Paris 2018 – Rugs, cushions, furniture and fabrics. We selected 8 textile designs projects by internationally renown creatives and leading design brands which presented new collections at Maison & Objet and Paris Deco Off.
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Women-empowering knitted designs by IOTA
50 handcrafted and hand-stitched flowers compose the cotton cushion of IOTA‘s stool. The Israeli brand aims to make tradition contemporary by creating jobs for women living in communities with high rates of unemployment. “We believe in preserving traditional hand techniques and creating a place for them in the present and future.” Explain at IOTA.
Dimore Studio launched jacquard and printed textiles
At Paris Deco-Off, Milan-based Dimore Studio presented an Art Deco-inspired indoor and outdoor textile range balancing an opulent graphic presence and tactile refinement. The new collection is an expansion of the Progetto Tessuti – textiles’ project in Italian – launched in 2015. The indoor designs combine in satin, cotton and silk to create three-dimensional and bold patterns while the outdoor textiles highlight architectural details and urban decor.
Elena Salmistraro’s bidimensional universes for cc-tapis
Elena Salmistraro created the Cartesio and Cartesio Outline hand-knotted rugs for cc-tapis. The designs explore geometry on a flat surface creating bi-dimensional universes. “The collection has two faces; one more tactile and ‘rough’, the other softer and lighter; one more intense and crowded, the other sober and sublime”. Born in France, cc-tapis is an Italian company which produces contemporary hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs crafted in Nepal by expert Tibetan artisans.
Tom Dixon delves deeper into SUPER TEXTURE
With the SUPER TEXTURE collection of cushions Tom Dixon dives deep into the weave, the knits and the knots. Thick, wooly and harder the VARANASI collection harnesses from the skills of Northern India craftsmen. PAINT is a set of cushions with a subtle painterly print of abstracted urban landscapes rendered onto super soft canvas. The PAINT cushions come with a subtle painterly print of abstracted urban landscapes rendered onto super soft canvas while the GEO collection is inspired by the natural geologies of rock formations and layered sediment.
Inga Sempé and Alcantara take over a Parisian gallery
At Paris Deco Off, Alcantara launched TARA, a special collection of luxury materials which comes in a variety of graphic variations and colors. Created by French designer Inga Sempé, the new design almost entirely dressed the the walls, ceilings and floors of Galerie ArtCube as well as furniture, a tv and home accessories in the rooms.
Mademoiselle Dimanche’s ‘soft minerals’
Lion-based atelier and boutique Mademoiselle Dimanche presented Mineral Fine, a collection of cushions with geometric patterns and nordic nuances inspired by the smooth and subtle preciousness of marble. The designs highlight the contrast between the hardness of the material and the delicacy crafted by tailors gestures. The Mineral Fine series includes also table lamps and abat-jours.
‘Tres Vegetal’ by Nanimarquina
Spanish design rug company Nanimarquina presented Tres Vegetal, a traditional Indian flat-weave Dhurrie rug crafted in a rustic style thanks to the use of hemp as the main fibre. The new design belongs to the Tres family which aims to reclaim the basics, to appreciate the beauty in details and respect tradition.
Illulian: intertwined sacred geometries
Spanish textile designer Paula Pappenheim took inspiration by sacred geometries for Stellar, Illulian‘s brand new bespoke rug featuring up to 180.000 knots per square meter. Gleaming stars on a pale hued background are joined together by delicate lines and gold transitions referring to the infinite and secret connections of the universe.