Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Soleiada - Beautiful Bright French Country Fabric

I have enjoyed researching Belgian Design and find delight in the work of Belgian Designer Luc Vincent . Finding these Olive Oil Cans he designed for Souleiada led me on an interesting journey. Frommer's review speaks about Souleiada in Paris like this... "This is the only Paris branch of one of Provence's most successful purveyors of the bright fabrics and thick pottery of France's southern tier. Fabrics are measured out by scissors-wielding saleswomen and then sold by the meter for seamstresses to whip into curtains, tablecloths, or whatever."
Take a look at the Souleiada Web Sight and find out about their museum. I just love these printing images from the past:
If you can understand French - or want to try Google Translate - read more about the Souleiada Museum here!


janine de waal said...

Sjoe I love the beautiful designs on the olive oil tins!

Jesse said...

Ooh, block printing! I'm going to soldier through the google translation.

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

Great photos!