Rinck & Thevenon

The inspiration for the Rinck x Thevenon and Amarante collections, jointly imagined by the Rinck de-sign studio, was the amalgamation of a number of company archives.

From the cubist wallpaper unearthed in a 1930s magazine to the panel in églomisé glass that Rinck presented at the 1939 New York World Fair’s to the marquetry friezes found on Rinck-crafted desks. A common thread wove itself around and through these inspirations: a determination to make nature a vital unifying theme.

The collection features rhythms, patterns, materials, and ornamentation inspired by nature, bringing the delicate sensitivity of the outdoors into our day-to-day experience indoors. Like a landscape, the components engage in natural call-and-response, generating a harmonious whole and enhancing the composition of an immersive panorama with small, juxtaposed touches.

The collaboration between Rinck and Thevenon, two French companies that share the same values of excellence and the desire to showcase their respective savoir-faire, brought forth six fabrics, each available in several colors.

Frise, Intarse, Filigranes, Sarment, Métamorphose, Eveil

Frise

The inspirations for this design are classic, 17th-century marquetry friezes from the Rinck archives. A clever interpretation of proportions means this very traditional pattern has become utterly modern, setting a new contemporary standard in a sheer textile that is perfect for net curtains or other veiling.

Intarse

In a nod to the intarsia for which it is named, Intarse depicts a collection of marquetry fillets, using formal language with contemporary flair for a striped pattern of great subtlety and elegance.

Filigranes

Inspired by a drawing of amaranth leaves from furnishings created by Rinck in 1939 for the France Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair, the leaf motif has been stylized with filigree delicacy into a multitude of overlapping and juxtaposed foliage. When combined with the textile’s substance and texture, it creates a three-dimensional effect.

Sarment

Drawing inspiration from cubist textiles and wallpapers, the creative minds of Rinck reinterpreted the black-ink leaf sketches used for Filigranes and produced a reconstructed version, for a neo-1930s aesthetic expression of the vine shoots whence this pattern takes its name.

Métamorphose

For the Métamorphose pattern, Rinck’s design team blended classic features with more modernist influences.

This unusual combination gives rise to modern, Cubism-tinged marquetry. The green version of this artistic metamorphosis is used on the daybed from Rinck’s 2022 furniture collection, Amarante.

Eveil

Eveil was designed to upholster the chair and ottoman in Rinck's 2022 furniture collection, Amarante.

With a name that means “awakening” in French, the weave is a fine and delicate bouclé, a soothing divergence from the bolder designs of the other textiles.

“My creative obsession is to stay true to our heritage without ever descending into pastiche. Rinck’s creative energy is keen-ly focused on the future, but maintains strong ties with the creators and crafts-people who came before us”

Valentin Goux, Rinck

“Each company nourishes the other – we discovered an incredible establishment, outstanding archives, and a devoted, passionate staff. Our company exercised specialized savoir-faire to make manifest the exceptional fabrics that Rinck imagined”

Vincent Thevenon, Maison Thevenon