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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: www.durantextiles.com

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: www.durantextiles.com


 

 

Modern furniture dressed in historic fabric. 
By Martin Ciszuk, photo: Laila Durán.

At the FORMEX commercial fair in January 2010 Durán Textiles presented cooperation with the company Nils Holger Inredning och Design - Nils Holger Interior and Design. A pair of wing chairs with matching footstools was dressed in two of the most popular designs from our historic textile collection: KULLA and RANKA. For this production the designs were printed on a heavier cotton fabric which is wearable, pliable and well fitted for furnishing. The several hundred years old large scale designs in bright colors are well suited to be combined with modern furniture. The blend of tradition and innovation makes the wing chairs into exiting and inviting furniture in a distinguished home furnishing.

Wing chair with matching footstool dressed in the hand printed cotton KULLA. This design is still connected with the colorful flower motifs in Swedish rural rococo and peasant art. The original is a girl’s bonnet from Bjuråker, Hälsingland in the collection of Skansens Klädkammare - the Costume Department of the open air ethnographical museum in Stockholm. This block printed design with hand painted details has its origin in the 18th century, but was printed in Sweden during the 19th century.

Wing chair with matching footstool dressed in the printed cotton RANKA, hand printed with painted details. This print has a typical rococo design inspired by the Indian painted cottons which were very popular in Europe in the beginning of the 18th century. The original is a sample print on paper, preserved in the Anders Berch collection in Nordiska Museet - the Swedish Ethnographical Museum in Stockholm. A written note tells that the design was delivered 1748 to the cotton printer named de Broen, who had his manufacture in Sickla in the outskirts of Stockholm.
The wing chairs are now exhibited in the combined shop and show room at Birger Jarlsgatan 114, in central Stockholm. They are made by order and it is also possible to have them dressed in other designs from Durán Textiles historic collection.
Visit also the company’s home page: www.nilsholger.se

 

 

 

 

 

 

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