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Juin printed furnishing cotton
Paul Poiret for F. Schumacher & Co.
American, 1930
30 x 31.25 in. (76.2 x 79.375 cm), mounted
In 1930, following the closure of Paul Poiret's fashion house one year earlier, American textile manufacturer F. Schumacher & Co. commissioned the couturier to create a line of luxury furnishing fabrics. Among them was Juin, a design that strongly recalls the naive and whimsical patterns of Poiret's earlier foray into interior decoration with the Atelier Martine. "Turn your house into a modern garden," mused Schumacher's advertisement featuring Juin (June), so called for its midsummer stylized florals, including garden roses.

Lengths of Juin are in museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago (1994.626); Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (1994-115-1); Dallas Museum of Art (1996.233)l Minneapolis Institute of Art (94.81); Museum of Fine Arts Boston (2005.467); Philadelphia Museum of Art (1994-169-1); and Royal Ontario Museum.

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