Browsing articles in "Textile Designers"

Adam & Viktoria –

Mar 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

embroidered pillow

Lisa Fontanarosa, who represents Adam & Viktoria along with other exceptional artisans, describes the textile company this way:

Inspired by the secret gardens of children’s fairy tales, the Swedish duo Adam & Viktoria create textiles, decorative cushions, cubes, screens, and tables that dare to be different. Pre-Raphaelite colors: ruby roses, peacock blues, and brilliant jades combined with fruit and floral motifs pleasingly plucked from vintage wallpapers and Oriental rugs, turn them into painterly works that transcend time.


Via C Magazine.

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Zak + Fox –

Mar 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

It’s hard not to love a fabric company with a beloved pet in its name. Check out the stylish duo here, and their budding fabric line here.

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Mariem Besbes –

Mar 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

henna fabric

The biography of Tunisian textile designer and color alchemist Mariem Besbes is almost mythical in its themes of cultural history, family lineage, and personal destiny. Lucky for us, her story centers around the ancient art of weaving.

Via The World Of Interiors.

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String Theory –

Feb 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment

contemporary throw

With their simultaneously timeless and cutting-edge patterns for scarves, shawls and throws, Meghan Price and Lysanne Latulippe (the Canadian duo behind String Theory) construct meta-visualizations that explore “textile” as a concept both in theory and practice. In doing so the woven becomes the knit — and vice versa. Above, their String Theory throw in grey.

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Polly Barton –

Feb 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

textile artist, silk ikat

Polly Barton is one of eleven contemporary textile artists whose work will be featured in The Textile Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Sourcing The Museum” (3/23/12 – 8/19/12). Under the direction of Jack Lenor Larsen, the show’s contributing artists were invited to create new works in direct response to the inspirational contents of the museum’s rich historical collection. Both new and old works will be on display, creating a visual dialogue that the museum subtitles “museum as muse”.

Above, Barton’s 35″ square double ikat called “Blue Veil“.

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Zina de Plagny –

Feb 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment

art scarves, designer scarf

The work of textile designer Zina de Plagny (1914-2000) lives on in licensing to the fashion and interior design industry (e.g.  fashion Nina Ricci and Surface View). For tokens of her cheery aesthetic visit the e-boutique of her estate; here you’ll find the scarf pictured above.

Via Design Wonderland.

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Alan Davie –

Feb 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment

alan davie, textile artist, primitive textile

This wool tapestry by Alan Davie (shown cropped above) is a jewel among a handful of “Interiors” auctions containing carpets and textiles at Christie’s this month. Davie’s short Wikipedia biography describes a very full artistic life happily outside the mainstream. And at 92 it sounds like he’s still going strong: “Davie is currently working on a 40 metre watercolour which he calls his great masterpiece. He has sworn that it will be complete before he dies.”

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Idarica Gazzoni –

Feb 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Longtime decorative painter Idarica Gazzoni is now designing fabrics and wallpapers infused with old-world motifs and color palettes, like “Turkish Moon” on Tussah silk pictured above.

Via Elle Decor, March 2012.

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Scholten & Baijings –

Jan 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

scholten baijings, contemporary blanket, striped blanket

It’s hard to say what’s more alluring, the entirely re-imagined Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair or the Scholten & Baijings blanket on display.

Via Design Milk. In addition, here’s an interesting interview with the duo — and here’s a link to more product.

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Wendy Bray –

Jan 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

wendy bray fabric, 1950's fabric

The World Of Interiors has proved its worth yet again with this wonderfully illustrated and written article about (and by) octogenarian textile designer Wendy Bray; today her 1950’s era art-school portfolio is being joyfully rediscovered – and reproduced – by a new generation.

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