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HALCYON


THE HALCYON COLLECTION Greek mythology recounts Ceyx and Alcyone as the two love-struck gods who fondly called one another Zeus and Hera. It was a fatal mistake that ignited the wrath of Zeus, the ruler of Mount Olympus, who set about for their destruction. Feeling pity for the doomed couple, the other Olympian gods transformed Ceyx and Alcyone into a pair of mythical Halcyon birds so they could be reunited to live forever by the sea they called home. Today, these Halcyon or Kingfisher birds are fancied by birdwatchers for their bright plumage of burnt orange breasts and turquoise blue feathers; a colouration that has inspired this latest Trevira CS collection by Jim Thompson. Front Cover Chair 3586/05 Drake Lamp shade 3591/20 Triston


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Jim Thompson’s dear friend Elizabeth (Lisa) Lyons reminisced in her memoirs about Cocky, Jim’s inseparable companion. “ Fascinated by the tameness of such a large bird, but a little frightened by those strong claws and especially of that Turkish scimitar beak, I gingerly held out my arm. Jim lifted him with both hands and set him on my wrist; he climbed up to my shoulder and slowly ran his beak over my ear and cheek, pressing his head to mine. I wasn’t sure I liked it. Not that the feathered caress was unpleasant, but I thought it an unnatural way for a bird to act. As far as I knew there were only two kinds of birds, wild ones singing in the trees, and canaries in cages, and both would flee or go into hysterics if you came close to them. But this bunch of feathers on my shoulder was actually nuzzling me like a puppy. Cockatoo talked a great deal, sometimes clearly verbal phrases in an unknown tongue, but mostly a chuckling, twittering stream of sound that was such a parody of the hundreds of dinner conversations we had known…” Current Page Background W01012/09 Samara Facing Sofa 3588/05 Vernon, Cushions 3586/04 & 05 Drake


” BE AS A BIRD PERCHED ON A FRAIL BRANCH THAT SHE FEELS BENDING HER, STILL SHE SINGS AWAY ALL THE SAME, KNOWING SHE HAS WINGS.” VICTOR HUGO

Facing Curtain 3597/05 Libra, Lamp shade 3585/01 Serpentine Current Page Background W01012/18 Samara Next Page Curtain 3597/05 Libra, Lamp shade 3585/01 Serpentine Armchairs 3589/03 Halcyon Sofa 3588/05 Vernon, Cushions 3586/04 & 05 Drake


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Above Armchair 3589/03 Halcyon Facing Armchair 3589/03 Halcyon, Lamp shade 3591/01 Triston Current Page Background W01012/19 Samara Next Page Curtain 3591/15 & 16 Triston, Chairs 3586/05 Drake Lamp shade 3591/20 Triston, Background W01012/03 Samara


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Previous Page Bench 3587/06 Beluga Cushions 3589/06 & 3586/04 & 3594/05 Halcyon & Drake & Cooper Above Bench 3587/06 Beluga Cushions 3589/06 & 3586/04 & 3594/05 Halcyon & Drake & Cooper Facing Bench 3587/06 Beluga Cushions 3589/06 & 3586/04 & 3594/05 Halcyon & Drake & Cooper Current Page Background W01010/10 Palawan


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Previous Page Dining chairs 3584/02 Chase, Curtain 3585/03 Serpentine Above Dining chair 3584/02 Chase Facing Dining chairs 3584/02 Chase Curtain 3585/03 Serpentine, Sheer 3598/05 Lyra Current Page Background W01010/01 Palawan Next Page Sheer 3598/02 Lyra, Curtain 3583/02 Cristal Wallpaper W01013/02 Cimarron, Sofa 3586/11 Drake, Lampshade 3585/04 Serpentine Cushions 3585/04 & 3583/05 Serpertine & Cristal, Chairs 3589/02 Halcyon


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Previous Page Wallpaper W01013/02 Cimarron Sofa 3586/11 Drake, Lampshade 3585/04 Serpentine Cushions 3583/05 & 3585/04 & 3583/04 Cristal & Serpertine & Cristal Above Chair 3589/02 Halcyon, Wallpaper W01013/02 Cimarron Facing Chairs 3589/02 Halcyon, Wallpaper W01013/02 Cimarron Current Page Background W01008/03 Polillo Next Page Curtain 3595/05 Aram, Sheer 3596/03 Vela Ottoman 3586/13 Drake, Lamp shade 3583/02 Cristal, Wallpaper W01011/05 Caraga Headboard 3589/05 Halcyon, Footboard 3594/06, Bedspread 3583/05 & 3592/10 Cristal & Tyler Sleeping Pillows 3591/11 & 3592/11 Triston & Tyler, Accent Pillow 3592/11 & 3591/12 Tyler & Triston


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Previous Page Wallpaper W01011/05 Caraga, Lamp shade 3583/02 Cristal, Stools 3588/02 Vernon Headboard 3589/05 Halcyon, Bedspread 3583/05 & 3592/10 Cristal & Tyler Sleeping Pillows 3591/11 & 3592/11 Triston & Tyler, Accent Pillow 3592/11 & 3591/12 Tyler & Triston Above Stools 3588/02 Vernon Facing Curtain 3595/05 Aram, Lamp shade 3583/02 Cristal, Headboard 3589/05 Halcyon Current Page Background W01008/01 Polillo Next Page Sofa 3590/01 Blake, Chairs 3587/01 Beluga, Coffee table 3594/01 Serpentine, Sheer 3596/02 Vela Cushions 3586/02 & 3595/01 & 3591/07 Drake & Aram & Triston, Floor cushion 3594/02 Cooper Back Cover Sofa 3590/01 Blake, Chairs 3587/01 Beluga, Sheer 3596/02 Vela


Jim Thompson Brochure  

The most treasured name in silk.

Jim Thompson Brochure  

The most treasured name in silk.