'Meteor Ottoman' by Klaus Haapaniemi and Mia Wallenius for Established & Sons
Klaus Haapaniemi, the celebrated Finnish artist and designer, author of the playful folkloric print for the famous ‘Taika’ dinnerware series, has created this collection of whimsically printed accessories in collaboration with Mia Wallenius for the British label Established & Sons. (more…)
'Wooden carpet' by Elisa Strozyk
The young Berlin based textile designer Elisa Strozyk recently received this year’s German Design Award for Newcomers. After studying surface and textile design at Weißensee Designschool in Berlin, she recently graduated from Central St. Martins College in London. Her ‘wooden textiles’ convinced the jury, who underlined the formal originality, the emotional and symbolic quality and the innovativeness of Elisa’s work.
The prize was awarded by the German Design Council and the German Ministry of Economics.
'Wooden textiles' by Elisa Strozyk
'Wooden textiles' by Elisa Strozyk
to the Elisa Strozyk website
Three dimensional textiles by Angharad McLaren
At this year’s 100%Futures the Britsh textile designer Angharad McLaren presented her recent works, a collection of artfully woven textiles suitable for blinds, screens or wall panels.
A passion for the sea and water-sports such as sailing and windsurfing visually inspire the colours, patterns and textures in Angharad’s designs. Her personal experience of sports and performance textiles has also led to an interest and exploration of hi-tech yarns and finishes such as neoprene and reflective yarns as well as organic, recycled and eco-friendly fibres. In an experimental design process she combines these with new weave structures and updates traditional patterns, sometimes combining industrial production with hand- finishing techniques to create unique innovative effects.
Visually inspired by sea and water-sports such as sailing and windsurfing
“As the yarns and materials I use are quite unusual, I sometimes have to experiment with a lot of different weave structures and techniques until I get the right effect. Weaving intrigues me as there are so many possibilities within a logical framework of structures and limitations- I like to push these boundaries and develop new techniques to get the effect I’m looking for, such as using a traditional technique with very modern yarns or combining hand craft techniques with industrial production.”
Textiles by Angharad McLaren
Angharad McLaren is currently working on a commission which also looks to traditional textiles for research: to design and produce blinds for the Shetland Museums’ Hay’s Dock Cafe & Restaurant.
to the Angharad McLaren website
'teapot 3' by Nina Levett 2009
Nina Levett’s patterns and ornaments are based on conceptual, humorous ideas, her work is based on experiments with surfaces and materials. Ornaments and patterns are developed for ceramic tiles, textiles, resin floors, boats, glass walls as well as packaging and (editorial) print.
The patterns on the wallpapers are handpainted and finished with epoxy resin.
She now uses these designs with wallpapers, home textiles, and fashion articles; all the things that we use to make our homes and lives perfect. The idea is to show the perfect home, swallowing the perfect housewife with her perfect husband, and make them ridiculously invisible so that they become accessorized by their wish to be seemingly perfect people.
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