The Boston Athenæum Provides a Backdrop for a Landmark Collection by Lee Jofa
November 21, 2023
Text by Lynda Simonton
How does a heritage brand celebrate 200 years of creating exquisite home furnishings?
It looks to the future while nodding to its past. Lee Jofa commemorated its bicentennial anniversary with the launch of a new-meets-old line aptly named the Lee Jofa 200 Collection.
The collection, photographed this summer at the Boston Athenæum, features new riffs on archival patterns that explore Lee Jofa’s history in contemporary colorways, from a traditional eighteenth-century palampore to a midcentury chinoiserie. The sixteen classic designs include printed, woven, and embroidered fabrics.
Textiles aren’t the only items in the collection. Contemporary and traditional furniture and accessories, and sixty-nine new area rugs also mark the milestone. Design aficionados will be happy to know that the perennially popular hand-blocked Hollyhock and Tree of Life patterns will be available as wallpapers for the first time.
Lee Jofa is sold through Kravet, Boston Design Center, kravet.com