Hutton Wilkinson fabric line pays homage to Tony Duquette
Feb 28, 2009 | 12:00 AM
To launch a collection of his luxury textiles by manufacturer Jim Thompson, designer Hutton Wilkinson opened the doors last week to Dawnridge -- his Beverly Hills residence that he purchased and preserved as a living museum to the extravagant vision of legendary Hollywood decorator Tony Duquette (1914-99). Wilkinson's fabric line, shown here at Dawnridge, includes archival Duquette prints that emulate two of the designer's favorite materials, malachite and coral, as well as new patterns by Wilkinson, including the silk iridescent Fireworks, $214 a yard, and the vividly patterned Tibetan Sun, $182 a yard. "The sun is a recurring motif in Tony's visual vocabulary," says Wilkinson, who is working on a sequel to the bestselling 2007 book, "Tony Duquette," published by Abrams. The fabric can be purchased through the Kneedler-Fauchere showroom at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (310) 855-0402. A collection of 19 Duquette furniture and lighting designs can now be found at Baker, 360 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310) 289-0074.
-- David A. Keeps
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