© 2017 by The Toile de Jouy International Foundation.

For over 250 years, Toile de Jouy has stood for excellence in craftsmanship, innovation in design, and socially responsible entrepreneurship.

Toile de Jouy (literally “printed cotton cloth from the French town of Jouy-en-Josas”) was invented in the 18th century by a penniless immigrant, Christophe Philippe Oberkampf, who became one of France’s greatest industrialists.  Like the leading designers of today, Oberkampf understood the importance of combining manual craftsmanship and efficient production techniques so as to make great design accessible to all.