Il Fiore to add Lynn Chase dec pillows
Staff Staff -- Home Textiles Today, September 3, 2001
Elegant hand-painted decorative pillows designed by New York-based designer Lynn Chase are the newest offerings debuting for upscale decorative pillow manufacturer Il Fiore.
Il Fiore, based here, earlier this summer forged a licensing partnership with Chase. Artists at Il Fiore will hand-paint and sign up to eight of Chase's well-known and boldly colored Jaguar Jungle designs with acrylic paints onto black silk pillows for its introduction at the upcoming High Point market. The collection will be embellished chenille looped rouch and velveteen fabric.
More designs will be added and introduced at the New York Home Textiles Show in April, said Lori Blum, president of Il Fiore. "We hope that by April we'll have a total of four designs to offer," she added, "including [Chase's] Parrots of Paradise designs."
The Jaguar Jungle pillows are set to retail between $250 to $600 and target fine linen and upscale specialty stores.
"Lynn Chase's artwork is very beautiful and so well done," Blum said. "It's really perfect for our pillows."
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