Together with his parents, Richard Schutte built up a successful business of 4 interior decoration shops. A few years later in 1987 he decided, with the support of his wife Ellen Steentjes, to start his own wholesale business. Initially they sold their collections exclusively in the Netherlands but soon decided to expand their business which now spans the globe.
They started creating their own collections under a new brand name: Chivasso. In 1991 the first collections were launched under the name Chivasso. By 1995 their collection was large enough to show at the Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1999 contact was made with the JAB ANSTOETZ Group in Germany for possible collaboration. By the year 2000 the deal was done and JAB ANSTOETZ became the major shareholder. Chivasso is an interior fabrics and wallpaper editor. Their headquarters are in Zoetermeer, in the Netherlands, but they have showrooms all over the world.
The sumptuous textiles from Carlucci di Chivasso amaze due to the surety of style with which they set new trends season after season in the discriminating world of interior design. The refined collections are quite fashion-oriented, yet they simultaneously exude a timeless elegance that captivates with its unique sophistication. The signature of this exclusive line is its unmistakable mix of exquisite materials and rich colours that range from eye-catching shades like emerald green to warm, earthy tones.
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Free match wallpaper also goes by the names ‘Open Match’, ‘No Match’, ‘No Repeat’ and ‘Random Match’. This type of wallpaper either doesn’t have a repeating pattern or doesn’t have any design elements that need to be matched at the seams.
Straight match wallpaper has design elements that cross the edges of the wallpaper sheets and need to be matched up. When hanging this type of wallpaper, it is best to lay it out on the floor beforehand. You will notice that each strip of wallpaper will be cut to look exactly the same.
Offset match’ or ‘drop match’ wallpapers have design elements that cross the edges of the wallpaper strips and need to be lined up. However, across the wall, these design elements might be bigger or made to look less regularly patterned. When you put the puzzle together on the floor before hanging it, you will notice that each strip does not look the same and you will need to cut off large pieces in order to align the design elements. 'Half drop' repeats will be identical every other strip whereas 'multiple drop' repeat wallpapers won't repeat for three strips or more! Offset match wallpaper is harder to hang and produces the most waste – but it sure does look amazing!