TROPICA is a breath of fresh island air, inspired by the layered style of the West Indies at the height of the 19th and 20th centuries. This English style effortlessly combined practicality with elegance. The airy, sunny climates offered a tropical environment where local materials, such as rattan, bamboo and teak were woven into interior spaces to enhance the exotic patterns which illustrated indigenous flora and fauna.
The hero of the collection is TROPICA, a bestselling Travers print first launched in 1997 that is newly revived from the archives. The collection is named for this celebrated print, composed of uniquely scaled tropical fruit and trees, originally hand painted with ink and tempera watercolor techniques.
The vastness of the sea, the drama of the mountains, the softness of a lake landscape, the security of a valley or the density of a forest.
It is not surprising that artists of all origins have always been fascinated by the experience of landscapes. In Europe, for example, landscape painting has been an independent art since the Renaissance and in Asian cultures dates back to the 6th century. In the 1980s the concept of Land Art was invented by artists who by using elements such as stone, wood, or pigments created a subjective interpretation of nature.
This collection is the result of a search for traces of this artistic exploration of nature through the sweeping view of landscape silhouettes and its very close and personal observation.
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