Blog: February 2011

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S.Wert Design are a German design company based in Berlin and headed by creative team Sandra Siewert and Dirk Berger. The duo’s Urban designs draw on elements of city architecture which, when detached from their urban surroundings, create a new aesthetic, somewhere between abstraction and reality. One of the company’s latest designs is a knitted… Read more »

New Collections, Rugs & Carpets

Fibre Art in Milan

Here are a selection of images from ‘MI ARTEXTIL’, a contemporary art-textile show at MyOwngallery, in Milan, located next to Superstudio at via Tortona 27, on from 20 February – 1 March 2011.

Exhibitions, Textiles

Suki Cheema

Suki Cheema graduated from Central Saint Martins art college in London in 1999 and travelled around the world for a year during which time he took hundreds of photographs. When he returned from his travels he translated his images into prints and went on to do work for Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and… Read more »

Rugs & Carpets, Textiles, We Like


The beautifully colourful felt products that German company HEY-SIGN produce will be taken by the German Design Council on a travelling exhibition to Salone del Mobile in Milan in April, ICFF in New York in May and Business Design Week Hong Kong in November. The Design Deutschland 2011 (German Design 2011) exhibition will take several… Read more »

Exhibitions, Fairs, Homewares, We Like

Maria Westerberg

Maria Westerberg showed her designs at the recent Stockholm furniture fair. Her designs use ideas of recycling and turning objects into new design. In 2009 she made a recycled interior collection, including pillows and chairs made using old ties, for a large Swedish company, Indiska. She adds: “The underlying theme for most of my projects… Read more »

Textiles, We Like

DVF Home 2011

Fashion designer Diane von Fustenberg has launched a new home collection, which includes bed linen, tabletop, and home accessories. The DVF Home Collection features bold colours and patterns in time for Spring! It is currently available at Bloomingdales.

Homewares, Interiors, New Collections, Textiles

Amy Butler

Amy Butler is a US designer working in Granville, Ohio. She designs wallpaper (for Graham and Brown), fabrics (for Rowan), rugs (for Chandra), sewing patterns and interior products. Her wallpaper collection for Graham and Brown won a 2010 House Beautiful Silver Award for Best Wallcovering and she was nominated as a finalist by Interior Design… Read more »

Rugs & Carpets, Textiles

Festival Rug

This Festival rug by Mini Moderns has been designed to celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the Festival of Britain. The event opened on the South Bank in London in May 1951 with the aim of giving Britons a feeling of recovery and progress and to promote better-quality design in the rebuilding of British towns… Read more »

New Collections, Rugs & Carpets, We Like

Balpinar in Bahrain

Textile artist Belkis Balpinar has an unbeatable knowledge of Turkish weaving traditions but the kilims she produces are seen more as pieces of art work rather than craft. As founder and director of the Carpet and Kilim Museum in Istanbul, former curator of carpets at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts and former founding… Read more »


Women in Orient

‘Women in Orient. Vu par Christian Lacroix’ is an exhibition that opened yesterday at Musée du quai Branly in Paris. The show is a display of 150 traditional womens’ costumes and accessories from the Near East, selected by designer Christian Lacroix and Hana Chidiac, Head of the North African and Near East collections at the… Read more »


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