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It’s all about Boucle this Autumn

With two ski chalet projects this year, soft textural fabrics are really on our mind. But even without these two Alpine projects, we’ve noticed the trend for soft luxurious faux fur and textural wool boucle. We love this wonderful pair of Danish mid-century cabinet maker lounge chairs in Anton and K,  designed in the manner of Fritz Hanssen, produced in Denmark in the 1940s and recently re-upholstered in luxurious honey coloured very soft sheepskin.  We have seen other boucle contemporary chairs in Autumn collections at Conran and Skandium, and  a particular favourite is the chair above, from Chelsea Textiles, which we spotted in their fabulous showroom on Pimlico Road.

It is covered in Cartree in whisper, a luxuriously soft bouclé (French for loop) which gets its soft texture from the high Alpaca and wool content.  Characterised by its large loose and soft loops, Cartree is a highly tactile and warm bouclé.

We are using boucle on side chairs, armchairs, as cushions and throws. The perfect texture as we look to autumn – it’s sumptuous, decadent and versatile, working in various spaces, from the sitting room to the snug, the party barn and the ski chalet. 

In a previous penthouse project in the City of London, we covered this design classic, the Lassen Tired Man Armchair – a design from Copenhagen dating from the 1930’s and upholstered in soft grey sheepskin to create a space for relaxation and contemplation. The chair was designed by Flemming Lassen and in his own words, one should be “as warm and safe as a polar bear cub in the arms of its mother in the middle of the ice cap”. His aim for this piece of furniture was to invoke domestic cosiness and socialising by candlelight.  This grey sheepskin is the perfect texture and tone to compliment the design of the chair and to work within a contemporary scheme.

For an informal chat with Lucy about a project please contact the Studio at lucy@lucymarshinteriors.com