One might take Lee Jofa’s latest collaboration with designer Oscar de la Renta as slightly tongue in cheek.
There will be those among us who will suggest this is de la Renta’s latest collaboration rather than that of the famed textile and furnishings company. At the same time, Lee Jofa has been around, in a variety of iterations, since 1823, and finally merged an English sensibility with American industry in 1965 under the current company name. Thus, the renowned designer has entered into a productive partnership with an equally renowned company, one that ultimately will enhance the prestige of both sides as they venture into different, yet complementary, design fields. This partnership was announced over the summer and featured in Elle Decor, but the public now gets to view the result of this fruitful partnership.
De la Renta has produced twenty-five different textile prints for the company. While Lee Jofa’s fabrics are officially available to the trade only, you might be able to search online for some samples and yards. (We have a couple of suggestions as to where to head).
In addition, Lee Jofa and de la Renta helped promote their partnership by creating an online auction through biddingforgood.com where people were allowed to bid on a limited edition of de la Renta skirts made from his Lee Jofa prints. Copies of these skirts now appear in the Lee Jofa showroom devoted to de la Renta and are featured in Lee Jofa’s current advertising campaign. Allow these images to work their magic and inspire you toward upholstery and decorating ideas.
More Lee Jofa Collections
The Heritage Collection celebrates the rich history of the Lee Jofa brand. We asked seven talented designers, David Easton, Diamond & Baratta, Eric Cohler, Suzanne Kasler, Suzanne Rheinstein and Thomas O’Brien, with licenses at Lee Jofa and Groundworks to identify a favorite iconic Lee Jofa print and reinterpret it based on his or her unique style and palette.
The Lee Jofa Furniture Collection
Known for his ability to infuse traditional forms and interiors with the unexpected, Eric Cohler brings his signature jolt of lively color, texture and design to Lee Jofa Upholstery.
The timeless quality of hand-crafted furniture featuring both graceful style and unsurpassed comfort are harmoniously blended in the Lee Jofa Furniture Collection.
Lee Jofa Trimmings
Styles have a way of evolving. During the past several years, trimmings have made a tremendous comeback. Perhaps a bit of nostalgia for parlors and “comfortable” rooms and a stronger preference for traditional styling.
Lee Jofa is pleased to announce the launch of Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa, a licensed collection of home interior fabric and trimmings featuring the immediately recognizable prints and patterns that Lilly Lovers have adored for decades.
Kelly Wearstler Trimmings was inspired by her collection of vintage trims and fabric which she has sourced from her travels and visits to antique markets. Kelly is drawn to trims that are unconventional and organic. Her color palette ranges from very versatile neutrals to vivid teals, Bright Magenta/Plums to Ombre shades of salmon, to unique combinations of dove grays and saffron yellows.
Color Compendium II has added four additional new volumes expanding the breath of this color compendium series, including Corn/Amber, Olive/Moss, Blue/Slate and Ginger/Cider.
An extraordinary trim series meticulously designed and created to provide designers with a vast array of styles.
Cohler’s trim collection enlivens the designer’s fabric collections with richly textural materials, such as linen, wool, raffia and leather in 5 stunning color ways.
This versatile Trim Collection offers the latest performance yarns that stand up beautifully to sun and moisture, while providing sophisticated design styles to complement Lee Jofa’s exclusive library of indoor/outdoor fabrics.
Inspired by 19th century French passimenterie designs, the Varenne Collection assembles a set of moss and bullion fringes and cords in a stunning array of colors, all rendered in silk.
Lee Jofa Carpet
Lee Jofa Carpet brings you a stunning array of fiber contents and weaves, designs and colors, providing all the luxurious elements that will help you create the look and texture you desire. Silk or chenille, wool or cashmere; Tibetan or aubusson, hand-tufted or machine-tufted; the possibilities are endless…
Threads carpet offers luxurious floor coverings with lush, varied textures ad subdued colors achieving warm, understated elegance. Ranging from solids and stripes to diamonds and geometrics, these distinctive carpets are woven with wool and with wool and silk blends.
Lee Jofa Wallcoverings
Established in 1875, this wallpaper brand has risen to an almost iconic level with its fresh take on traditional paper.
The Frontier Collection recreates an era of travel and discovery, in particular the culture, images and themes of the Far East. All of the collection’s twelve designs have been sourced from Cole & Son archive, which dates back more than 300 years. Each design has been contemporized and re-coloured.
Vivienne Westwood is known as a symbol of British avant-garde and for her inimitable take on British style & design and her wallpaper collection for Cole & Son are all based on signature designs from her fashion collection.
Cole & Son’s magnificent archive is the major source of all their new collections. Designs are carfeully selected, adapted and coloured by the design studio and printed by craftsmen to produce wallpapers faithful to the character of the original document yet contemporary in feel in this new collection.
The Cole & Son tradition of stripes continues with a twist, this new collection goes back to basics and redefines the perceived notion of stripes and stunning plains to play with other designs in the collection.
Culled from the Cole & Son archive of hand blocked designs, a Collection of Flowers recreates the subtle shading of the original patterns with the aid of the latest 21st century printing techniques. Sophisticated color palettes and metallic inks lend a modern sensibility to the documentary designs.
The Classix II Collection is a breathtaking eclectic collection of hand screen printed, digitally printed and hand flocked wallpapers from the Cole & Son archive and studio.
A British invention, Lincrusta wallpaper is unlike any other wall covering. It has a deeper emboss and gets tougher with time. Throughout the world, there are walls that have been dressed for more than one hundred years with the timeless beauty and classical grandeur of Lincrusta.
Lee Jofa Decorative Lighting
Known for its classical and contemporary styles, Bella Figura is one of the leading suppliers of decorative lighting for designers around the world.