Toile de Jouy – A Story By Faux
"Toile de Jouy", sometimes abbreviated to simply "toile", is a type of decorating pattern consisting of a white or off-white background on which a repeated pattern depicting a fairly complex scene, generally of a pastoral theme such as a couple having a picnic by a lake or an arrangement of flowers. The pattern portion consists of a single color, most often black, dark red, or blue. Greens, browns, and magenta toile patterns are less common, but not unheard of. Toile is most associated...
The Origins of The Willow Pattern and its Reinvention by Faux
The Willow Pattern is a distinctive and elaborate chinoiserie pattern used on ceramics, fabrics and wallpapers. It became popular at the end of the 18th century when art and design in the form of silk, lacquerware and delicately painted porcelain began arriving in Britain from China. Britons became enamoured with the exotic aesthetic of what was considered a mysterious, far-away land. English ceramics artists combined and adapted motifs inspired by fashionable hand-painted blue-and-white...
Fine bone china, Fine china, Porcelain, a comparative study by Faux
Fine bone china, fine china, porcelain: What’s the difference? They can often look very similar, but there’s a definite difference in what they are made from. Fine bone china is, as the name suggests, made from bone—cow bone in particular. The same production processes are used in making fine china, but without the bone content. Porcelain is created in much the same way, but it’s fired at a higher temperature.
Faux Corporate Gift for Hong Kong Trade Development Council's 'Think Global, Think Hong Kong' event in Tokyo
Congratulations to the amazing artist Mariko Jesse who redesigned Faux's Hong Kong Toile into a hybrid Hong Kong/Japanese pattern for a ceramic gift at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's 'Think Global, Think Hong Kong' event in Tokyo. Mariko's original design was referred to as a symbolic connection between Hong Kong and Japan's culture and trade. We are so proud!
TOILE DE JOUY
“Toile de Jouy”, sometimes abbreviated to simply “toile”, is a type of decorating pattern consisting of a white or off-white background on which a repeated pattern depicting a fairly complex scene, generally of a pastoral theme such as a couple having a picnic by a lake or an arrangement of flowers.
WARMING WINTER HOME DECOR CONSIDERATIONS
Each season, Faux has something new to offer. Hong Kong’s boutique design house combines the finest materials nature has to offer with original designs and exceptional craftsmanship to create gorgeous homeware and lifestyle products. These include rugs, throws, cushions, fabrics, beanbags, tableware, lighting and lifestyle accessories and much m