textile design

Sophie Duran

i’ve been seeing Sophie Duran‘s work around the internet for a while now, so i was thrilled when she got in touch to tell me about her new print collection Undiscovered Wonders of the World.

Created out of self made photographes, old travel books and minerals, these unknown mysterious worlds are open to multiple interpretations. Inspired by Celtic, Norwegian, Indian and Greek ancient stories, every landscape has a name that gives slightly a clue of where you could explore it. All prints are digitally printed at the Audax Textile Museum Tilburg and CATDigital Glasgow, Scotland. As a material I used silk velvet and crepe de chine. The velvet gives vibrance to the colours and makes the landscapes look three-dimensional. Crepe de chine gives a lightness and sophisticated feeling to the prints. The designs are presented as scarfs (135cm x 135cm), finished with a 925 silver detail.

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Moniquilla

Mónica Muñoz is the talented designer behind Moniquilla - a fashion range featuring her beautifully unique textile designs.  i have been poring over the latest autumn / winter lookbook which you can see in its entirety here. if you want to find out more about her prices & ordering information just email info [at] moniquilla . com

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Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre

i was recently given a beautifully designed scarf as a gift, which i am tempted to have framed because the design itself is far more interesting to me than actually wearing the scarf. now i’m having second thoughts after seeing these silk scarves designed by textile designers Amélie Charroin & Marie Colin-Madan for Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre - which means 1984 in french, the year of birth of the two designers. it’s quite awesome to see how such interesting designs transform depending on how you  wear the pieces.

Based in Lyon, the historic cradle of silk, and passionate about art – they decided to play with the codification of the silk scarf and create their own collections of printed squares. Their printed scaffolded four hands are steeped in both the traditional world of square flat frame and a contemporary design influenced by the music, clips, videos, painting, art history… Their images combine unique mixed media, drawing,painting, photomontage.

(google translated from french)

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vera neumann

vera neumann was an american artist and entrepreneur. she is best known for her bold colored patterns on her linens and scarves, signed with her script “vera” and a ladybug. world war two was in full swing when vera found that the linen supply was dwindling. searching for more linen for her products, she came across extra parachute silk at an army surplusstore. vera scarves launched the business into immediate popularity and vera was soon on a first-name basis with women around the country. marilyn monroe was a fan, as well as grace kelly. women around the country chose vera products for their color and happy prints.

these are from scott lindberg’s collection

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rad rugs

i have never been a carpet person, i much prefer an expanse of empty floor than having rugs lying all over the place (especially loose carpets on a floor that already has wall-to-wall carpeting… something i will never understand.) slowly though i have come to the realisation that it might just be because i have never come across carpets i actually like.

these antique carpets by swedish artist & textile designer martha meuse fjetterström (on auction at bukowski’s) are a huge exception. considering they’re priced between $4000-30,000 they probably would not be displayed on my floor.

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orla by skinny laminx

oh man, i am in love with these chairs that heather aka skinny laminx had reupholstered in her amazing new orla fabric. flip, what i would give to have an entire couch done in the black & white print… you can purchase at her etsy

all images skinny laminx

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