Cole & Son - Mariinsky Damask - Carmen in Charcoal108/2010
An ornate and graceful scrollwork damask wallpaper, screen printed using a subtle flecked metallic ink on soft chalky grounds of old olive green, charcoal, grey, cream and mole, Carmen, takes its name from the well-known French opera by Georges Bizet. The design dates from 19th century France and based on its pattern repeat, almost certainly originated from a silk weaving mill, probably around Lyon. It is produced here on a 68.5cm roll.
This collection features an exciting and original interpretation of historical wallpaper designs which celebrate the drama and occasion of the theatre, opera and ballet. Featuring a host of damask patterns, this ornamental and decorative collection with its classical detail, rich colouring and elegant proportions, contains ten stunning designs, each paying homage to celebrated stars of the stage and to iconic theatres from around the world.