Posts tagged as 'textile design'
‘Bitmap’ collection by Zuzunaga
Cristian Zuzunaga’s textile designs works on many levels. The London- and Barcelona-based designer’s latest collection is no exception.
‘Bitmap’ plays with the idea of a simultaneous micro and macro view of the world, referencing as it does the visual DNA of digital imagery examined close up and, at the same time, the urban landscape presented in cartographic form – a bit of a map. The clue is in the name of the woven products, such as ‘New York’, ‘Shanghai’, ‘Tokyo’ and, of course, ‘Barcelona’.
Carpet Concept Textiles, Photo: HG Esch, Hennef – Stadt Blankenberg
Exceptional in color and durable in use, Carpet Concept textiles create harmony or highlight individual interiors. Interior designer Claudia de Bruyn from two and Marty Lamers, artist and designer, have created the collections taking the colors of the woven carpets into consideration.
The vital spirit of Carpet Concept lives both in the woven materials for floor coverings and in other fabrics. The company’s expertise in harmonious interior design and its sensitiveness to materials make the new fabric collection a textile architectural concept.
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'Borders' by Hella Jongerius for Maharam
To coincide with ICFF, Soho-based design gallery Moss will exhibit the latest collaborative project of the renowned Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and American textile supplier Maharam. Entitled ‘Borders’, the series of embroidered fabric designs explores the pre-Columbian backstrap weaving techniques indigenous to Guatemala and Mexico. (more…)
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.
Cristian Zuzunaga's new urban-landscape-inspired collection for Danish design-textile brand Kvadrat, shown at their London showroom during the 2010 London Design Festival
In the (unfortunate) hierarchy of design disciplines – just ask any architect and they’ll confirm this – textile design has traditionally occupied a less-than-superior position. Spanish-born Londoner Cristian Zuzunaga has been troubling the creative order of things recently, however, with his conceptually and technically innovative work for such leading textile manfuacturers as Kvadrat and Nanimarquina. The interesting thing, though, is that he’s not a textile designer, at least in terms of training. Architonic met up with Zuzunaga at the Design Post in Cologne during this year’s Orgatec fair to pick at some threads. (more…)
'Fire' pattern for Kvadrat pillowcases by Cristian Zuzunaga
His impressing colourful visual landscapes were discovered by one of the best textile companies. Kvadrat will launch a new collection of textiles designed by the Barcelona born and London based pattern designer Cristian Zuzunaga.
His cushion collection, ‘Squaring of the Circle’, consists of three designs, named ‘Spirit’, ‘Soul’ and ‘Fire’, which are all constructed from pixels – the designer’s trademark pattern. Each cushion will be unique thanks to the repeat of the printed fabric. This as well as Cristian Zuzunaga’s curtain collection ‘Skyline and Cityscape’ will be presented during this year’s London Design Festival at the Kvadrat showroom, 10 Shepherdess Walk, London N1 7LB.