Our beautiful Parisian Mosaic Collection already features the intricately ornate Mosaïque cover, and for Fall 2013 we have expanded this series to include Mosaïque Safran.
Available in three formats, Mosaïque Safran features the same gold-tooled and polychromatic design as the classic Mosaïque but offers darker shades of the red, gold and green.
The collection was inspired by an eighteenth-century leather mosaic binding executed in Paris by master binder Nicolas-Denis Derome. Descended from a renowned family of bookbinders, his works were much sought after as they showed a unique flair for lightness and vivacity of design.
This cover design recalls a mediæval motif called au semé, which consists of small decorative patterns arranged in symmetrical lines or columns resembling a sown field. The adoption of this ancient heraldic motif, combined with fresh colours and new materials, brought mosaic binding into a new era of artistry.
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