The wallcoverings shown here are a few of the offerings from the new The Artisan Collection by Thibaut. This collection is a collaboration with Alpha Workshops and Thibaut. The Alpha Workshops is the only not-for-profit organization in the country that trains and employs people living with AIDS/HIV, in the field of decorative arts. How cool is that? Their areas of expertise are wallcoverings, tables, lamps, faux finishes, gilding and restoration. The quality products and finishes from the Alpha Workshops are found in residential and commercial settings, including Gracie Manor, the residence of the mayor of New York City.
For Thibaut, the license with Alpha presented an opportunity to work hand in hand with the creators of Alpha’s designs to shape their new interpretations. The Alpha Workshops recognized that in Thibaut, they had a partner who could capture the handmade quality of their designs and make them widely available.
This sounds like a win-win situation for both parties. The best thing about their collaboration is a percentage of the sales for the licensed designs will be paid to Alpha Workshops Studio School.
You are thinking about putting wallcovering in your home this year, aren’t you? Please consider the papers in the The Artisan Collection. For your viewing pleasure, click here for a peek at the new book. The books should arrive in our stores next week.