The Woven Series by New Zealand designer Timothy John is a range of furniture pieces made of steel wire and industrial felt, including The Genius (the grey felt chair), The Mastermind (the black chair with semi-exposed wire frame) and The Deviant, a Grandfather clock. The project was based around the idea of experimenting with weaving… Read more »
The current exhibition ‘Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010’ at the Bard Graduate Center in New York is “the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to a leading producer of modern textile design.” On until 31 July 2011 the show is a great display of work completed by Knoll Textiles over 65 years. Each decade takes a floor of the exhibition… Read more »
ICFF at the Javits Center New York starts on Saturday. A fabulous range of rugs will be shown by Tania Johnson, Malene B, Inigo Elizalde, Asha, Nying Zemo, Warp & Weft, Top Floor, Alpha Custom Rugs, Bennet Bean, Balanced Design, Luke Irwin, Liza Phillips, Nanimarquina, Naja Utzon Popov and Orley & Shabahang! Plus textiles from… Read more »
The ‘Rrround Chair’ by Arttu Kuisma and Janne Melajoki, design students at the Institute of Design of Lahti, uses the idea of recycling exhibition carpet, turning it into seating. The design won an award at the Habitare Design Competition in September 2010.
Italian fashion designer and artist Roberto Capucci is celebrated for his innovative forms and ingenious use of colour, and materials. An exhibition – the first survey of his work in the United States – featuring over eighty Capucci creations – as well as original drawings and sketches – is on at the Philadelphia Museum of Art… Read more »
These beautiful rugs based on designs by San Francisco artist Rex Ray were first featured in COVER Spring 2010. The designs are now being sold in London by bespoke rug company Bazaar Velvet, on the New Kings Road.
The work of UK-based artist Inge Jacobsen focuses on turning commercial images into unique, handmade creations using weaving and sewing. In her recent work Jacobsen has taken cover of Vogue magazine onto which she has embroidered using cross-stitch.
The 2011 Kips Bay Show House opened on 28 April showing off the work of 23 decorators, designers, and interiors specialists in the former John Hay “Jock” Whitney 10,000-square-foot mansion at 163 East 63rd Street, New York. The next issue of COVER will contain a more in-depth report on the event but here are some… Read more »