Vintage Hermes Bright Blue and Gold Silk Fabric and Irish Linen Cushion Pillow For Sale
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Vintage Hermes Bright Blue and Gold Silk Fabric and Irish Linen Cushion Pillow

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This cushion is a one-of-a-kind and part of a sustainability project. It has been created from an up-cycled, recycled luxury fabric, used with the intentions of promoting a more eco-friendly environment by using already existing materials. We both celebrate and cherish the past and take care with rare and precious vintage and antique materials. Through layers of carefully added backing the delicate fabric has been fortified for longevity and thus preserved. (the original designer/brand has been fully credited below) The ‘crème de la crème’ of scarves, this beauty is a one-of-a-kind custom-made luxury cushion (pillow) from an exquisite vintage silk celestial themed Hermes fashion scarf designed by Joachim Metz in 1994. Originally named as ‘Gloria Soli’, the pattern was reissued as ‘Carpe Diem’, an upbeat Latin aphorism meaning seize the day, and later again as ‘Gloria Soli’. In this particular cushion ‘Carpe Diem’ is proudly written across the front in an attractive beribboned scroll. It has been produced over the years in different color-ways but this one is particular striking, with a bold bright blue ground and rich red, yellow and sea green dials, not too mention the lavish gold decoration blazing out from the sun and throughout the rest of the print. The busy illustration depicts a happy sun in the middle, radiating multicolored beams, stylized rays, stars and the moon astrology, ornamental roman numerals depicting time, perhaps a partial sun dial, and an opulent marbled border detail. An all round happy piece, radiating positive energy, the sun even has a smile. On closer view one can see pretty flowers and wheat sheaves adoring the frame which sits upon the marbled boarder, seemingly alluding to a plentiful harvest, no doubt due to the blessing of spectacular weather. The ‘Hermes’ signature adorns the elaborate piece in a couple of places, most prominently at the lower front. Extra Markings: ‘C Hermes’ in faint yellow/gold on the top LHC, ‘J. Metz’ in black on the lower left hand side. The French company began in 1837 producing superior quality leather goods, harnesses and saddles, which makes sense that 100 years later the main theme on their luxury scarves is equestrian. Hermes scarves, known as ‘carre’ (squares), have become a symbol of French chic and are a highly desirable object across the globe that still continues to delight. Favoured by the ‘jet-setters’ of the 50s and 60s and gaining iconic status by Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and even Queen Elizabeth II. Quality twill silk with beautiful texture. It was made using the ‘Lyonnaise technique’ silk screen process with each of its frames traditionally laid one by one by hand (the more complex patterns can go up to 42). Before being carefully unraveled to create our cushion, the edge was delicately hand rolled and hemmed, a distinctive French style finish of all Hermes scarves. Backed in new 100% pure Irish linen, the aristocrat of textiles and certified by the Irish Linen Guild, lined in a layer of natural bamboo wadding, filled with new plush duck feather insert and a concealed zip. The traditional oatmeal color linen is a combination of the unbleached raw color of the natural flax plant on the weft intertwined with pristine white on the warp, resulting in a beautiful mottled effect. We also have a second one available, in absolute perfect condition. It has a separate listing as they would be shipped from different showroom where they are currently on display. A contemporary cushion (pillow) constructed with antique elements by using fragments of precious fabric. Handcrafted in Ireland By designer-maker Katie Larmour Color: Cream, ivory, beige, off-white, antique gold, yellow ochre, emerald green, bright blue, cobalt blue, turquoise, red, orange, brown, navy and rust.   

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  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • In the Style Of
    American Empire
  • Place of Origin
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 15.5 in. x W 15.5 in. x D 8 in.H 39.37 cm x W 39.37 cm x D 20.32 cm
  • Seller Location
    Great Britain, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU2074311393311
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