Clarence House: The Art of the Textile by Kazumi Yoshida
This lavish book presents the distinguished fabrics of Clarence House, one of the world’s most renowned textile houses, with inspiring applications for interiors. For the past fifty years Clarence House, founded by Robin Roberts in 1961, has been infusing the textile industry with luxurious and inventive fabrics. From Mark Hampton to Robert Couturier to Charlotte Moss, interior designers have long relied on the firm’s superb fabrics to add just the right note to their decorating schemes. This book presents some of the most imaginative textiles available today and provides an array of inspirational fabric applications and ingenious choices for upholstering furniture, creating dreamy window treatments, and adding finishing touches such as tassels and other trims. The heart of the book, however, illuminates Kazumi Yoshida's creative process and his ideas for use of fabrics in the home. Whether he is interpreting historical documents or drawing in the studio he is always concocting modernist abstractions, contemporary prints, or new interpretations of eighteenth-century patterns.
Kazumi Yoshida has been the design director for Clarence House since 1981. Francois Halard is an acclaimed photographer who has contributed to numerous lifestyle publications and books. Jacopo Etro oversees Etro’s fabrics division and supervises the company’s Home Collection. Pierre-Alexis Dumas is the artistic director of Hermes. Bob Appelbaum is the president of Clarence House. Sabine Rothman is the style director of House Beautiful.