• Posts Tagged ‘pattern’

    Hot off the press: 5 exclusive new designer collaborations from Bemz

    by  • Friday, August 21, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Famed for designing stunning covers for Ikea’s furniture, Swedish brand Bemz has long-been the ultimate way to make homogenous furnishings feel completely unique. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the brand is launching a limited-edition designer collection, featuring five gorgeous new fabrics. What’s more, each designer will curate their pattern of choice alongside additional fabrics from the existing 250-strong Bemz range. This will be filmed (check out the video at the end of our story!) and launched throughout the year, so keep checking their website for updates!

    Sudara

    First up was Tricia Guild, founder of Designers Guild, who kicked off the campaign in May 2015. Her design Sudara (above), is a digitally printed floral in rich tones, featuring azure and purple hydrangeas interspersed with painterly green leaves.

    Fruit-Garden

    Next up is the Fruit Garden print by Camilla Lundsten’s company Littlephant (above), which is available from August 20 2015. Delve into a world of whimsical characters in a modern Scandi print for a bold, stylish update to fabrics and furniture alike.

    Jardin-Exo'Chic

    For a large-scale statement pattern, check out Jardin Exo’Chic by Christian Lacroix. Created in deep inky tones with a palm leaf print, it’s an exotic addition that adds instant modern drama. Make it pop with bold cushions in primary colours. Pythagoras

    The final contributions feature Pythagoras (above, available from October 15 2015), a digital geometric print in a spectrum of fiery tones from Sven Markelius, whose résumé includes the Swedish pavilion and UN buildings in New York. The fifth and final design will come from Katarina Wiklund, set to be unveiled in November!

    Like what you see? Learn a little more about the collection with this behind-the-scenes film:

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    Fresh for summer ’15: don’t miss the new season collection from St Jude’s

    by  • Friday, July 31, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Renowned for putting a modern twist on traditional, nature-inspired motifs, St Jude’s Fabrics & Prints has established itself in the hearts of print-lovers thanks to its distinctive style, bold use of colour and flowing illustrations.Birch-Tree-Sun

    This summer, the brand is launching Birch Tree Sun (above), a new fabric and wallpaper from designer Angie Lewin. Inspired by her 2006 wood engraving Five Trees and her 2010 screen print Winter Birches, the design features an interwoven series of cascading rivers, sun-like orbs and clusters of cross-hatched trees. Available in five colourways, pick your favourite from mustard and sea blue, coral and sage green, teal and slate, terracotta and grey, and a moody ink and turquoise option, all at £54 per m.

    Emily-Sutton

    The brand has also relaunched the fish-adorned Deep Sea fabric (above). Created by Emily Sutton, it follows her enchanting Curiosity Shop design, and comes in three beautiful colourways. Choose from pops of Coral in a stormy blue scene, enlivening aqua and cool grey, or a palette of lively blues over fresh white. Inspired by enchanting relics from bygone eras and afternoons spent in Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood, her intricate prints look beautiful as both curtains and accessories alike, and cost £54 per m.

    ANGIE

    For a taste of these designs on a smaller scale, printmaker and St Jude’s co-founder Angie is also selling a selection of limited-edition prints. Produced as linocuts, wood engravings, lithographs and screen prints, her unique pieces are reminiscent of plants set against the roaring sea and sky of North Norfolk and the Scottish Highlands. post-460

    Perfect for nature-lovers, these woodland-inspired artworks are available online, and will also be shown at The Bankside Gallery in November. For a pretty illustrative piece, check out the tranquil The Honesty Blue screenprint (above), which was commissioned by the V&A.

     

    Credits: Birch Tree Sun will be available soon; Angie Lewin, photographed by Alun Callender; Honesty Blue screenprint (unframed), £295, V&A

     

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    Embrace Scandi style with Lotta Jansdotter’s nature-inspired textiles

    by  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Nestled between Finland and Norway is Åland – a mass of almost 7,000 islands that is the birthplace and source of inspiration of designer Lotta Jansdotter. Thanks to the region’s abundance of natural beauty, Lotta’s organic, hand-made designs are simple, modern and unmistakably Scandinavian. She notes that her ideas for her most recent collection have “come from everything and everywhere. Patterns and motifs are all around.”

    Inspired-by-nature

    Even Lotta’s design process is refreshingly organic, as she pours over notebooks filled with magazine clippings, visits thrift stores and yard sales, then pools her research with her finds from travelling. She then creates her designs using pens, paper, India inks, scissors and rubber cement, later cutting the shapes out of paper and altering the pattern scales on a copy machine.

    Sylloda

    Fresh for 2015, Lotta’s four new bedding designs include: Cal, a reversible design in black and taupe; Kita, featuring pops of fresh orange and a soft dotty underside; Bergen (top), where soothing tones of aqua are brought to life with zesty lime; and Sylloda (above), a large-scale motif in tranquil dove grey and white. Her signature collection (below) is also full of understated repeat prints in nature-inspired tones, such as glacier blue and sage green. Pair soft grey linens with a vibrant, hand-printed cushion for a fresh pop of colour, or alternatively, layer cushions in contrasting designs of the same palette for a more relaxed scheme.

    Signature

    Also inspired by the urban elements of her life in Brooklyn and the sparse precision of Japanese style, Lotta’s designs incorporate the gardens, food and paintings of these two cultures. Bold streaks of colour mark her more daring side – embrace the trend by teaming colourful cushions and linens with rustic oak and painted brick for a modern industrial feel.

    Colour

     

    Prices: £19 per m for fabric and from £20 for a cushion.

    View Lotta’s new collections at Ashley Wilde, or to learn more about the designer, visit her website

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