Kinnasand‘s new fabric collection RESET 2011 will be presented at PURE TEXTILE imm cologne (18-23 January 2011), Paris Déco Off (20-24 January), the Stockholm Furniture Fair (8-12 February) and Salone del Mobile Milan (12-17 April). Kinnasand describe the new fabric range as “a pure and authentic textile collection, wherein material, weaving technique and finishing respond… Read more »
Berlin rug company Reuber Henning will be presenting fifteen new carpets at Domotex Hanover in January 2011. Every year from 2011 RH will be launching a new collection designed by a visual artist, beginning with Berlin painter Achim Kobe. The new rugs include two more designs from the poetic, fairy-tale range entitled Kink Fox and… Read more »
Installation artist Gabriel Dawe is currently exhibiting new work at the Dallas Contemporary in Texas. Plexus no. 4 is made out of gütermann thread, wood and nails attached to blocks of wood and gives the effect of looking at complex computer generated imagery. His previous three Plexus designs are equally as breathtaking! The show in… Read more »
Korean design company kamkam has produced a collection of furniture made of felt. The ‘Dressed-up furniture series’ includes stool, cabinets and benches, which can be opened and closed using belts, buckles and buttons.
King of stripes Paul Smith has designed a new fabric for Maharam. The ‘Slow Exposure Stripe’ textile is part of Maharam’s Digital Project and is a photo collage of London’s Brick Lane at night. The wall and upholstery textile collection also includes work by artists and designers Fred Tomaselli, Markus Linnenbrink, Phoebe Washburn, Dan Graham… Read more »
Red Spruce will be holding a special exhibition ‘Start to Finish: The Making of a Red Spruce Carpet’ on 25-27 November 2011. The show at Argyle Fine Art in Halifax will include new rugs and work in progress plus rug hooking demonstrations.
London based Raw Edges Design Studio is showing their latest felt designs entitled ‘Coiling’ at Fat Galerie Paris. The two designers who make up Raw Edges, Par Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, cut long strips of rolled wool felt and coil them into cone shapes to be used as seats, supported by wooden legs. The… Read more »
Anita Bell is a British designer who makes rugs and wall hangings based on her photography of nature and the landscapes around her. Her company Escape Landscape Designs recently produced a unique piece of ‘rug furniture’, a carpet chair.
American rug company the nought collective has released a great new collection entitled ‘oh my head’, which comprises nine rug designs inspired by art and sculpture from world cultures and civilisations that represent certain beliefs and ways of thinking. Designer and company owner Tracey Sawyer has used icons such as the Statue of Liberty and… Read more »
The late British clothes designer Alexander McQueen is to be celebrated in an upcoming exhibition at New York’s Met in May 2011. ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ will celebrate the McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. The work on display will range from his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection in 1992 to his final runway presentation in… Read more »