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This newsletter is written in order to spread experiences within the topic of historic textiles and reconstructions. Our ambition is to amuse you and stimulate interest in the 18th Century. Durán Textiles, who is mainly working with museum collections and Royal Castles, was founded in 2002 by CEO and production manager Laila Durán, with co-worker artist Torkel Henriksson who is doing the artworks and preparing the designs for production. Our production is done mostly in India supervised by Duran Textiles inspectors. 
- The articles are mainly written by Laila Durán but we also have help from colleagues and specialists from several museums and universities.  In the future this newsletter will be distributed four times a year and is free of charge. We hope you will enjoy our stories and offers and help us to spread the letter to friends and colleagues. Contact:

Detta nyhetsbrev skrivs för att sprida erfarenheter inom ämnet rekonstruktioner av historiska textiler och 1700-talet. Ambitionen är att roa och stimulera intresset. Durán Textiles har varit verksamt sedan 2002 och arbetar med projekt för Kungliga Slott och museisamlingar i hela Skandinavien. Laila Durán är VD och projektledare, Torkel Henriksson arbetar med originalen och alla förlagor för tryck och väv. På plats i Indien, där de flesta av tygerna produceras, finns Durán Textiles egna inspektörer.
- Artiklarna skrivs huvudsakligen av Laila Durán men vi får även hjälp av kollegor och specialister från olika muséer och universitet.  Nyhetsbrevet kommer i fortsättningen att komma ut fyra gånger per år och är helt kostnadsfritt. Vi hoppas ni ska uppskatta våra artiklar och erbjudanden och även sprida informationen vidare till Era vänner. Kontakt:



18th century furniture reconstructed. 

In cooperation with the cabinet-maker company S O Larsson Stilmöbler, Durán Textiles presents some of the most beautiful and renowned 18th century period furniture dressed with silks and printed cottons from our historic collection. Ingela Ryhede, furniture decorator, interior decorator and conservator, has painted them in linseed oil paint in nuances modelled from original furniture.

The Gripsholm arm chair with footstool is painted in bluish green. The bottom is covered with the silk damask FLORA, originally imported by the East Indian Trade Company. The cushions are made from the hand printed cotton PUNICA reproduced from a quilted blanket in the Chevalier’s Wing at Gripsholm Castle.

The Gripsholm arm chair is named after Gripsholm Castle at the lake Mälaren, in central Sweden. King Gustavus III decided in the 1770ies to make this into his winter residence and made extensive renovations of the old castle. In 1781 to 1782 the the Chevalier’s Wing was build and furnished, including 16 rooms for the courtiers and 12 rooms for the ladies-in waitng. The rooms were all equipped in the same manner with painted walls, plain furniture and cotton textiles. An arm chair, in the 18th century called a bergère, with footstool and cushions in checkered or printed cotton was placed in each of the ladies’ rooms. The elegant simplicity of the interior had economical reasons, and the courtiers who were accustomed to wall coverings of damask, gilded furniture and silk upholstery, did not appreciate the stay at Gripsholm. Today, however, the Chevalier’s Wing is known as one of the most beautiful Swedish interiors of the 18th century.

The Neoclassic chairs and writing-table are painted in an opaque black oil paint and dressed in the printed cotton PUMPA modelled after a Swedish print from the 1740-ies.

This neoclassic chair has carved decorations, yellow ochre oil paint and is dressed with the embroidered silk TULIP, which is modelled after a silk woven at Spitalfields outside London in the mid 18th century. The back of the rest is covered with the block printed cotton LINNEA, originally printed at Tobias Lang’s manufactory in Visby 1784-1836. Similar printed cotton was used as bed curtains in one of the rooms of the Chevalier’s Wing at Gripsholm Castle.

Ingela Ryhede Inredningar och Verkstad, Stockholm.



S O Larsson Stilmöbler is a traditional cabinet-maker.

The Gripsholm arm chair is painted in bluish green. The bottom is covered with the silk damask FLORA, originally imported by the East Indian Trade Company.

This Baroque chair in a style from the first half of the 18th century is painted with English red oil paint. The seat is dressed in the silk droguet KONVALJ, reproduced from a silk woven in Stockholm 1764.

L’Encyclopédie des arts et des métiers edited 1751-72 by Diderot et D’Alembert.

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