DESIGN COOPERATION WITH BÄRBEL DRESSLER
Introducing the Toile Valentine Silk Scarf, a creation by artist and designer Bärbel Dressler. She has always been intrigued by patterns from bygone eras and the Toile Valentines pattern is inspired by a style called Toile de Jouy, which developed in France and became popular in the second half of the 18th century. Patterns in this style always tell a little story, typically with bucolic, romantic scenes depicting the countryside and courting couples. This was my main inspiration for the overarching theme in the Toile Valentine design.
When you look closely at the pattern, you will find an 18th century love story depicted in three scenes. In the first scene the couples meet in the town square, in the second they are on a picnic flirting and playing in a meadow, and in the third scene they are gazing at the stars, making plans for their future together. The little deer is a tribute to the Oh Deer silk scarf from 2022. Each of Bärbels Toile de Jouy patterns is hand-drawn.
For the scene settings and details Bärbel found inspiration from a trip she did with her husband to Scotland a few years ago, where they walked the cobble stone alleys of Edinburgh and drove through the beautiful landscape scenery, taking a million photographs of the lush trees along the shores of Loch Lomond. The rustic elegance of the Scottish landscape is reflected in the fine lines and details of the Toile Valentine design.
THE SILK SCARF
Knowing the story and inspiration behind this pattern adds depth to your Prinz Berlin silk scarf, making it more than just an accessory—it's a piece of art and a timeless tale of love and beauty. The silk scarf is available in four colors for the autumn season - matcha, trench, beige, and black - and in sizes 123x123, 90x90, and as a Twilly.
Bärbel Dressler, a designer and design teacher based in Stockholm, is the driving creative force behind Bear Bell Productions. Her lifelong love for drawing and history found its perfect connection when she discovered surface pattern design as her profession. Bärbel's expertise in historical patterns and styles has not only refined her design skills but also shaped her unique artistic style. As a passionate history enthusiast, she integrates historical elements into all her work, including her courses, where she facilitates the learning process by sharing her in-depth research work.