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Trade Only Furnishings Direct
Trade Only Furnishings Direct
We Carry Over 150,000 Patterns Of Textiles & Wallcoverings
Brunschwig and Fils FabricsZelina Comegys Brunschwig was born into the the state of Illinois, on Rock Island. She was a kindergarten teacher who specialized in helping support her mother and all of her sisters for fourteen years before she began attending the famous Parsons Design School to study the world of interior design. After her initial graduation, she had began to work at Mc Millen Inc. in 1929, she married her husband for life Captain Roger E. and joined his textile firm, Brunschwig & Fils Fabric Incorporated, initially as a stylist in the year of 1941. The firm of B & F was established in the year of 1891 by Achille, it initially started as a tapestry weaving mill in France, in Aubusson and Bohain. It was during World War II, her husband joined the names of the Free French Forces, and Zelina took the leading role as the company\\\'s main director of design, and she later became the vice president. Because she was determined to have the company\\\'s archival collection survive the turmoil, she worked relentlessly with many different American mills to try to substitute parachute cloth for actual silk and unbleached muslin for linen fabric to weave and print their designs without the need for French Imports. Under Brunschwig Fabric direct leader ship the actual company truly expanded to begin to offer wall coverings and trimmings after the initial war. During the year of 1946, Zelina worked with the well known Museum Of Modern Art in collaboration to create the first set of printed textiles exhibition and competition. The winner of the new competition would be chosen to be able to see their designs nation wide in nine teen stores, and win a grand total of one thousand dollars, furnished by herself. They generated huge interest, and two thousand four hundred and forty three designs were submitted. The winner of the first prize spot was Yvonne Delattre. Their fabric is of the highest quality known. B&F in 1951 was awarded the legion of honor by the French Government due to all of her contributions to the people of France after and during the initial war. Through out her work, made sure to emphasize the dire importance of history in working with period damasks, brocades, and toiles in modern interior design and home décor. After a series of spirited bidding against the real estate investment firm Sovereign Partners, Kravet has successfully come out as the winner of the brand auction. The Chapter 11 filing was announced by B & F on January 12, 2011 as a result of the financial impact of the recent years’ economic recession. For the past 111 years, the Peardon family owned and managed the company, which has showrooms in 21 cities, a Design Studio in the New York D&D Building, and international distribution in 24 countries. The company Kravet is expected to begin on operating the company business most likely by the end of this current month. This brand is well known for their diverse use of colors in the fabrics they produce, on top of high style, the quality is to match. It\\\'s not many other brands that operate on such a high standard as Brunschwig, especially now being operated by Kravet another huge name in their fabric industry. A fourth-generation family-run company, Kravet transformed from a small fabric house in 1918 to one of the world’s largest privately held distributors of fabrics and home furnishings with locations worldwide. Kravet also owns high-end brands Lee Jofa and GP&J Baker. Both companies B&F and Kravet intend on keeping the transition of ownership seamless, maintaining the quality of the original brand name while improving moving forward.