Pierre Tablecloth

$80.00 $160.00
By Mungo

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Understated elegance. Remarkably Markian.

There's nothing quite like the natural lustre and drape of pure linen. The beautiful texture of this natural fibre will bring years of satisfaction. Available in 4 – 16 seater sizes so you're able to get the perfect fit for your dining table!

About the Collaboration

Mungo are a GOTS-certified homeware textile company based in South Africa. Their mission is to create heirloom-quality woven goods with integrity in an open and transparent manner.

Mungo’s mission is to provide a product of exceptional quality and beauty while providing employment and skills development to the local community. This is something they strive to do in a non-industrial environment.

Together they are working to not only create a great product but also opportunities in skills and job creation, social responsibility and an impact on their local economy – all in an authentic and meaningful way.

Materials & Care

100% Linen
Hemmed finish
Warm machine wash.
Warm iron.
Tumble dry at low heat.
Do not bleach.

Dimensions

4 seater: 1700mm x 1700mm

6 seater: 2000mm x 1700mm

8 seater: 2500mm x 1700mm

10 seater: 3000mm x 1700mm

12 seater: 3500mm x 1700mm

14 seater: 4000mm x 1700mm

16 seater: 4500mm x 1700mm

Namesake

"I don't stop, I need it, just like a painter or a writer. I need to express myself. My reason for being is fashion." - Pierre Cardin.

Pierre Cardin, born Pietro Costante Cardin, was an Italian-born naturalised-French fashion designer. He is known for what were his avant-garde style and Space Age designs. He preferred geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the "bubble dress" in 1954.

After apprenticing himself to a tailor at 17, Cardin worked at the houses of Paquin (then led by Antonio Castillo), wherein he helped create costumes with Jean Cocteau and Christian Bérard for the surreal film Beauty and the Beast. He spent some time chez Schiaparelli, too, before signing on with Christian Dior, where he helped create the “New Look” collection of 1947 and impressed Mr. Dior, who would later say, “Designers like Pierre Cardin are the future of haute couture.”

As haute couture began to decline, ready-to-wear ('prêt-à-porter') soared as well as Cardin's designs. He was the first to combine the "mini" and the "maxi" skirts of the 1970s by introducing a new hemline that had long pom-pom panels or fringes.

Beginning in the 1970s, Cardin set another new trend: "mod chic". This trend holds true for the form or for a combination of forms, which did not exist at the time. He was the first to combine extremely short and ankle-length pieces. He made dresses with slits and batwing sleeves with novel dimensions and mixed circular movement and gypsy skirts with structured tops. These creations allowed for the geometric shapes that captivated him to be contrasted, with both circular and straight lines. Cardin became an icon for starting this popular fashion movement of the early 1970s.

Inspired by space travel and exploration, Cardin visited NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in 1970, where he tried on the original spacesuit worn by the first human to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Cardin designed spacesuits for NASA in 1970.

There is a distinct Cardin look. It’s based on geometry; it’s sculptural and sometimes kinetic. It also tends to the clean and minimal, and it’s been applied to dresses and furniture, even real estate. Though Cardin didn’t design the famous Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace), he bought it in 1991 and oversaw its completion. This some 37 years after introducing his first hit, the bubble skirt. Some of Cardin’s work is indisputably far-out, but much of it stands the test of time, as do some of the concepts behind it. At Cardin, noted to Vogue in 1964, “every dress is an adventure in ideas.”