INTRODUCING THE HEARST CASTLE® COLLECTION
William Randolph Hearst named the castle La Cuesta Encantada - The Enchanted Hill. Set against the verdant Santa Lucia mountains on a coastal knoll, its 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools, and palatial guest houses create a perfect setting for the magnificent Mediterranean revival mansion, Casa Grande. The project was a collaboration between William Randolph Hearst himself and Ms. Julia Morgan, a distinguished San Francisco architect. The work began in the fall of 1919 and lasted until William Randolph Hearst's death almost three decades later.
The idea came to Curt Pindler one morning in March of 1996. He wanted to develop a line that was completely different from what others were offering. Although Pindler & Pindler had grown to be the largest decorative fabric resource west of the Mississippi, he couldn't rest on his laurels. Innovative, fresh exclusive product is the name of the game. Mr. Pindler placed a call and connected with Hoyt Fields, chief curator at Hearst Castle®. About six months later a six-year licensing agreement was signed. All royalties from sales go directly to the preservation of Hearst Castle®.
The Hearst Castle® Collection is the result of intense work by Pindler & Pindlers’ design department. Research involved innumerable trips to Hearst Castle®. Potential pattern sources were photographed and sketched, and many of the designs went through as many as 5 metamorphoses before being finalized for production. As work progressed, enthusiasm for this project grew throughout the company, but nowhere more than with Curt Pindler, who has worked through every phase of development with his design team.
The Hearst Castle® Collection has grown in both popularity and size since its introduction in 1998. Beginning with 98 exclusive fabrics, the line has grown to over 300 exclusive fabrics, including 83 new fabrics introduced in 2002. Among the new additions you will find exquisite tapestries, ornate chenille upholsteries and beautiful damasks, available in a unique array of color ways that are sure to inspire the artist in everyone.
Our arrangement with Hearst Castle® allows us to interpret traditional European, Middle Eastern and Moorish documents. The estate is somewhat of a time capsule, reflecting bygone lifestyles, society and tastes, and the Hearst Castle® Collection embodies the nostalgia of this lost era of style and sophistication.
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