Browsing articles in "Textile Designers"

Living Vintage –

Sep 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

mid century textile, california bungalow print

The story behind Analisse Taft’s new Living Vintage fabric collection plays to the universal fantasy of finding something unexpected, valuable and life changing where you least expect it. For Taft that moment came when she discovered a pile of dusty vintage silk screens hidden away in the rafters of a Brooklyn printing factory. By adapting the designs and updating the colors she’s put a score of mid-century prints back in circulation, old but new. To view the collection visit ALT for Living, then click on “fabrics” and the “Living Vintage” icon.

Via Style Beat.

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Stig Lindberg –

Aug 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment

swedish textiles, vintage swedish fabric, mid century fabric

This dreamlike print is one of many magical designs by Swedish mid-century designer Stig Lindberg. There’s already lots of interesting information for him on line so I’ll simply link to a few here, including a write-up on his bio, Lindberg textiles for sale at Meggy Magpie Fabrics, and a look at his other mediums of choice.

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Bright Lyons –

Aug 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment

girard textile, girard banner, girard fabric

Bright Lyons in Brooklyn are big Alexander Girard aficionados and this summer portions of their collection found permanent homes in American and European museums, and with Herman Miller. Many of the Girard pieces now in their 1stDibs storefront are banners given the rather scientific name “environmental enrichment panels”. I’m not sure what this means, but it looks like a title Girard assigned them — and they would certainly enrich any environment! More research is needed on this one.

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Martha Meuse Fjetterstrom –

Aug 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

swedish textile designer, swedish carpet

Martha Meuse Fjetterstrom (1873-1941) was a Swedish textile designer whose career was punctuated by three prominent exhibitions in the 1930’s — at Liljevalchs in Sweden, at the British Museum in London and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since her death in 1941 her studio has lived on, both through contemporary executions of her hundreds of original designs and with many new pieces conceived by others working under her label. The vintage carpet shown by Marianne Richter is dated to 1969 and is among the company’s vintage offerings. Other interesting links to Fjetterstrom’s bio and designs can by found here and here.

Via Simone LeBlanc Inc.

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Celina Mancurti –

Aug 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment

screen printed linen, linen textiles, bird linen, bird textile

Celina Mancurti’s linens collection combines charming pattern design with hand screen printing techniques, organic fibers, and unexpected details (like decorative buttons sewn along a seam). You can visit her website here, and her storefront here. She also accepts custom order requests and queries!

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Rachel Clore –

Jul 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

tie dye fabric, tie dye textile, tie dye shawl

Rachel Clore is just beginning her career as a textile and surface designer and is clearly off to a great start. During a recent lengthy stay in India she learned bandani, a traditional tie dye technique now put to very effective use in her series of shawls and scarves. Hopefully there’s a lot more to come.

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Caitlin Wilson Textiles –

Jun 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment

zig zag pillow, latice pillow, cheveron pillow

Caitlin Wilson’s buoyant debut collection of sherbert colored prints (available by the yard and as pillow covers) seems like the perfect way to start the first full week of summer.

Via La Dolce Vita.

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Counterpane –

Jun 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

designer quilt, couture quilt

As described by the Los Angeles Times, Pauline Boyd’s Counterpane quilts “stand out not only for their surprising mix of materials — remnants of Moroccan silk tunics and African wax prints, Balinese sarongs and Mexican embroidered cotton dresses — but also for their unconventional, freehand style.”  100% agreed.

Via L.A. At Home.


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Sven Markelius –

Jun 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

sven markelius textile, swedish textile, midcentury modern textile

Just when I think all the huge talents of Swedish mid century textile design have been fully accounted for another name pops to the surface. Today it’s Sven Markelius, “one the most important modernist Swedish architects.” As a google image search quickly proves, he also designed textiles. The framed Markelius pattern pictured above was sold by Modern 50 and is highlighted here by Mid-Centuria as a “mathematic inspired” print of the 1950’s.

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Milton Glaser –

Jun 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

milton glaser carpet, tibetan buddhism carpet

The Summer issue of Cover magazine is out and with it comes a very interesting article on renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser’s recent collaboration with the rug manufacturer Lapchi. The art of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as Glaser’s own history of spiritual and artistic study, plays a strong role in this colorful series of limited edition carpets.

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