Isabelle de Borchgrave is an artist who has sought, and indeed discovered new directions in contemporary creation. She has made works in bronze, she has painted and she has authored installations on commission from public bodies and international fairs, most notably at the Tour de Picasso, France. Isabelle is an indefatigable explorer of a new aesthetic landscape – through her painting, her installations and her myriad creations.
Isabelle’s experience and her wide range of interests transform her world view, and indeed ours. Her hunger for knowledge is constant and eclectic. The intellectual library from which she draws is vast. Her hands are restless in their search for creative possibilities, in a ferment of activity – exploring, creating and shaping astonishing images.
‘Isabelle de Borchgrave’ has without any doubt become a name, a logo almost in her own right, a label that one immediately associates with fashion and paper but also a name that is intimately linked to the contemporary worlds of art and design. She has worked closely with Caspari and with porcelain makers Gien, Target, Villeroy & Boch. Isabelle has both a sparkling imagination and a tenacious work ethic and she uses both to guide us into and through a multifaceted artistic labyrinth. With her as guide we discover a unique aesthetic vision – a galaxy of light, fantasy and craftsmanship. Her world makes up a whole; fabrics and wallpaper, table services and curtains, sheets and tailored decorations for both special events and intimate evenings. It is a universe in which she has grown and evolved, one which she has coloured with her own lived experience and which she animates with her deep art-historical knowledge.
Isabelle’s imagination is always at work. She is always alert, open and curious about the world around her. We might say that she travels joyfully in the steps of art history, and through the artistic traditions of global and traditional costume making. Isabelle is also a follower of the Nabis art movement; she too reinterprets the world around her as it unfolds its richnesses in an endless dream of shimmering colour.
Designer : ISABELLE DE BORCHGRAVE
Period : 2017