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An exclusive Laura’s Beau design: Hearts & Kisses

21st October 2017

You might have seen our new products in our Hearts & Kisses range, we’ve now got more products than ever with tablecloths in various sizes and napkins added to our range of iPad cases and a beautiful 1950s style apron. The whole range is inspired by a trip to Paris and has developed from there – when we came back we were looking in our French archive which features designs from the late 1800s – early 1900s that we have restored and given new life to. It seemed natural that our trip would influence us to pick a Paris inspired print!

We’ve always seen the pattern as the diamonds patterns being reminiscent of the wrought iron lattice design of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is recognised around the world and the cultural icon of France so we thought it fit our vision very nicely! The Eiffel Tower was built due to Paris hosting an Exposition Universelle (World Fair) in 1889 which would mark the 100 year anniversary of the French Revolution. There were over 100 artists who submitted plans for a monument which would be built in Paris on the Champ-de-Mars and be the entrance to the exposition. We’re sure you know how this story ends – with the commission being granted to Eiffel et Compagnie – owned by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel who was a bridge builder, architect and metal expert and his company were a construction and consultant firm. Eiffel and Maurice Koechlin had worked together before on the famous Statue of Liberty, and it was actually Maurice who came up with the structural concept.

The tower was made with over 18,000 pieces of puddle iron and bears 2.5 million rivets. It took two years to construct the framework which was completed by hundreds of workers. In 1889 when it was unveiled, it stood nearly 1,000ft high and was the tallest structure in the world until the Chrysler building was built in New York in 1930. In 1957, there was an antenna which was added to the Eiffel Tower which made it 65ft taller but by this point that wasn’t enough as the Empire State Building had surpassed even the Chrysler in 1931.

The hearts were perfect to reflect our Parisian theme – it is after all, the city of love. With so many love stories being played out here from the language of love to engagements and honeymoons, it’s a truly magical city. It also makes it a city that holds an incredible amount of design inspiration!

We currently have three sizes of tablecloths – a 58″ round, 52 x 70 and 52 x 90. The napkins match perfectly and are such a chic touch to a dinner party – say goodbye to pieces of kitchen paper! Leading up to the festive season, when the weather starts to get even colder, we love to have more nights in and forget going out in the cold. Invite your friends over and have a lovely dinner party or few glasses of wine and complete the whole set up with a pretty tablecloth and napkins – bonus points for matching your apron too!

 

We hope you like our new products in the range! Which is your favourite?

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