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The House of Scalamandré

Since 1929 Scalamandré has been considered a destination for connoisseurs of fine design and all things beautiful. Today The House of Scalamandré is proud to extend our legacy as both a ninety-year-old heritage brand, and an innovative new company, encompassing the very best in fabric, wallcovering, passementerie, furniture, and beyond.

The core brands of The House of Scalamandré include: Scalamandré, Old World Weavers, Grey Watkins, and Boris Kroll. Eleven diverse fabric and wallcovering brands, and two fine furniture lines add to our already extensive offering. Exceptional contract & hospitality, custom, and restoration services make us more than a destination for residential projects.

We maintain our strong commitment to the art and craftsmanship of the luxury products we present to the design community. Driven by a clear sense of integrity and the rich heritage of our brands, The House of Scalamandré celebrates our iconic designs with a focus on the current and future trends of the industry.

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Our Brands

SCALAMANDRE

Scalamandré is a heritage American textile brand rooted in luxury and high-end design since its inception in 1929. Founder Franco Scalamandre built his eponymous brand on the core values of craftsmanship, quality, and beauty that we continue to uphold. With a keen eye for detail, our vast offering of decorative fabric, wallcovering and passementerie offers a balance of trend and tradition relevant to today’s interiors.

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OLD WORLD WEAVERS

Drawing from global adventures and time spent exploring abroad, Iris Apfel brought her overseas inspiration to life and founded Old World Weavers in 1950. Today, Old World Weavers is considered one of the most respected luxury textile brands in the industry, and is known for its blend of sophisticated historical design, and an exotic, world travelled aesthetic. Remaining true to its foundation of beautiful design and standard in quality, Old World Weavers’ collections remain rich with history and adventure, while incorporating a unique and independent aesthetic, relevant to both the brand and contemporary trends.

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GREY WATKINS

Grey Watkins began her eponymous brand in 1980. Using her considerable industry experience Grey sought a traditional high-end approach to design, combined with a contemporary freshness in interpretation and palette. Today, we carry her transitional style to the next generation, incorporating a clean color palette and painterly sensibility. No matter the changing trends, nature is at the core of this special brand, and we continue to reference botanical and floral elements and colors. The Grey Watkins client is youthful in spirit and craves a more relaxed elegance.

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BORIS KROLL

For six decades, Boris Kroll was celebrated for distinctive collections of high-quality woven fabrics for the design industry. A self-taught weaver, Kroll was best known for combining advanced weaving technology with a bold color sensibility to create innovative contract and high performance jacquard-woven geometric patterns in intense hues. Today, the Boris Kroll brand continues its tradition of high performance and innovation in a range of woven textiles suitable for commercial and residential applications.

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Our Represented Brands




ALDECO

Aldeco Interior Fabrics is a dynamic and creative Portuguese brand that commercializes high-end interior fabrics, inspired by the world’s heritage and cultures.

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ALHAMBRA

Alhambra is a premier source of decorative fabrics from Spain. Their collections are the fruit of a constant exploration of the latest trends, development and design. Through inspiration, mixing textiles and colors, Alhambra creates a universe that fills your life with well-being.

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CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER

For nearly two centuries, Christian Fischbacher has been at the heart of the textile industry. A family-owned company based in Switzerland, Christian Fischbacher products are made for luxurious interiors with personality, and are created with great attention to detail, a deep-rooted passion for quality materials and a constant drive for creative innovation.

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COLONY

Based in the heart of Rome, Colony creates exquisite textiles for residential use. Specializing in lampas, brocades, velvets and silks, Colony’s designs bring new life to French and Italian textile traditions.

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JAMES HARE

Established as a woolen company in the United Kingdom, James Hare began with a foundation of experience and an understanding for the needs of the tailoring trade. Centuries later, James Hare has created an honorable reputation, recognized and favored by tastemakers and royalty alike. Having re-established itself as a silk merchant of both traditional and modern styles, today James Hare is considered Britain’s leading destination for luxury textiles.

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LELIÈVRE

Lelièvre, a family-owned company based in Paris, offers professional interior designers and architects a vast array of the finest quality textiles and wallcoverings, suitable for all types of interiors, whether residential or contract. Lelièvre collections feature bold color and innovative looks, from classical to contemporary, including collaborations with the fashion world.

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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER FOR LELIEVRE

A partnership with French house Lelièvre offering textile collections imbued with Jean Paul Gaultier’s signature and slightly irreverent sense of style. Incorporating prints from his most memorable runway designs, refreshed and recolored, Jean Paul Gaultier offers fashionable design with an edge, for interior spaces meant to leave an impact.

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MISSONI HOME WALLCOVERING

On the cutting edge of Italian fashion, Missoni’s multicolored aesthetic vision continues to influence the contemporary interior with bold, colorful wallcovering designs.

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NICOLETTE MAYER

Born with a natural eye and talent for design, Nicolette’s passion is evident for the complexities of wallcovering and fabric, texture and technology; fascination for creating timeless prints, that are classic, yet perfectly on-trend.

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SANDBERG

This Swedish design company is passionate about craftsmanship, and draws inspiration for design and color from the natural world and the Swedish landscape. Many of Sandberg’s designs pay homage to their Swedish historical and cultural heritage.

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TASSINARI & CHÂTEL

As silk weavers of Lyon with an enviable reputation for more than three centuries, Tassinari & Châtel combines technological innovation with traditional savoir-faire to create its exceptional silks. This renowned French fabric house’s textiles are among the most sumptuous, refined and sought-after in the world. Tassinari & Châtel is known for historic silk reproductions that span the centuries of design, from the Renaissance to Art Deco.

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SWAIM FURNITURE

For nearly a century, the brand Swaim has been synonymous with American luxury. Swaim has proudly hand-made all furniture in High Point, North Carolina by proven experienced artisans. Each piece produced is the result of a unique convergence of personality, passion, design, and quality. Such great attention to detail and high level of craftsmanship is what has given Swaim the reputation as the go to brand for the best tailoring, timeless design, and highest quality products available.
Not carried in: Hollywood, FL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA.

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TOMLINSON FURNITURE

Based out of High Point, North Carolina, Tomlinson is a leader in the upholstered furniture industry, crafting treasured pieces one can find in some of the world’s finest homes. Directional, Tomlinson, and Carter are three varying divisions offered under the Tomlinson roof and provide countless selection to match everyone’s taste.
Not carried in: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; and Washington, DC.

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HOULÈS

Houlès offers an extensive selection of high-end fabrics, wallcoverings and trimmings to suit all interiors. Classic collections, often inspired by archive documents and history, are given a fresh look while more contemporary collections boast graphic, artistic patterns and details. The Houlés story continues forward with passion and ambition, as well as a strong sense of appreciation and celebration for the past 85 years.
Only carried in: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Hollywood, FL; Los Angeles, CA; and Philadelphia, PA.

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