The cushion "Hirondelle" is a one line drawing by Pablo Picasso made in 1924.
An inescapable name in 20th century art, Pablo Picasso was a revolutionary artist who maintained an experimentalist and innovative spirit throughout his more than 92 years of life. Although best known as one of the great masters of painting, being one of the co-inventors of Cubism, he was also a sculptor, engraver, ceramist, writer and set designer, with a prolific artistic body of over 50,000 catalogued works.
The Jules Pansu house is the only one authorised by the Picasso Estate to reproduce the artist's works on cushions and tapestries.
For four generations, the family firm founded in 1878 by Jules Pansu has carried on the centuries-old tradition of Gobelins and Aubusson tapestries. Pioneers in the use of Joseph Marie Jacquard's mechanical loom, they demonstrate enviable continuity, reinventing and adapting over time.
Since 2012, the Jules Pansu workshops have been considered "Living Heritage" by the French State, a mark of recognition that distinguishes French companies with craft know-how and industrial excellence.
All Jules Pansu cushions are entirely woven and manufactured in the Les Tissages de la Lys workshops located in Northern France. Made in jacquard weave, they are rich in relief and texture.