COLLECTION CLUB by WILMOTTE
The CLUB by Wilmotte Collection was born of a dialogue between two French sensibilities and two French skills. One : traditional, artisanal and secular ; the other: architectural, visionary and contemporary. Through this textile range, Le Jacquard Français and the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte have joined forces to promote the heritage of excellence present in France by leaving their mark through time.
An exclusive collaboration
Inspired by the architectural structures of his own buildings, Jean Michel Wilmotte retranscribes the lines of the frameworks with force on the fabric. In love with the material, passionate about French know-how, the architect’s vocabulary comes to life and the weaving resembles a sketchbook. With its pure and contemporary lines, the collection invites to gather around a beautiful table with a singular identity.
Jean-Michel Wilmotte is an architect, urban planner and designer, and a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts since 2015. Born in 1948 in Soissons (France) and a graduate of the Ecole Camondo (Paris) in interior architecture, he founded Wilmotte & Associés in 1975, an architectural firm that, with its design studio Wilmotte & Industries, now brings together 250 architects, urban planners, designers, museographers and interior architects of 27 nationalities in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Senegal and South Korea. From Dallas to Seoul, via Moscow, Dakar and São Paulo, Jean-Michel Wilmotte and his teams have been crisscrossing the world for over 45 years, placing people, their cultures and their stories at the heart of their creations.
Whatever the project, from the simplest to the most spectacular, they develop an approach that is both innovativeand responsible, with particular attention to materials, light, finishes and vegetation, always respecting the site and its history. The research around Jacquard was nourished by the identity of the architect, his artistic sensibility but also his chromatic universe. He naturally revived the French art of weaving, which he had already invested in passionately in the 1980s and of which he has mastered all the technical aspects and language.
Le Jacquard Français has put all its know-how at the service of this collection, from the choice of the raw material to the making of the products. One year of work and eleven steps were necessary to develop these refined products. The designs are woven on Jacquard looms. This complex technique allows a multitude of effects and patterns to be combined in the same fabric. The yarns used here are called «twisted» (made up of two intertwined threads), they bring hold and texture to the fabric. These threads are a mixture of cotton and linen, the linen bringing an authentic irregularity to the fabric. The products have about 27 threads per cm, which guarantees a durable quality over time.
Because confidence in our products is paramount, this collection has been awarded the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 label (which guarantees a limited and strictly controlled use of substances hazardous to health and the environment at all stages of processing). All products are woven in our factory in the Vosges and have been specifically developed, in particular the round placemats, a piece produced for the first time in our collection.
The requirement of architecture, at the service of innovation!