One recent project by American artist Phillip Stearns are his Glitch Textiles, a collection of woven and knit blankets whose patterns are generated from images taken with short circuited cameras. Stearns comments: “These blankets are layered with irony: a digital photographic image, made with an intentionally broken (rewired) camera, is mechanically woven or knit into… Read more »
Obeetee Inc. will be showing for the first time at this September’s New York International Carpet Show. The firm will be featuring a number of new additions to its highly successful Kuba, Relic and Epoch lines, launched last January. The stylish and affordable Rubi collection will be expanded with several new colour combinations for fall… Read more »
Soner Ozenc Product Design Studio (SOPDS) is run by designer Soner (based in London) and his business partner Bahadir (based in Atlanta), who were born and raised together in Turkey. The studio’s latest project is EL Sajjadah, an electroluminescent prayer mat incorporating GPS technology to enable it to light up when facing Mecca. It runs… Read more »
The latest project from We Make Carpets is the Cocktail Carpet, which was commissioned by NDSM-werf, Amsterdam. The glamorous ‘carpet’ was exhibited in the NDSM vitrine situated at the exit of the Amsterdam central – NDSM ferry.
London-based rug designer Sonya Winner will be showing new designs during the 2012 London Design Week in September. The new rugs will include Bubbles Outline, Holey Bubbles and Puppy Love and will be on display at Tent London on 20-23 September.
This year Dovecot Studios celebrates one hundred years of contemporary tapestry production with a series of exhibitions, events and collaborations. First founded in a set of converted Victorian swimming baths by the Marquess of Bute, the studio evolved from William Morris’ renowned Merton Abbey Craft Studio, emerging to become one of Europe’s most recognised centres… Read more »
Knitted Army is a range of fabric furnishings by Berlin-based Italian designer Andrea Brena, who is currently studying at programme at the Eindhoven Academy. In this collection he revives the art of arm-knitting, a process in which he reuses discarded fabric strips from Italian textile factories to knit into carpets, pillows and chairs using only his arms as the guide. The… Read more »
London-based artist Nicolas Feldmeyer employs existing architecture to create new spaces through the integration of contrasting materials. His latest piece of work is Untitled (Woven Portico), a site-specific installation in which he has woven translucent mesh between the columns of the portico of the central building at University College London (UCL), on show until 15th June… Read more »
Hush us a seating pod by London-based designer Freya Sewell made from 100% wool felt with cushions stuffed with recycled wool fibres, making it a very green product. It can either be sat inside, creating a womb-like environment, or turned into a chair to be sat upon. Sewell adds: “Open plan offices and public buildings,… Read more »