Alexandria and Alexandria Coor are two versatile jacquard fabrics. They will be a great choice for both upholstering furniture and sewing ornamental cushions or window decorations. The classic patterns based on stripes and the fleur-de-lys motif will go particularly well with traditionally styled interiors and as upholstery in stylised or referenced furniture.
Alexandria’s pattern and colours will match traditional interiors filled with stylised or referenced furniture. The fabric comes in six colour variants. In each of them, cream and golden beige are combined with a third colour: olive green, deep red, saturated blue, dark pink or cold brown. The blend with viscose makes the surface of the fabric slightly glossy, emphasising its elegant range of colours.
The additional, delicate stripes in a darker shade yield a gradient and three-dimensionality effect and the jacquard fleurs-de-lys form a subtle detail, emphasising the classic character of the fabric.
A coordinate fabric to Alexandria is Alexandria Coor. The latter is also embellished with the fleur-de-lys motif, regularly spaced on a monochromatic background. This royal emblem motif and classic colours would befit not only castle chambers, but most importantly any interior inspired with historical styles.
Alexandria Coor. comes in seven colour variants, corresponding with the colours of the Alexandria fabric. These are green, red, blue, pink, golden, brown and cream - each of them embellished with fine, golden fleurs-de-lys consistent with Alexandria’s pattern. Viscose fibres used in the fabric’s composition make the surface of Alexandria Coor. slightly glossy, underscoring its elegant colours and classic character.
The fleur-de-lys is a motif consisting in a heraldic charge of a stylised flower. Associated with the House of Bourbon, the motif was incorporated in the coat of arms of France for a long time. However, following the French Revolution it was discarded as a symbol of the old order. Today, it is still employed in the coat of arms of many French cities and regions, notably in that of Paris, as well as the flag of Canadian Quebec and the crest of the city of Florence. It is also featured in the Polish heraldry, e.g. in the crests of Bielsko-Biała and Nysa. Furthermore, the fleur-de-lys with three petals is a symbol of numerous ranger and scout organisations.