Q&A With Design Director Sarah Williamson
Is there anything else designers should know about the Hearst Castle collection?
Pindler has been so fortunate over the past 23+ years to be given access to the vast and diverse collections and archives of decorative arts collected by William Randolph Hearst. We are very excited for this new collection to launch and to continue telling the story of Hearst’s passion for all things beautiful. We are also very proud to say a portion of the proceeds from this collection goes to the preservation of the property, which is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the areas of historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts.
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Renacimiento was inspired by an ornate wood carving found in the lower South Duplex Suite. The Duplex Suites were designed by Julia Morgan to accommodate more of Hearst’s guests in Casa Grande. Our interpretation of the carving work was translated into a beautiful, large scale, floral design that is embroidered on a wool blended felt ground cloth.
Provenca is an embroidered, and corded, damask design on a linen blended ground cloth. The motif of our interpretation was inspired by the bedspread found in Casa Del Mar, and the embroidery technique and colorations were influenced by the beautiful flowers in the gardens around it.
Hojas was inspired by the bounty of fuchsia that is planted along the esplanade that encircles Casa Grande. This inspiration was translated into a full coverage foliage design, that is embroidered on a linen blended ground cloth, and features a beautiful ombre of color.
Fiorito was inspired by the floral shade of a gilded lamp found in the sitting room of Casa del Sol. Fiorito is a classically elegant floral frame design, embroidered on a natural colored ground. The detailed embroidery showcases striking multi-colored colorways.
Alameda was inspired by an armchair found in one of the Doge’s Suite bedrooms. The framed floral design of the woven chair fabric was translated into a new embroidery design, that features various techniques on a sateen ground cloth, and has both fresh and traditional multi-colored colorways.
Terrazza was inspired by the geometric wood carving on the fascia of a desk found in a bedroom in the North Wing of Casa Grande. The carving was translated into a midscale design, which is embroidered on a faux silk ground, and that harmonizes back to the various new large-scale embroideries.
Ferronerie was inspired by the magnificent iron work featured on the front entrance of Casa Del Mar. This grand design translates seamlessly to a jacquard velvet quality, which makes a dramatic statement in rich colorways. Ferronerie meets 30,000 double rubs and is offered in four colorways.
Esplanade was inspired by the carefully laid flooring in the east vestibule of the Morning Room, in Casa Grande. This mosaic stonework has been translated into a printed design on a textural linen blended ground cloth, which gives it a truly woven appearance. Esplanade meets 25,00 double rubs and is offered in three colorways.
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