- This collection is based on traditional French Savonneries, Aubussons and Tapestries and designed by Renaissance of New York.
In 1989 Renaissance began capturing the spirit of antique Aubussons, Savonneries and Tapestries by reviving original designs from the days of Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV.
The flat weave Aubusson rugs with rendered motifs in an array of colour palettes of soft hints to brilliant tones are all hand woven as they would have been in the seventeenth century. These rugs were originally commissioned by kings and were woven in the French town of Aubsusson where the collection received its name. Today, Renaissance recreates these weavings with unparalleled craftsmanship, utilizing the original French techniques in their workshops in China.
Cut pile Savonnerie carpets are a replication of the French High Renaissance where prestige and value of oriental carpets prompted the beginning of court weaving workshops. In the mid 17th Century the most famous of these was La Savonnerie who used to work mainly for the royal garde-meuble, which was in charge of Palace furnishings.
Nowadays, Each Savonnerie created by Renaissance is woven based on original handpainted artwork and is meticulously hand-woven under the supervision of master designer Philippe Hecquet.
Tapestry has kept its value as a significant element in decoration throughout history. The hand woven technique stands alone in its uniqueness of texture. Countless kings and emperors commissioned weavers to create unique tapestries to furnish their palaces. In Greek society, tapestries were displayed in homes and lavish halls of the most affluent. Medieval knights seized tapestries as prized spoils of war.
Today, most of these hand-loomed gems are found only in the world's most prestigious museums or among the treasured possessions of private collectors. Yet, Renaissance has now made once inaccessible hand woven tapestries accessible to all.