Sallie Hall and her daughter Andrea Elish’s appreciation for craftsmanship comes from their time living abroad. Sallie was decorating her house in Mexico City when she discovered hand-loomed woolen fabrics produced by a community of local weavers. Sallie’s desire to interpret those local textile traditions for the American market led to the creation of Savel when she moved back to the United States in 1984.
Sallie and Andrea now collaborate with mills globally to shape the Savel collections’ subtle designs. In 1994 Andrea returned from business school in Jouy-en-Josas, France (the birthplace of toiles de Jouy) and started Savel’s office in New York City.
Savel strives to bring innovative fabric designs with luxurious textures and a broad breadth of color to the interior designer. The collections are available through trade only showrooms in all major cities across the United States and in Canada. Savel's customer service is personal, responsive, and has led to long lasting client relationships.
In 2008 Savel partnered with famed American interior architect John Saladino to create the Saladino for Savel textile collection. The elegant, classically inspired fabrics are designed by Mr. Saladino in his iconic style. Savel distributes the Saladino for Savel collection nationally and internationally.
Flexible and focused, one of Savel's most important goals is to contribute to their clients' success. You are invited to visit the Savel showroom at the Decoration and Design Building in New York or contact our partner showrooms or representatives to see the latest collections.