Textiles Inspiration: Édouard Bénédictus 1878-1930

Pochoir pattern by Edouard Benedictus

I came across the Frenchman, Édouard Bénédictus’ designs through a book I found in a cute thrift store up on Main street in Vancouver. I was instantly warmed by the colours and interested by the strange florals in the book.  I soon learnt that this Art Deco designer who mainly used the Pochoir process of printing (like André Durenceau), was not only an interesting painter and textiles designer but a chemist (he invented safety glass, which he patented in 1909), a book binder, a writer and a composer! So without making us all feel like to much the ‘un-achievers’ this Monday morning I will leave you with some pics of his very interesting and unusual print designs:

Pochoir pattern by Edouard Benedictus

Pochoir pattern by Edouard Benedictus

Pochoir pattern by Edouard Benedictus

Cheers!

Gwyn