Pintura Studio is pleased to announce the debut of their new secondary collection of hand printed fabrics, Kamofleur Kollection.
This exciting collection of designs began as a set of vintage Viennese stencils brought back to this country sometime in the postwar era and have been transformed into silk screens printed on silk, linen and cotton sateen as well as on Sunbrella outdoor fabric.
The first five designs in this new collection, Astrid, Benoit, Amadou, Delfina and Marisol are a mixture of geometrics and floral/nature motifs which have a fascinating geneaology.
In the late 19th century Japanese art and specifically Japanese dyeing stencils, called Katagami began to be collected in Vienna and other parts of Europe. One very famous collection was made accessible to students of the Vienna Workshops, which produced many textile designers through the 1920's, and where the renowned artist and textile designer Josef Hoffmann once taught.
Concurrently, stenciling was very popular during the Arts and Crafts movement all the way through the Art Noveau and Art Deco periods. The lively geometric elements of Benoit and the pure joyfulness of florals such as Delfina and Marisol reflect these wonderful design epochs which were translated into stencils and are now available to designers and architects as beautifully hand printed fabrics.