The Design Library meet Bianchini-Férier; A Textile Acquisition

The Design Library

Has anyone heard of the Design Library?  It’s in Wappinger Falls, NY and it’s a place I have been meaning to visit for quite a long time but just can’t seem to get my act together enough to make it happen.   But now, more than ever, I need to find some time.

A quick background: “The Design Library’s business is the sale and licensing of antique, vintage, modern, and contemporary textile designs for the inspiration to the fashion, home furnishing, textile, wall covering, graphic arts, and paper products industries.

Anyway,  while browsing LinkedIn, I stumbled on the Design Library’s Group page and learned about it’s acquisition of a collection of textiles.  The collection ” just landed in [their] Hudson River Valley archive and is the heart of the remaining design assets from the Bianchini-Férier estate (French Design Studio).  It consists of designs spanning most of the 20th century. These designs manifest themselves in the form of exquisite jacquards, beautiful burnout velvets, printed clipped satins, printed fabrics and a treasure trove of late 20th century artist’s proofs and paper impressions.”  Early viewings of the collection will be available by the beginning of September.

So, yes, I am intrigued by the collection (I hope you are too) and it may just be the push I need to schedule an appointment and take a road trip to the ever-popular Wappinger Falls. 😉

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!