halloessen and Kontor Kontur exhibition at Greenhouse 2011 in Stockholm
This year’s Greenhouse – the young designer’s exhibition during the Stockholm Furniture Fair – had again a lot to offer. One of the most beautiful exhibitions was the shared booth of the German designers from halloessen and the Gothenburg based designer trio Kontor Kontur – an artful interplay of graphical decoration, delicate textile design and sophisticated furniture and accessories.
Bed linen by Scholten & Baijings with the designer's typical pattern for HAY
The Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings realised a new collection of home textiles for the Danish manufacturer HAY. The first items, bed linen, tea towels and two series of carpets were presented at this year’s Maison & Object for the first time.
'Losanges' by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Nanimarquina
At this year’s Maison&Objet from 21 – 25 January the Spanish carpet manufacturer Nanimarquina will present the new design by the Paris based designer brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Based on the traditional kilim-technique, carried through by the craftsmen of Northern Pakistan, they created this vivid, geometrical, rhombus shaped pattern. Completely manufactured by hand – even the Afghan wool is spun by hand – each lozenge is slightly different and each rug, a unique piece.
These patchwork carpets by the Belgian manufacturer Limited Edition are composed of recovered remnants of traditional, antique Turkish rugs that are treated, dyed and woven together – a beautiful example of smart and stylish re-use.
'Pliages' by Daniel Hechter for Toulemonde Bochart
This hand tufted wool relief designed by Daniel Hechter is part of the newest carpet collection of the French manufacturer Toulemonde Bachart. The crystalline surface is composed of different shades of gray which slightly change depending on the light incidence.
The Spanish carpet manufacturer nanimarquina just presented this beautiful video which describes in impressive images the production and the artisanry of their skilled workers in India.
On the basis of this premise, in 1994 several companies that imported carpets from India, Nepal and Pakistan founded the Care & Fair organisation. Its principal objective: to eradicate child labour from the carpet manufacturing industry in these areas.
nanimarquina has been a member of Care & Fair since the outset and can therefore guarantee that no child labour has been used in the production of their rugs.
nanimarquina will exhibit at this year’s Design Biennale INTERIEUR 2010 in Kortrijk.
The Spanish manufacturer Gandia Blasco produces beside its collection of outdoor furniture a wide range of high quality carpets under the label GAN. At this year’s Habitat Valencia they presented some beautiful new designs, amongst others this traditional looking by slightly simplified Kilim by the Valencia based graphic and product designer Sandra Figuerola.
Annemette Beck lives up to Denmark’s reputation for textile design. Famous for her experiments with new combinations of structures and materials such as rubber, paper yarn, all kinds of metal threads etc. the work of the Danish weaver and textile designer covers rugs, upholstery fabrics, runners, blinds and room dividers.
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