A key player in the adventure of wallpaper in France
From the very beginning, Leroy has relied on three fundamentals that have made it a success: technological advance, product excellence and elegant designs.
THE STORY BEGINS IN 1842
Isidore Leroy patents his "multi-color simultaneous printing machine for drapery papers and a printing cylinder for papers and fabrics". It is now possible to print continuously on paper, inspired by methods previously reserved for fabrics. The traditional and manual technique of printing on a plate is over. This technical revolution propelled Isidore Leroy's production into the industrial age and made his company the market reference for 140 years.
UNDER THE SECOND EMPIRE
The Manufacture experienced its first golden age. The successes follow one another: awards at the Universal Exhibitions of 1855 and 1867, registrations of patents of invention and improvement, multiplication of the models proposed to the sale, soaring orders supported, in 1860, by the signature of the Franco-English Treaty of free trade. Leroy wallpapers were sought after all over the world. It was then, in 1877, that Isidore Leroy invented the "26-color printing machine", a true technical marvel that would never be equaled. It was the time of the triumphant and prosperous bourgeoisie. It was a time of luxury and ostentatious comfort, creating an extremely favorable environment for Leroy wallpapers.
FROM ART NOUVEAU TO ART DECO
The house of Leroy was at its second peak and the modern spirit was blowing over its creations. The fashion is for constructive logic, formal rigor, rhythm of lines and sober colors. Geometric figures abound: circles, triangles, diamonds. They simulate the movement of a generation that discovers the airplane, the automobile and the delights of sport. The technological advance is maintained, the range of Leroy wallpapers is available in varnished, glazed or washable versions. The factory was running at full capacity and the company was the undisputed leader in its market in France and Europe.
Today, our wallpapers are produced with the greatest care according to two technical artisanal methods
TRADITIONAL ROLL PRINTING
Similar to the production process used since 1849 by Isidore Leroy, the ink is brought by rollers in relief on the paper. The "background" color is applied with a brush. These processes allow the production of wallpapers with a unique texture, both tactile and luminous;
Using the latest and constantly evolving technologies that allow for exceptional color rendering.
The models of the Heritage collection have been modernized by an international team of designers to give new life to the original designs of the 19th and 20th centuries, in a contemporary approach in line with current trends.