Artist and illustrator Victor Cadene designs two-dimensional decorative scenes which he cuts out and assembles into collages. More than the precision of the lines, what he seeks is the spontaneity of the composition and the emotions stirred by colour. He works with opulent, theatrical hues that range from exuberant to harmonious. A wealth of details can be found in his works, which reflect his passion for the decorative arts. The influence of baroque painting and the rococo style can be made out, along with Nabis and Matisse or Paul Poiret’s creations for Atelier Martine. His creations on paper afford an opportunity for a vast number of partnerships that allow him to explore the different processes of the decorative arts. He creates window displays and illustrations for Artcurial, Orient Express and Diptyque. He was recently invited to design rugs for Pinton, and fans for Duvelleroy. Every element in his atelier near Fontainebleau is crafted by hand, from the drawing to the colour, from cutting to gluing.
Since 1908, the legendary Maison Thevenon has cultivated the art of textile creation thanks to its incredible printed fabrics, based on four generations of traditional French textile production. The Maison’s collections are linked to well-known names in French design, including the likes of Victor Cadene, InkFabrik, Casa Lopez, Dorothée Meilichzon, François Bauchet, Leslie David, Nathalie Leté and many more besides. Chic prints, sophisticated jacquards, reworkings of Toile de Jouy, extraordinary embroidery, delicate monochrome fabrics and technical fabrics … Decorators, upholsterers, architects, luxury homes and official institutions all benefit from the varied repertoire of wonderful fabrics and the expertise of Thevenon to produce customised, made-to-measure designs. Above all, Thevenon is a family venture built up over the course of time with passion, full of memories of beautiful houses, familiar smells, lit fireplaces and Sunday lunches. It defends the love of things that are beautiful, of French savoir faire, of luxury which is not showy, for houses full of spirit where life is peaceful.
French Cliché conveys artists and craftsmanship to collaborate on collectible design objects. Artist and illustrator, Victor Cadène creates his own toile de Jouy. An ode to the Mediterranean laziness and a reference to orientalist painters, such as Ingres or Matisse. Maison Thévenon, has been dressing furniture and walls since 1890 with a unique textile know how. Victor Cadens drawing sublimate the woven fabrics. Shaped as a frame to portrait a room, the screen combines the artists exclusive textile to an interior decor piece.