Why do Interior Designers need art museums? Museum exhibits feed our imagination, create connections to our client projects and ‘connect the dots’ to so many aspects of our daily work. And so was the case with the recent show at Bellevue Arts Museum by Isabelle de Borchgrave, A World of Paper, A World of Fashion: Isabelle de Borchgrave Meets Mariano Fortuny. I was and continue to be in awe.
Though I consider myself a ‘textologist’ (textile junkie), the exhibit was my introduction to Isabelle. The story goes that following a visit to the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1994, Isabelle dreamed up paper costumes. While keeping her brushes in hand and her paintings in mind, she worked on four big collections, all in paper and trompe l’œil, each of which set the scene for a very different world. Isabelle de Borchgrave has become a name that is readily associated with fashion and paper.
Well imagine my excitement when I discovered that the art museum magic of Isabelle de Borchgrave was now at my fingertips from Fabricut? From the website, “inspired by her love of textiles, history and fashion, Isabelle and Fabricut transform her dramatic, breathtaking paper costumes and original art into an eclectic offering of prints, wovens, embroideries and trimmings. The focus is on the global nature of Isabelle’s work from her Kaftan and Kimono series with a sprinkling of patterns inspired by her Fortuny collection.”
The global features of her collection become my personal ‘art museum’ that I can return to again and again as I add them to my inspiration images for projects. Are you ready to be inspired? Contact us at Faith Sheridan Design Group, 206.973.3743 and we will inspire your project.