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Atelier Pompadour

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)

Posted by decor8 in Objects on December 03, 2009

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  1. ishtar commented
    December 3rd, 2009 at 10:09am

    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 =-.

  2. Blinds commented
    December 3rd, 2009 at 10:19am

    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.

  3. Melibu commented
    December 3rd, 2009 at 10:40am

    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 =-.

  4. Andee commented
    December 3rd, 2009 at 10:55am

    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!?!

  5. Claire Quilter commented
    December 3rd, 2009 at 11:13am

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

  6. Manuela commented
    December 4th, 2009 at 4:22am

    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 =-.

  7. Alessandra commented
    December 5th, 2009 at 9:38am

    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!

  8. luisa commented
    December 7th, 2009 at 8:43am

    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.

  9. Beautymist commented
    December 8th, 2009 at 5:18am


    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 =-.

  10. Penny Patten commented
    December 9th, 2009 at 3:58pm

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

  11. paola commented
    December 10th, 2009 at 5:36am

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

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