Atelier Pompadour

December 3, 2009

The pillows from Paola at Atelier Pompadour in Italy are so unique and I love that they’re one-of-a-kind and handmade. Using fabric and felt, her shop has many interesting offerings — it’s a great find to bookmark for gifts to give to someone who appreciates handmade with a graphic, modern sensibility. I personally adore the blue cars and would love to put this in a boy’s room.

Atelier Pompadour

I’m not sure about the rest of Europe, but felt in Germany is huge… and has been a big trend in design for awhile. You can find seat cushions, pillows, hats, ornaments, just about anything and everything in felt. What about where you live, is it commonly used there as well? Paola also writes an inspiration blog (in English) from her home in Milan called the Creativity Channel. Great name for a great blog!

(images: atelier pompadour)


  • Reply ishtar December 3, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Hi Holly!
    Beautiful cushions!
    here in Spain is just starting to get used. People use it specially to make broochs or sometimes dolls, but like I´ve said is pretty new stuff.
    BTW, LOVE your blog NO wonder why you have SO many readers, it´s really beautiful !
    .-= ishtar´s last blog ..Etsy Finds =-.

  • Reply Blinds December 3, 2009 at 10:19 am

    When I was a child, felt was used to play with. Great to see it used in such an imaginative way. The cushions are lovely.

  • Reply Melibu December 3, 2009 at 10:40 am

    In France, it’s quite a new trend… I like it but I can’t touch it (kind of irritates me…). What a shame !
    .-= Melibu´s last blog ..DIY Xmas gift – 2010 Calendar =-.

  • Reply Andee December 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I cannot find a local source for good quality felt and it is driving me crazy. A fabric shop owner told me yesterday that they don’t stock it because it is too warm in Texas to wear wool felt. Um, yes…but how about crafting with it!?!

  • Reply Claire Quilter December 3, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Beautiful, beautiful pillows. I love how graphic sensibility meets whimsy and playfulness.
    .-= Claire Quilter´s last blog ..Haviland – Dessert Bowls – Paisley c. 1919 (8) =-.

  • Reply Manuela December 4, 2009 at 4:22 am

    I’m happy to find another italian girl in your blog! I always love Paola’s work becouse she use felt that is a new trend here in Italy and her goods have a cool style.
    .-= Manuela´s last blog ..Little Red Riding Hood Free Shipping =-.

  • Reply Alessandra December 5, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Hi Holly,
    it’s nice to see Paola’s creations on your blog! I’m happy for her! She is Italian as I am and she does amazing things!

  • Reply luisa December 7, 2009 at 8:43 am

    the cushions are really lovely. felt is a great material to work with because it’s so easy to handle. will do some tree ornaments for christmas later this week. thanx for this great post.

  • Reply Beautymist December 8, 2009 at 5:18 am


    I’m from France, and I’ll have to disagree with Melibu up above me. Felt is huge in france, and it has been for some years now. I have recently blogged about a textile designer who uses it a lot in innovative ways, she’s called Lily Latifi.

    I love felt! It makes a come back every winter on the design scene…


    PS: love yous blog, Holly!
    .-= Beautymist´s last blog ..Bold Art with a Statement =-.

  • Reply Penny Patten December 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Oh so cute, really like the one with the cars!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog .."Gaiter’s" =-.

  • Reply paola December 10, 2009 at 5:36 am

    ohh!! just arrived from new york the first thing I find is that awesome feature, thank you very much Holly!!

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