Have you ever been to Merci in Paris? You know that lifestyle store that has a cult following from all over the world… which I guess Includes me!! Take a detour, you will be happy you did! For more info and more beautiful images… Check this out: Merci. Have you been?
The Cleveland Museum of Art came to us with with this scan.
It is a tapestry from the Byzantine Era and is over 1100 years old!! It is one of only two examples in the world today. Obviously it is severely damaged. What they wanted to do was recreate a piece, digitally, so the viewer could understand the complete design.
They also had scans of the one other fragment and we were tasked with combining them so that First2Print could print a piece on fabric for display in the museum.
Here is our finished piece. The other fragments coloration was different so we had to adjust the two to work together and we filled in some areas on one side with pieces from the opposite.
Here is a link to the piece at the museum, which you can actually order as a print if you are interest.
The High Point Furniture Market officially starts tomorrow and runs through Oct 22nd, but I had the chance to “sneak a peek” today and I wanted to share some “global greats” with you!
Excited to see many new companies exhibiting at The Market Square Suites. I look forward to my trend talk there tomorrow October 17th at 2:00 discussing “Taking the Indoors, Outdoors”. When we think of decorating our outdoor spaces we realize that we have so many great options today in furniture, accessories and fabrics!
Elaine Smith (indoor/outdoor)