Blog: New Collections

Oh là là! Jean-Paul Gaultier to launch China inspired textiles

Say ooh, la la, come on, come on, come on, say ooh la la. Spelled “oh là là” in his native French, fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is under licence to French textile firm Lelièvre to launch a home textiles line in the autumn. COVER says oh là là là là! Gaultier’s collaboration follows a successful… Read more »

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Kiyoshi Yamamoto’s textile designs for Aurlandskoen Shoes

Should we have a staff shoe at COVER? Yes. Time to start that e-petition so COVER’s big Kahuna will buy us a slew of Kiyoshi Yamamoto’s hand printed leather textile shoes from the 2012/13 season of the Aurlandskoen shoe company. The ancient Norse warriors who named the land where Aurland shoes are made weren’t ones… Read more »

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The Comfort of Objects by Rebecca Lefèvre

Central Saint Martins Textile Design graduate Rebecca Lefèvre presented a fabric collection at New Designers 2012 last week based around the idea of  hoarding objects as a form of comfort and protection. Lefèvre collected a selection of nick-nacks from second-hand markets to inspire the collection, which takes the form of a series of woven fabrics… Read more »

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Dovecot Studios celebrates Cententary

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 »

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Knitted Army by Andrea Brena

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 »

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Kit Kemp for Chelsea Textiles

A collection of fantastic hand embroidered fabrics has been created by Kit Kemp, design director of Firmdale Hotels, in collaboration with Chelsea Textiles‘ head designer, Jenny Simpson. Influenced by a sense of the whimsical and the lyrical, as well as a love of animals, the collection features a series of characters and patterns that have… Read more »

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Chair Wear by Bernotat & Co

Chair Wear is a great project by design studio Bernotat & Co that was shown during Milan Design Week at Ventura Lambrate. Why buy a new chair when you can dress up the one you have? As the designers explain: “Chair Wear started as a mildly ironical joke, and ended up in a very inspiring new way of… Read more »

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Encoded Textiles by Raw Color

Dutch Studio Raw Color has developed a cryptographer which generates a pattern based on words which have been translated into a code, exploring the concept of the personal message and its delivery becoming predominantly digital. The designers add: “A personal message is more and more often sent digitally. Intangible, floating in the air, only readable on a screen.” Each… Read more »

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Making hard things soft!

HOW ARE YOU are a Swedish design company started in 2011 by Tobias Johansson and Emelie Ronnebro. Their new collection ‘Making hard things soft’ comprises a series of nine cushion cover designs depicting surfaces like concrete, plywood, ice, OSB (oriented strand board), concrete, stone and brick.

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780.559 by Maarten Baas

In the Netherlands, Liberation Day is annually celebrated on 5 May, to mark the end of World War II. For 2012 the Liberation Day Committee Amsterdam has invited all inhabitants of the city to have a festive meal together and for the occasion Maarten Baas has designed a unique tablecloth 780.559,with the names of all… Read more »

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