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Manuel Canovas Company

The french fabrics house, Manuel Canovas was founded by Monsieur Manuel Canovas i Paris in 1963.

Manuel Canovas showed an interest in drawing and the use of color from an early age. His passionate interest in botany was encouraged by his father, a painter and author, who guided his studies in that direction. With formal training at the “Beaux-Arts de Paris” and the “Beaux-Arts de Rome” where he studied architecture, painting, drawing and archaeology, he set up his own company to produce decorative fabrics and wall coverings.

Manuel Canovas’ love of textiles and knowledge of painting and weaving techniques are evident in his design, as is his ability to combine the precision of a draftsman with the instinct of a colorist. His style developed over the years and he became world-renowned world for his beautiful colors, unique floral and luxurious weaves.

Travel, his admiration of Indian Art, the harmonies of refined colors and perfection of Japanese Graphic Arts and Geometric, nature, American folk art and events in his life are all subjects for which Manuel Canovas drew inspiration. After decorating the interiors, Manuel Canovas was really willing to perfume them and born was the line of Home Fragrances, which came up in seven notes as the MANUEL CANOVAS candles, sprays.

His passion for travels in exotic parts of the world inspired him to design a beachwear collection in bright colours and perfect prints. A few years later, the line has been improved with accessories: bags, shoes. and became a real reference in the world of fashion and the symbol of a lifestyle. These collections can be found all over the world through the most selective, exclusive and luxurious boutiques and Department Stores.

Today, the House of Manuel Canovas is part of the English fabric company and interior decorating firm, Colefax and Fowler. Each new collection continues the spirit and design philosophy of its founder Manuel Canovas, yet also offers new innovative textures and colours.

Market

Womens

Accessories

Handbags & Luggage

Apparel

Intimates & Underwear

Import/Export

Both

Showroom

502 Seventh Avenue Suite 2802

New York, NY US

Main 212.977.7411

Fax 212.997.0132

Headquarters

502 Seventh Avenue Suite 2802

New York, NY US

Main 212.977.7411

Fax 212.997.0132