History of Couleur Nature
While traveling through Rajasthan, India, Paris based designer Bruno Lamy was introduced to the age-old technique of hand-block printing, an art form passed down from generation to generation. Impressed and inspired by the unique beauty of hand-made textiles using this technique, Mr. Lamy returned to Paris and began creating a visually enticing array of Provencal-inspired linens that has become known as Couleur Nature. Sold throughout Europe and North American, Couleur Nature has quickly become a household must for the sophisticated consumer.
The art of hand-block printing is an intricate and extensive process with over 100 studied movements. The local craftsmen, who have preserved this ancient tradition, use hand-carved teakwood blocks to carefully apply layers of rich shades of dye reflecting the myriad of colors found in nature. The cloths are washed and dried after each new colour is applied; once all of the colours have been applied, the fabric is cut and stitched accordingly. Inherent to this artisan process, tones and finish vary, thereby guaranteeing a unique and beautiful collection of linens.
Couleur Nature table linens are offered in a vibrant assortment of designs and sizes that suit a wide-range of personal styles and occasions. The versatility of our designs allows the linens to be used on formal or casual table settings year-round and are suitable for everyday use.
Mr. Lamy has been designing textiles for over two decades and is continually inspired by the response of the U.S. consumer. As a result of the high demand and admiration for these linens, two new prints are introduced each season in various colour ways and are interchangeable with previously introduced patterns.
I am thrilled to share my discovery of this rich tradition with all of Europe and North America and hope you will enjoy the beauty and quality that is Couleur Nature.
Couleur Nature / Mas d' Ousvan collections are designed by Bruno Lamy in his Paris based studio. Designs are inspired by the rich French traditions of Provence as well as the delicately beautiful French countryside. Our signature designs embrace the beauty of various floral, fruit, and fauna prints in a variety of vibrant and sophisticated styles with a touch of whimsy.
The production facilities are located in Jaipur, India, a region known for its mystical climate and royal heritage. Jaipur is located in the northern region of India and is host to several well-established textile manufactures.
Couleur Nature/Mas d' Ousvan linens are made by hand using the ancient tradition of block printing, which has been passed down from generation to generation. Hand-carved blocks made from teakwood are used to apply a range of designs and vibrant coulours with more than 100 studied movements for each cloth. The cloth is then cut and stitched, creating a uniquely beautiful appearence.