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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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Laundry Bag Tartan Fashion by London Cloth Company

London Cloth Company laundry bag plaid tartan

Denna Jones In advance of COVER’s exclusive interview later this year with Daniel Harris, Founder of the London Cloth Company, where we will reveal the weaver’s collaboration on a line of tweed upholstery fabrics, we highlight one of Harris’s line of suit-weight tweeds (below) – the “Laundry Bag”. (continued)   British readers with a keen… Read more »

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Vintage Dutch Design – AaBe Wool Blankets Exhibition

reindeer vintage wool blanket

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!

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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Lindsay Alker launches “House of Bertoncini” fabric collection

Denna Jones British textile designer Lindsay Alker’s second collection of hand silk-screened textiles made in England and printed on natural linen, launches September 2013 at London’s prestigious Decorex International design show. Titled “House of Bertoncini”, Alker’s collection was inspired by Alker’s aunt Palmira Bertoncini’s early 20th century villa in the Italian countryside.   Palmira Bertoncini… Read more »

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Turkish Textiles in Rome

The Fondaco Dei Turchi shop in Rome is run by Burak Serdaroglu, a Turk who has lived in Italy for twenty years. Serdaroglu sells handmade Turkish textiles which are make in a small family-run factory in Antioch in southeast Turkey. In this interview with Blouin ARTINFO he explains about how he convinced Italians, who are proud… Read more »

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Homewares, Textiles, Wearable textiles

Rubelli on Show in 2013

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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New Designers 2013: Beautiful Brutalism

Denna Jones The brethren of Brutalism tend to be a raucous and bullish tribe. Built of concrete in solid, spare, monolithic forms, the mid-twentieth century modern architectural style known as Brutalism polarises opinion in the same way knuckles tattooed with Love and Hate tend to send a mixed message to all who encounter the fists… Read more »

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New Designers 2013: a Star is Discovered

Denna Jones “Pop! pop! pop!” Daniel Beckford positions his arms to hold an imaginary rug tufting gun, pumps his hands, and delights in providing verbal support for his impromptu demonstration of how he placed scattered pot shots of wool across a quadrant of his degree show rug “My Life”, shown as part of Staffordshire University’s… Read more »

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Cathedrals of Culture become Cozy Living Rooms

Denna Jones Knees and elbows planted on the stone floor, head down, a young man’s attention is focused on a small square of paper where he draws or perhaps makes notes. Found in the lower left corner of Cornelis de Man’s 1664 painting of the interior of St Lawrence Church in Rotterdam (detail below), the… Read more »

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