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PaperCity Houston November 2023

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Through the Looking Glass N ow you can live in John Derian's wonderland world of intriguing 18th- and 19th-century prints. His latest collection of fabric and wallpaper for Designers Guild, Picture Book III, debuted this fall. Derian's childhood obsession with printed matter resulted in the founding of his New York City studio in 1989, which offered decoupaged glass plates, trays, bowls, and other home objects that quickly became coveted items in well-designed homes across the world. For his fabrics and wallpapers, flowers, exotic birds, fauna, butterflies, and botanical studies pulled from his extensive archive of historical prints are printed on subtly slubbed textural cottons and coordinating wallpapers and scenic panels. A stunning peacock, perched among trailing leaves and flowers, originated as a set of hand-painted screens from his studio, resulting in Peacock Toile. The artfully rendered oranges, lemons, pears, and blossoms with flowing leaves in Orchard Fruits were pulled from Derian's extensive botanical illustration archive. To the trade at ID Collection. Anne Lee Phillips Clockwise from top left: John Derian X Designer's Guild Peacock Toile wallpaper Peacock Toile Orchard Fruits Orchard Fruits wallpaper 58

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