Textiles: Jakob Schlaepfer
Since 1904, the Swiss firm Jakob Schlaepfer has produced couture fabrics for Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Marc Jacobs, and Prada, among others. However, last year the company created a collection of couture-worthy textiles specifically for the home. For Jakob Schlaepfer’s new Décor line, artistic director Michele Rondelli and his design team created 22 opulent patterns that offer all of the detail found in the company’s regular fabrics but have been adapted for use in the home. Standouts in the collection include Evaliia, with embroidered metallic flowers on delicate tulle; Gallina, featuring individual feathers hand-sewn onto tulle, each studded with a pearl or Swarovski crystal; Bojan, which is adorned with hand-embossed sequins densely overlapped like fish scales; and Amurpaille, a gold brocade woven with metallic thread, overprinted with a floral pattern, and covered in embossed clear sequins. The collection, available in the United States through Savel, is priced from $57 per yard for plain tulle to $690 per yard for the more intricate Bojan pattern.