Blog: Exhibitions

Twelve Tempting Textile Gifts for Christmas 2014

Sock Monkey at Lehman's

Denna Jones Our eclectic range of twelve textile related gifts includes three experiential gifts – exhibitions in London, New York, and Berlin. Whether for others or yourself, there’s something here for everyone. On the border of the Blenheim Palace estate lies the village of Woodstock where The Cotswold Tailor creates bespoke suits as fine as… Read more »

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Exhibitions, Homewares, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles, Uncategorized, Wearable textiles
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Campaign for Wool Warms Up Southwark Cathedral

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Denna Jones Lovers of wool are legging it around the capital to catch events, workshops and exhibitions allied to Campaign for Wool’s fifth annual UK Wool Week (6-12 October 2014). Knit-a-thon at Brora (and a Twitter auction to win the blanket outcome), meet the Maker opportunities, and a Tweed Tea Party are just a few… Read more »

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New Designers 2014: the genius of Gen Z

New Designers Flower Girl by Denna Jones

Denna Jones The annual New Designers exhibition of recent graduate work from across the UK was dominated this year by a demographic whose outlook is a fusion of the youngest of the Millennials (born circa 1980), and the elders of Generation Z (born circa 1995). Your reviewer’s conversations with  Part 1 ND graduates (notably Luna… Read more »

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Kangan Arora’s new rug collection for FLOOR_STORY

Kangan Arora Kites for Floor_Story

Denna Jones Sometimes it’s worth explaining a detail that might otherwise be overlooked. Simon Goff is Director of London-based rug company FLOOR_STORY. The detail is in the company logo. The “underscore” between the two words isn’t the ubiquitous symbol used for computer programming file naming. Rather it’s a clever, simple cipher – a symbol –… Read more »

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Vintage Dutch Design – AaBe Wool Blankets Exhibition

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Denna Jones Wool blankets – cream with red or aqua stripes and yellow with red stripes and green borders – are stacked on a flat bed sleigh behind a harnessed reindeer in a snowy landscape. Clad in red with a fur framed yellow hood, the sleigh’s driver holds a receipt for the man in the… Read more »

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String Art Nails It!

String Art Heart (2013) by Dar Tarrasch, Tel Aviv, Israel

Denna Jones ‘It was like looking through a bird cage’, declared artist Henry Moore describing how 19th c string mathematical models seen during a 1930s visit to the Science Museum, London inspired him to incorporate strings stretched taut across metal to create a series of sculptures. More than a century earlier French mathematician Gaspard Monge… Read more »

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Rubelli on Show in 2013

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The fabrics produced by textile house Rubelli have all the drama, extravagance and historical reference that you would expect of a world-class Venetian company that has been in production for 155 years. Rubelli’s 2013 presents a selection new designs that reflect Italy’s rich textile history with fabrics like Tricorno, Grimani, Galerie des Glaces, Pavone and… Read more »

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Kiki van Eijk in ’s-Hertogenbosch

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Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk graduated from the acclaimed Design Academy Eindhoven and since 2001 have shared a workshop in Eindhoven, working as independent designers. To mark the re-opening of The Het Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch the duo have been invited to exhibit an overview of their work. The exhibition comprises 80 masterpieces… Read more »

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Rocio Moreno in Barcelona

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The beautiful textiles made by Spanish designer Rocio Moreno are on display at the shop Azul Tierra in Barcelona until 30 June 2013.  

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Exhibitions, Interiors, Textiles

Bowie is… at the V&A

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David Bowie is…many different things to different people. Whether you appreciate the work of the chameleonic artist and his multiple personas or not, the first international retrospective of David Bowie’s oeuvre currently at London’s V&A Museum, entitled ‘David Bowie is’ pays homage to a pioneering and influential performer whose music, costumes and lifestyle sustained reinvention across five… Read more »

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