Superfine global maps + prints by Famille Summerbelle

Famille Summerbelle is a home design company owned by Julie Marabelle and Simon Summerscales.   Julie and Simon share a love of design and interior décor, and they established Famille Summerbelle to create products they would choose for their own home. Their whimsical and colorful items reflect an eclectic mix of global cultures, as they recently moved to The Netherlands and split their time between their home in Amsterdam, their London-based business, and their holiday getaway in France.

With a background in fine art and theatre set design, Julie oversees product development and design. Simon’s background in global advertising lends itself to managing the company’s operations and business matters.  Famille Summerbelle is growing steadily, yet remains very conscious of the environment and how their products are made.

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If you’re looking to add panache, whimsy and color to your home, studio, office or loft, Famille Summerbelle has a lovely line of intricate screen printed posters and city maps featuring some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities: London, New York, Paris and San Francisco.

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The maps available on the Famille Summerbelle website are laser cut replicas of the original hand paper cut versions. You can watch Julie in action here. The level of detail in her hand cut artwork is awe-inspiring!

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The maps are beautifully designed to display the interests, attractions and unique quirks of each city. Each map is initialed and dated for authenticity.

Julie says, “We always try to produce the best print, so we teamed up with a small screen printer (White Duck) in Bath, England who really cares about their craft. They introduced us to Mohawk papers and we’re so pleased about it!”

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“We hand screen print all our maps on Mohawk Superfine and we are so happy with the results. The paper makes the colours stand out so beautifully. I really love the range of Mohawk papers, the craft and the story behind it – a family business with environmental commitments and a strong design and craft community.”

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We’re pleased to announce that one lucky Felt & Wire reader will have an opportunity to win a hand screen print of Famille Summerbelle’s San Francisco map.  Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page for a chance to win.  We’ll select one random winner and announce on Facebook next week, Good luck!

P.S. And don’t forget to visit Famille Summerbelle LeBlog for more design and home inspiration!

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Comments (7)

  1. Posted by Tyler on 08.20.14 at 4:15 pm

    Beautiful work! I’d love to win one.

    Maybe one of Tacoma, WA next? :^)

  2. Posted by Samantha on 08.21.14 at 11:42 am

    Really beautiful! Would love to have this on my wall as both inspiration and a reminder of a memorable trip I took to SF a few years back!

  3. Posted by Judith on 08.22.14 at 11:33 am

    I always like to see process photos along with the finished work.

  4. Posted by Noel Dolan on 08.22.14 at 12:19 pm

    Love these prints. They’re stunning. Hope you do Denver, CO at some point. 🙂 The Rocky Mountain state needs a mohawk. 🙂

  5. Posted by Sara on 08.22.14 at 6:44 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration! I am an architecture masters student and have great appreciation for hand-cut paper (as well as the care it takes to laser-cut paper without burn marks!). Simply lovely. Pinned this for future inspiration.

  6. Posted by Kelsey on 08.22.14 at 8:32 pm

    All of these are so beautiful!

  7. Posted by jessica on 08.26.14 at 10:39 am

    Stunning. Multitasking artwork. A means of appreciating geography and design principles in one shot. Would love the SF print for my home so my kids can enjoy it. Please add Knoxville, TN to your list of cities!

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