The Japanese decorative tradition is made of patterns drawn from nature: folliage, flowers, waves, clouds. Most
of the designs in the book are from Kawagami cut out stencils. Katagami is a textile decoration technique using washi paper, thin and resistant.
Booklet of 48 pages
Dimensions: 30 x 42 cm.
Each porte-folio contains 6 different designs of 8 pages each with a note of explanation about the theme.
The paper is thin and resistant and these sheets can be used to decorate a dinner table.
They can also be a source of material for scrapbooking.
Edited by Pepin press.
Pepin press is a publishing house based in Amsterdam. They create high quality art and design products.
The company grew out of Pepin van Roojen's one-man graphic design an book production in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which started in 1988, hence the Asian inspiration of the collection.
At Maison de Save, we appreciate the high artistic quality of these books as well as their pedagogy. These books display an abondance of drawings and designs and are a source of artistic inspiration for all ages.
Art Nouveau draws its name from the boutique "La maison de l'art nouveau" opened in Paris in 1895 by Samuel Bing, an antique dealer passionnate about Japanese art. The movement quickly spreads to all branches of decorative arts. An emblematic illustrator of the period is Alphonse Mucha, famous for its posters of the actress Sarah Bernhardt. Architects take advantage of new materials like steel and glass to imagine Parisian metro stations or the Tassel Hôtel from the architect Horta in Belgium, mixing an esthetic in "whiplash" with functionnalit