Embroidery is becoming a lost art, but fortunately Jean-Francois Lesage is continuing his family's tradition of fine needlework. The House of Lesage has been the preeminent French embroiderer for much of the past century. Lesage is best known for its work for France's leading couture houses- Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Lacroix, to name a few.
Jean-Francois has chosen to focus on embroidery for interiors rather than for couture. His main workshop is in Madras, India, where skilled craftsmen work with such fabrics as silk, wool, leather, and velvet. The embroidered fabric can then be used for upholstery, curtains, bed linen, or anywhere else one might want to use the stunning fabric. For a more affordable piece of Lesage's work, Vivre is carrying silk fuchsia pillows with a copper-thread embroidered lizard on them. C'est magnifique!