The Broccato Papers from Farrow & Ball might be celebrating their first anniversary next month, but we thought they deserved a look. The six papers were inspired by the Italian Renaissance period, and include three ornamental patterns derived from rich decorative fabrics featured in 14th and 15th century Renaissance paintings housed at The National Gallery, London. The other three patterns were designed by extrapolating an element from the first group, to create a complementary "suite" - in an adjacent room, perhaps. All six feature ornate symmetrical floral and fruit motifs, available in ten colorways, from traditional color schemes to modern metallics. Brocade Stripe is pictured above.
Crivelli Rose is a classic brocade pattern, featuring extravagant plumes of oak tree and acorn motifs in majestic rosettes linked by intricate wheat-inspired trellising.
The corresponding design, Crivelli Trellis is a simple and delicate wheat-detailed trellis:
Brocade is an elegant design with gothic influence and elaborate detailing of ornate floral, thistle and leaf motifs.
Renaissance is an enchanting pictorial print bursting with sunflowers, birds and fine botanical detailing.
The corresponding design, Renaissance Leaves is a delightful pattern with a frivolous feeling, featuring gently tumbling oak-shaped leaves.
Stop by the DDB (Suite 1519) and pick up a dose of Italy, via England.