Accents of France designs, manufactures and installs standard and custom decorative treillage in wood or aluminum, inspired by 18th century French Architecture.
Our savoir-faire goes beyond decorative treillage.
We also design and manufacture a wide assortment
of accessories including garden and table-top planters, jardinières, obelisks, vases, urns, light fixtures, in addition to indoor and outdoor furniture.
Accents of France offers a truly international perspective to treillage and design. Our extensive expertise allows us to work with world-renowned architects and designers in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Based in the United States, Accents of France occasionally works in collaboration with Tricotel, our long time partner in France.
History of Treillage
The ancient Art of treillage goes all the way back to Antiquity. Originally designed to support climbing vines, the form of latticework became a decorative element in gardens. During the Middle Ages, vines were intertwined with rosebushes and honeysuckle branches to create outdoor living spaces hidden from public view. The use of treillage continued to grow, extending to formal castle parks and gardens, until it became a distinctive architectural technique during the Renaissance.
The 17th century was the Golden Age of Treillage. The Sun King of France, Louis XIV, hired André Le Nôtre to design and build the gardens for his castle in Versailles. The visionary landscape designer used simple geometric lines to force perspective, forming unique spaces and creating the most impressive formal French garden the world had ever known.
Treillage continued to be popular throughout the 18th century. It became even more elaborate and diversified, with trompe-l’œil as well as Mauresque and Oriental influences.
The French Revolution brought this craze to a halt. It was not until the end of the 19th century, that the interest in treillage returned. This re-emergence was inspired by the extensive restoration of private mansion gardens and parks.
The art of treillage is an elaborate way of playing with space and time. Its primary end use is to create architectural dimension that will remain unchanged season after season. While it would take years for hedges and topiaries to grow to full maturity, treillage instantaneously brings a sophisticated geometry, impressive scale and an elegant formality to a newly built landscape.
Today, the legacy of treillage lives on throughout the world, as more and more designers and landscape architects embrace it. They continue to utilize treillage to add elegance and beauty to facades, gardens as well as indoor spaces. Its versatility allows for installation in small spaces, such as balconies or terraces, or to hide an unsightly wall or as a screen for privacy. In addition to applications against the wall, treillage can be stand-alone pieces, i.e. alcoves, pavilions, porticos, gates, or accessories, such as planters, vases, indoor and outdoor furniture. The applications are truly unlimited.
A great project starts with a great design. At Accents of France, our 20+ year-experience allows us to customize every project based on the drawings provided by our clients (designers, architects or end users) or to help them with our own designs. Our styles range from classic treillage to chinoiserie accents to contemporary sets.
All our products are built in wood or metal, mainly aluminum, and are designed to withstand the seasonal changes all year long (rain, wind, extreme heat, etc.). Our products are still handmade using the traditional techniques while incorporating new technologies and materials, to ensure the highest quality.
As the final step, the on-site installation is crucial to the overall quality of the decor. We can send our team of skilled specialists anywhere in the world to install our treillage, or provide local installers with detailed instructions. For custom work, the installers strictly follow the dimensions indicated on the drawings given by the project designers and/or architects.