"Because I am an artist, I use all sorts of materials. Paper is very versatile. I can paint it, crumble it, tear it, glue it, and so on, so it was only natural for me to transition it into paper sculpture while still maintaining my identity as a painter. The final work depends on my trompe l’oeil style of painting, which creates the appearance of silk, satin, velvet, etc." -Isabelle de Borchgrave, Belgian painter and paper artist
The Belgian paper artist, Isabelle de Borchgrave is our muse for our decorative hand towels. She is a designer who loves pattern and print - and paper! Her paintings and paper sculptures have been exhibited all over the world, In Italy, at the Fortuny museum, in France at the at Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes in Mulhouse, in the USA at Hillwood Estate Museums and Gardens in Washington, D.C, and many more locales. The latter was titled "Pret-a-Papier." Pret means ready in French. "Pret-a-porter" in fashion is "ready to wear.' Fill a guest towel holder full of paper hand towels and your bathroom decor is ready for guests. See below for a video of de Borchgrave talking about her paper designs.
The paper napkins that Isabelle de Borchgrave designs are always beautiful patterns. Decorative paper guest towels filled with pattern entertain guests as well as let them dry their hands. Good hostesses do all they can to delight guests, from beautiful table decor to pretty bathroom decor. Paper hand towels can be luxurious bathroom hand towels. The captivating video below shows de Borchgrave discussing her paper dress designs shown at the Oklahoma City Museum in 2018. The show was called "Papier a la Mode." It told the history of fashion and was done by de Borchgave in paper. Let decorative hand towels bring fashion to your bathroom decor with paper. Isabelle says what is important to her is "art in fashion." She says she could not live without it. That's passion for paper!
De Borchgrave was born in 1946, Isabelle Jeanne Marie Alice Jacobs. She married a count and became Countess Isabelle de Borchgrave d'Altena. Speaking of marriage, she has been asked to design many paper wedding dresses. She even was asked to reproduce Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress for the John F. Kennedy Library Museum in Boston. The silk had deteriorted so she made it in paper!
De Borchgrave's attitudes about paper explain why paper fingertip towels can be as elegant as linen ones. And why disposable hand towels are elegant wedding napkins and wedding paper hand towels. The point is, we can all be proud to use paper guest towels in guest bathrooms everyday and for special occasions. Decorative hand towels are must have party supplies and party decorations for any celebration. And for everyday bathroom decor, disposable hand towels by Caspari and others are important bathroom supllies as well as decorating details.