Old, muffled, softened, richly shaded. Carefully and modestly elaborated to embrace the patterns they emphasize.
The Kaki touch
Always present, timeless. Kaki is a new kind of beige: a color of endurance and strength. The ultimate stake of vegetal creations.
Our cloth combines linen’s solidity and cotton’s fluidity.
Weaved for us in Normandy, it is printed according to the traditions of the city of Lyon. We take particularly care of the processing of the different shades so that they will age harmoniously.
The irregularities of the linen’s threads are not a matter of chance. It gives each piece of textile its unique and authentic character.
Velvets of pure cotton and its colors under the unctuous softness.
Sacred and protective tree. Ornamental tree. The Earth was planted with gingkos over three hundred million years ago. Its name comes from Japan.
In the East, it is associated with longevity, a longevity to wish to others and to oneself. And in China, its bright red seeds, color of joy, are offered for happy events.
The Gingko is said to have survived to the Hiroshima bombing and today, it embellishes gardens, parks and avenues of the cities of the world.
Under the favourable auspices of half-linen’s beige cotton and natural linen the Gingko leaves sway and whirl. And these leaves have been quietly put together and reconstructed ; ruffled prints on soft, flowing and smooth cloth.
Full of multicoloured leaves and branches which, in autumn, start believing in the intensity of gold.
And there are also interlacing fans suspended in the air, that seem recollections of idealized trees.
Images of celebration, images of the year’s seasons rooted in patience and in the reassuring memory of trees. Ennobled through sophistication.
But, these are talismanic objects ; gentle, peaceful objects. Patchworks harmonizing brown wefts and beige cloth. Brushless paintings or written words.
Tracks and scumble, a slight sign of birds ; leaves and interlaces on indigo, crimson, and gilded walls ;
Or on the flowing and warm sand of a ruffled, printed, half-linen cloth. A spread-out softness of cotton and linen.
But, isn’t the tree’s shadow lovelier than the tree itself ?
Born in the Island of Madagascar and raised in France, designer Dominique Picquier is inspired by nature, especially trees, plants and leaves, such as the graceful gingko. She is fascinated by the interplay of light and shadow created by these forms.
Dominqiue Picquier studied textil and graphic design at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
After joining forces with her husband in a design and architecture agency she established her own brand to focus on textiles and décor. The collections embody her enthusiasm for color, shape and contrasts in a way that is both simple and sophisticated.