Blog: May 2017

‘Refractive Monolith’ by Lee Baker

Ten thousand metres of coloured yarn were used to create artist Lee Baker’s  amazing installation work Refractive Monolith. Commissioned by The Future Tense for its ‘SPECTRA I’ exhibition at the end of 2011, the installation utilizes the corner of the gallery to display vibrant acrylic strands creating a three dimensional reaction to his paintings. Baker explains the installation… Read more »

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Art Textiles, Textiles, We Like

Talking Textiles and more in Stockholm

The Stockholm Furniture Fair returns on 7-11 February 2012 with companies such at Bolon, Bute Fabrics, Kasthall, Kinnasand, Kvadrat, Marimekko, Nya Nordiska, Wobedo Design, Kateha, Makeda. The SFF forms part of the Stockholm Design Week (6-12 February), which will feature some exciting events including another installment of Li Edelkoort’s brilliant Talking Textiles show which debuted… Read more »

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Events, Exhibitions, Fairs, Textiles

Emma J Shipley Textiles

UK-based RCA graduate Emma J Shipley has set up a luxury scarf label with designs derived from her own beautiful pencil drawings which are inspired by nature and by technology. Shipley has won numerous awards including the Texprint Pattern Award and the John Lewis Award for Emerging Talent, both in 2011 and it is not hard… Read more »

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Textiles, We Like

Kate MccGwire’s feather sculptures

Kate MccGwire is a London-based sculptor whose recent work includes a series of stunning feather sculptures. Each piece is made from thousands of wing and tail feathers from birds that include pigeon, magpie, goose, teal, pheasant, duck and woodcock. all images © tessa angus courtesy all visual arts

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Art

Janaïna Milheiro Textiles

Janaïna Milheiro is a Paris-based textile designer who is showing her work at Maison et Objet, which ends today. Her beautiful textiles are composed of pieces of silk which she combines with feathers.

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New Collections, Textiles, We Like

Liberty Art Fabrics SS12

London brand Liberty releases new patterns into its Art Fabrics collection every season. The new Spring/Summer 2012 Liberty Art Fabrics collection was inspired by archives, antiques and costume. Colour palettes were based around mood boards created by eminent contributors to fashion, art and antiques, with prints giving a nod to the beautiful Glencot House in… Read more »

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New Collections, Textiles, We Like

On the Rocks by az & mut

Rafaële David and Géraldine Hetzel of Paris-based design duo az & mut have designed a new carpet collection called On the Rocks. The collection consists of three differently shaped rugs which are hand-tufted in Belgium from linen. The linen allows for thermo-regulation and for slip-resistance there is a natural latex backing. On the Rocks will be on show at Maison et… Read more »

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New Collections, Rugs & Carpets, We Like

Wonders of the World by Sophie Duran

The designs of Sophie Duran‘s new collection of seven textile prints Undiscovered Wonders of the World are created from Duran’s photographs, old travel books and minerals, to give strange worlds that are open to interpretation. The images are digitally printed onto fabrics such as silk velvet and crepe de chine to give greater strength to… Read more »

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New Collections, Textiles, We Like

(Teddy) Bear Skin Rugs

Artist Agustina Woodgate, originally from Buenos Aires but now based in Miami, has made a collection of bear skin rugs with a difference. The six designs are made from teddy bear skins from donated stuffed animals. Woodgate explains the designs: “The process starts with the departure of the loving life objects have when they are… Read more »

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Rugs & Carpets, We Like

Wallpaper Design Awards 2012

Wallpaper has recently released its winners of the magazine’s 2012 Design Awards. Categories include everything from Best Socks and Best Perfume, to Best City, Building and Car. Winner of the Best Rug is Capitone by Jaime Hayón for The Rug Company. Best Fabric has gone to Ralley by Nya Nordiska. One of four winners of the… Read more »

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Awards, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles

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