Fortuny - Thomas
Size: 59 x 39cm
Front: Fortuny hand printed cotton
Fortuny metallic, cotton printed front in copper and silver, with a contrasting deep copper piqué silk back finished with piqué silk piping.
Fortuny was a Spanish born artist who made his fame in Venice. He took ornamental motifs and reinterpreted them in a modern decorative style. Fortuny drew decorative models and designs from precious Renaissance velvets and from fabrics from exotic cultures. His residence, the Plazzo Fortuny, is now a museum that is well worth the visit in San Marco.
Fortuny fabrics have been made since the 1900’s in Venice, and their method is still a closely guarded secret. The handmade technique for producing this extraordinary fabric is probably by a wax release method. They produce very limited amounts of this remarkable material, and we are delighted to use them in our cushions.
Why we love it:
Our Fortuny metallics range has wonderful depth due to the use of real metals in the design. This subtle metallic cushion is made by applying a fine layer of metal powder with a fixative on the screen. The principle is very simple, gold powder gives gold colour, silver for silver and so on. The magic happens with time. As the years go by, the metals mellow and mature. Gold softens, copper becomes richer, and silver ages. We have complemented the copper and silver in the design with with a contrasting deep copper piqué silk back finished with piqué silk piping.
Works well with:
Our Fortuny metallics are a great way to introduce coppers and silvers to a room or complement metallic accents. Due to its sheen, it works well on matt backgrounds such as cotton and wool. This versatile cushion works well with creams, browns and golds as well as with our other Fortuny metallic cushions and our other old gold and copper plain cushions.
Doesn’t work with:
This subtle design should be left to shine on its own or with similar fine detailing in other fabrics. It will be overpowered by leathers and bright colours. It does work brilliantly with our other Fortuny metallic designs, to create a cohesive mix of colours with a consistent design.
Cushion and Pad Options:
This cushion cover is available on its own, or with a choice of two high quality pads that work to give a full, supportive and comfortable filling for your cushion cover of choice. When you select a pad, the cushion will arrive beautifully boxed and gift-wrapped:
- Standard pad made with a 15% duck down and 85% feather mix - £15.00 extra
- Luxury pad made with a 50% duck down and 50% feather mix - £30.00 extra
Delivery and availability:
Available today for delivery within working 5 days. For express or international deliveries, please get in touch.