Geometric: Surface Trend
From Graphic Africa furniture at Habitat to Madeline Weinrib's vibrant textiles based on traditional motifs, this year's London Design Festival was filled with bold geometric textiles and surface patterns. Here are five of our favorites seen during the Festival.
Rug designer Sonya Winner fearlessly combines vibrant colors and bold patterns to create statement-making rug designs. Showing at designjunction for the first time this year, Winner 's new launched included Vortexa-rug that features overlapping triangles of bright color - and After Matisse - a collage of squares ranging from light dusky purple to deep rich burgundy.
British brand, Another Country, introduced its first textile collection at designjunction during LDF 2013. Called the 'Soft Series' the new blankets and cushions are jacquard woven from 100% wool. The brand worked with Scottish textile designer Ruth Duff and acclaimed UK weavers Gainsborough Silk to create three different graphic fabric designs.
Characterized by bold geometrics and graphic reversible patterns, Eleanor Pritchard's woven textiles are designed in London and made in West Wales by highly-skilled British weavers. Shown at designjunction earlier this month, the Easterly blanket is a woven study in weather mapping; this design is characterized by a sharp citrus accent and a strong directional pattern.
This chevron pillow design is by New York-based designer Madeline Weinrib, who is currently running a pop up store in London at luxury boutique COUTURELAB until the end of the year. Hand woven in India from natural cotton, the Amagansett pillows are available in an array of standard and over-sized dimensions.
Showcasing work by 16 leading designers from 10 countries in East, West and Southern Africa, Graphic Africa is an exhibition that is currently running at British retailer Habitat's King's Road store. Curators Trevyn and Julian McGowan (based near Cape Town) have selected over 20 pieces of new furniture, and a capsule collection of ceramics, glassware and lighting, that communicate a contemporary interpretation of African pattern and scale. The hand-painted, solid-beech cabinet by Dokter and Misses, shown above, features graphic decoration inspired by Burkina Faso's mud dwellings.
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