“What we love about toiles is that they are traditional designs that have stood the test of time. All we have really done is re-interpret them so that they speak to us more directly in the present.”
(Paul Simmons, Timorous Beasties)
Almost exclusively rural in setting, mid- to late-18th century toiles broadcast imagery of diverse subjects and scenes – bucolic idealism, moral abandon, and even contemporary warfare. By reversing the pastoral context, we have transformed the traditional toile device to create an exclusively modern urban genre with a balance of architectural, human, and floral pattern repeats.
The New York Toile will be launched on the 13th September 2012 at the Ted Boerner Showroom in New York.