Monday, October 22, 2012

Art deco tapestries from the Expo internationale 1925

There is still time to see the tapestry exhibit inspired by the 1925 Paris International Exhibit of  Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. The historic 1925 exhibit is well known for being the penicle of refinement in the applied arts of the day and was the very source of the denomination 'Art Deco' style.

photo: ©Alexia Bonhomme/Cité internationale de la tapisserie et de l'art tissé
 Pierre Lahalle, Bergère mahogony wool and silk

 Works by the famous and fashionable were brought together or designed specially for the spectacular occasion: ensembliers Sue et Mare, Jourdain, Ruhlmann as well as artistes Benedictus, Veber, Anquetin, Cappiello, and Vera all participated. They collaborated with the  Aubusson, Beauvais and, Gobelin workshops creating a great variety of woven productions in screens, wall hangings, rugs, and upholstry.

Today, for the first time since 1925, a large selection of these textiles are together once again at the Cité internationale de la tapisserie at Aubusson.