|Andre Heget has been collecting antique textile sample books, archives, documents and designs since 1973. After working
for many years as sales manager for the famous Bilbille Co and J.CLAUDES- FRERES Co, textile trend and samples books
publishers, he established his own company in 1982.
The ANDRE HEGET TEXTILE DESIGNS, ARCHIVES and BOOKS Co is located in Como, Italy, the silk capital and
In today’s computerised world, archives are indispensable raw material for inspiration. Designers can be inspired by the
past to start their research, or to create something new, or maybe just copy a beautiful antique design, that may sell again.
In Como the ANDRE HEGET Co showroom is overflowing with:
Original volumes of European textile mills fabrication books- with samples and dated technical data.
Design studios paintings 1830-1990.
Over one million samples classified by style, type and subjects:
lace, ribbon, scarves, neckties, plaids, stripes, embroideries, wallpapers, paisleys, prints, jacquards,
curtains, upholsteries, ethnic marvels and more.
All of these collections are available as resource material as design inspiration for fashion, home furnishing, knitting,
printing, weaving, accessories, lingeries etc. FOR A VERY AFFORDABLE PRICE. You can buy designs, samples or a
complete sample book. You can find in his archives a 150 year old paisley shawl, an original kimono, a vintage sarong, a
handmade batik, an African kuba-raffia woven, or a Chinese embroidery coat.
Or if you can’t get enough, you could buy a full truck load of Mill archives from us!
Almost 170 years of continuous history of a jacquard or printing factory can be in your office. Then you have the History
Chanel of textiles for your lifetime exclusively for you!
Any specific style, floral, geometric, conversational, Jacobean, toile de jouy, damask, wool, knitted, pique, matelasse,
mouliné, fil coupé, sergé, jarré. You are one phone call away. Just call Andre Heget for an appointment.
You can have masterpieces from this textile museum for your own work and your own collection.
In truth, and in fact, this is the largest privately owned textile museum in the world.
Any textile oriented town, or government would be enhanced with having such a great resource that has brought
thousands of visitors, student, industrialists and designers to this museum after its opening, increasing the fame and
prestige of the city where the magnificent collection is displayed. ’Historia est magistra vitae’ Diamonds and textiles are
forever. But textiles are even more spectacular.
New York Times Article Andre Heget "Old Fabrics and New Designs"