IF YOU ARE A LONGTIME READER, you will know that here at This Is Glamorous, we are a little obsessed with Chinoiserie and with de Gournay in particular (see here). And as the story goes, the company was started by a young accountant in 1984, who was trying to restore some antique wallpaper in his family home and ended up not only forging, but dominating a niche in the high-end décor market. Always innovating, the company has recently teamed up with shoe label Aquazzura to create a new pattern which they called Amazonia, a design in standard design colours on custom pink painted Xuan paper.
According to Aquazzura’s founding designer, Edgardo Osorio, “I love interiors and I’ve always loved de Gournay wallpapers. The way I met them is that I have a room in de Gournay wallpaper at my house that was shot by a magazine, and they called me and said we should do something together … I’m obsessed with what they do, everything is customizable, everything is hand-painted. I’m Colombian, I love everything exotic, so I thought, why don’t we make a pink jungle.”
Yoyo Cao, one of Singapore’s most internationally recognised social media personalities and Aquazzura’s founding designer, Edgardo Osorio via WWD
de Gournay also officially opened the doors of its new San Francisco showroom on Wednesday 1st March, where their new tropical ‘Amazonia’ Chinoiserie wallpaper was installed on a custom blue Painted Xuan Paper ground.