises, striated tulips, bumble bees and more come to life. The vibrancy of colours and movement of blossoms and foliage come to life on a background of mousse. For a lighter tone, Camille Pissarro's Pink Peonies captures the romanticism of impressionism in a bouquet of pink peonies. With care, blossoms were carefully cropped and hand placed in our napkins and table runners. Fabrics are silky soft satin and machine washable in cold gentle cycle. Come see these new pieces at NYNOW August 11-14, 2019 at the Javitz Convention Center booth 2770.
DLA-034-2020NMauri Tulip Napkin
DLA-034-2085RMauri Tulip Runner
DLA-035-2020NMauri Bouquet Napkin
DLA-035-2085RMauri Bouquet Runner
DLA-035-2020NMauri Bouquet Napkin
DLA-035-2085RMauri Bouquet Runner
CMI-002-2020NPissarro Peonies Napkin
CMI-002-2085RPissarro Peonies Runner
DLA-036 Melanie Blue Iris Square Pillow
22" X 22"
Fabric: Silky poly satin
Filling: Down and feather
A royal blue Iris stands out in this bouquet of flowers in this pillow inspired from a still life painting by Jan van Huysum titled Melanie de Comolera.
DLA-037 Comolera Coral Carnation Square Pillow
22" X 22"
Fabric: Silky poly satin
Filling: Down and feather
With detail and a masterful command of colour, Jan van Huysum brings to life carnations and wildflowers in this still life painting that has been adapted into our Comolera Coral Carnation pillow.
In intricate detail, an antique Persian rug comes to life in this long lumbar pillow. Using graphical applications, colours have been enhanced and patterns have been made on a white backdrop to create a whimsical design that graces the front and back of this pillow. Edges are finished with a 1" flange and a zipper is located in the back for inserts. SER-038-1632 Etemadi Large Rectangular Pillow 16”X32”
This pillow was inspired from the beautiful textile craft of carpet makers in Iran, specifcally in the Mashad region. Mashad carpets are part of the umbrella of Persian carpets and originate from Khorasand, Iran. Using graphical applications, colours have been accentuated and patterns have been mirrored to create a new pattern. This pillow is made with a brushed chenille velvet, is printed on the front and back, contains a flange edging and has a zipper on the back for inserts. SER-036-1632 Mashad Large Rectangular Pillow 16”X32”
Inspired from Persian rug design this Ambera pillow conjures shapes and patterns found in intricately handwoven carpets in Iran. Using graphical applications, colours have been adapted and patterns have been created to form this pillow. Designs are printed on the front and back on a brushed chenille velvet. Edges are flange finished and a zipper is located at the back for inserts. SER-037-1632 Ambera Large Rectangular Pillow 16”X32”
Jan Davidsz de Heem was born in Utrecht and first studied under his father David de Heem the Elder, and later under Balthasar van der Ast. His talent for creating meticulous still life paintings and portraits garnered him a sound reputation that commanded the highest prices for his paintings. Several of his paintings were actually works by his sons, or apprentices. He finished many paintings and signed them as his own. In this long dramatic lumbar, a marble cartouche holds a bouquet of sunflowers, fruits and creatures. DLA-033 Cartouche Sunflower Bouquet Pillow
This dyptich lumbar was inspired from the work of Jan Davidsz de Heem. In a style his own, flowers and creatures come alive in vibrant hues in de Heem's works. With careful inspection, each work reflected a fine attention to detail in its depiction of surroundings and the subjects. Note the striations of the centerpiece tulip and its juxtaposition to a midnight bearded iris and the masterful play of light in this still life bouquet. DLA-034 Mauritshuis Tulip Pillow
In the second part of this dyptich lumbar, Jan Davidsz de Heem captures a bouquet of flowers and fruit arranged in a bountiful manner to reflect the fruits of a harvest. Colours across the spectrum are vibrantly displayed in a realistic floral explosion. DLA-035 Mauritshuis Bouquet Pillow
In our Jana pillow, a bouquet originally drafted by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum captures the beauty of flowers arranged naturally in a bouquet. Capturing the season, real flowers were procured to model as still life subjects for each painting. CMI-027 Jana Square Pillow
Born in 1682 in Amsterdam, Jan van Huysum was trained by his father in the arts. His craft for drafting works, painting of still life and landscape evolved over time. In this Vana pillow, Van Huysum's hand in sketch conjures the realness of each bloom and captures the beauty of flowers arranged in an organic fashion. The overall colour tones are warmer, and yet subtler to portray the season of autumn. These drafted works of art were applied with vibrant jewel toned colours and became works of art in themselves. CMI-028 Vana Square Pillow
This diptych pillow was inspired from the artist Melanie de Comolera, who initially saw the work of Dutch still life Jan van Huysum in 1827 in London in the Henry Hope Collection in Cavendish Square. The work exemplifies van Huysum's attention to detail in portraying flowers, leaves, creatures in a honey toned setting. Note the detail of the terra cotta vase, and his study of flowers including Peonies, Roses, Carnations, An Iris, Anemones, Auriculas that make this bouquet a feast for the eyes. DLA-036 Comolera Coral Carnation Pillow
This diptych pillow was inspired from the artist Melanie de Comolera, who initially saw the work of Dutch still life Jan van Huysum in 1827 in London in the Henry Hope Collection in Cavendish Square. The work exemplifies van Huysum's attention to detail in portraying flowers, leaves, creatures in a honey toned setting. Note the detail of the terra cotta vase, and his study of flowers including Peonies, Roses, Carnations, An Iris, Anemones, Auriculas that make this bouquet a feast for the eyes. DLA-035 Melanie Blue Iris Pillow
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A room, a home, an office, a garden, any space that we inhabit can be made special by pillows. Decorative throws, pillow covers, and cushions, in all its possibilities can transform a space from ordinary to meaningful.