Diptyque Home Décor launches the colorful Artist’s Palette collection
The Diptyque Home Décor collection expands with an artist-inspired new range of tableware and wallpaper designs
Diptyque, the Parisian maison that celebrated its 60th anniversary last year with the launch of Diptyque Home Décor, continues its expansion into homewares with a new table collection called Artist’s Palette.
The brand has also introduced a nice range of wallpaper designs.
Diptyque Home Décor draws from an enviably rich artistic heritage; The Maison has an archive of drawings and designs dating back to the early days of the original Diptyque shop in the 1960s at 34 Boulevard St. Germain – a bazaar of treasures that functioned as a creative salon of sorts, welcoming a diverse clientele was called and inspired from the literary and artistic world.
The three talented founders – Christiane Montadre-Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet and Yves Coueslant – were a decorator, a painter and a designer who worked together and have built an impressive library of artworks, patterns and designs, some of which are currently listed in the collections of the Museum of Applied Arts in Paris.
The Diptyque brand has become the expression of a particular style and mood – one of sophisticated chic and sensual pleasure. After all, this is the brand that heralded our now ingrained appreciation for the world of fragrances and scented objects such as luxury candles that have become a part of the art of living. The Home Décor collections offer an opportunity to delve further into Diptyque’s unique sensual world, the brand’s distinctive aesthetic, which now pervades tabletops and walls in an opulent variety of textures and materials.
The new Artists Palette range is available as a permanent collection that links up with previously released tableware lines such as Basile. In contrast to the monochromatic lines and curves of the latter, Artists Palette presents a lush palette of beautiful azure blues and soft greens dancing playfully across vases, crockery, glasses and trays. The collections complement each other and can be combined to create unique and spectacular tablescapes.
The new wallpaper designs are just as inspiring. They draw on the extraordinary archive of the Maison with fantastic effect. Its traditional patterns are beautifully rendered: ‘Pretorian’ features the distinctive ovals, reminiscent of the shape of ancient Roman shields, while the black and white ‘Basile’ design offers bold drama.
The wallcovering range is theatrical and sometimes unexpected, with a rich choice of patterns and tones. There are three panoramic wallpaper patterns (Landscape, Les Lilas, Jardin Clos) inspired by Desmond Knox-Leet’s travelogues and pointillist sketches.
With sustainability in mind, the Maison has opted for a digital printing technique on non-woven wallpaper instead of fabric, using cutting-edge contemporary techniques that allow for the utmost precision in printing.
Diptyque’s foray into wall decor offers a fabulous journey through its history and into its present-day incarnation as a titan of style. §