Some would say Martinique is an incredibly well-traveled design, with its extremely intricate origin story. From its storied history dating back to the early 1940s when Lucile and Remy Chatain Sr. asked Albert Stockdale to render the now famous banana leaf motif, to when Hollywood decorator Don Loper featured it in one of America's most iconic hotels, all the way to Lady Gaga's New York City apartment; no matter what, the design has always been adored. This signature wallcovering and fabric is now available to our interior design community thanks to Harry Hinson's commitment to the industry, and there is everlasting gratitude for that, from all.
Founded in 1972 by Harry Hinson, the Hinson brand specializes in hand-screened wallcoverings as well as printed and woven fabrics. Often inspired by historical patterns or documents, each design has a timeless and classic aesthetic, translated into livable designs for today’s home.
(Photo above) Wallcovering: MARTINIQUE. Lighting: Hansen Double Swing-Arm Wall Lamp. Contact us for information on the Hansen Lighting Collection. Lampshade: HINSON MADAGASCAR FINE with HELENA BRAID. Daybed Upholstery: NEVINS. Pillows: SPATTER and ISLAND TRELLIS.
Remy Chatain Sr. poses proudly in front of MARTINIQUE, 1947. Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Photographer: Maynard L. Parker.
Hinson products are available to order through Inside Stores from The House of Scalamandré. Please contact us for any inquiries.
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