de Gournay’s preference is for vibrant, balanced and contrasting colours that create an aura of happiness which will allow you to relax and be surrounded by beauty after a hectic day. If you prefer monochromes or muted or autumnal colours our artists will work to ensure the end effect is as perfect as possible – we are the painters using the highest possible skills to help you to realise your dreams and not to impose our taste on our clients. Whatever the scheme, if the realisation is left to de Gournay, our signature attention to detail and quality will always shine through.
Our artisans are artists. Our wallpapers, our mirrors, our dinner plates are works of art. They will be sold at auctions in a few hundred years as valuable antiques. Each artist leaves a little bit of his soul in every creation and it is this ‘spirit resonance’ that distinguishes our work from machine made replicas.
A famous potter in the Ming dynasty was unable to make the porcelain as thin and as light as the emperor had requested and he threw himself into the kiln in despair. We no longer apply the same pressures but we hope that each item we produce represents the ultimate level of striving for perfection that can be achieved by an artist. Each work becomes the embodiment of the artist’s spirit and will bring you long-lasting happiness.