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5 Dec

Qashqa’i, meet Bauhaus

G abbeh is a hand-woven pile rug characterized by an abstract design that relies upon open fields of colour and playful geometry. Gabbehs are woven by tribal women and are principally used as ‘bedding blankets’ by the nomadic tribes of the Zagros Mountains of Iran. Zollanvari is an established name as a global trail-blazer in creating carpet art and distinguishes itself by a sensitive regard for the traditional way of life of the nomads and their natural environment. The extensive use of geometrical and abstract patterns together with the vivid colours naturally dyed has analogies with the studies and learnings coming from the Bauhaus; in particular, with one of its key masters, Josef Albers. He studied in...
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14 Nov

Vintage Design with a modern twist

M utuated from vintage apparels, the new designs for couturier Soledad Twombly mix east and west. Floral patterns and ornamental shapes give life to fine satins . A simplified drawing of an ombu, an exotic plant from South America, is celebrated through vivid colours. The colour palette features gold , magenta and forest green. The Atelier, as usual, has the ability to tailor a chic fashion rich in details; a style that fits all times and figures. Chapeau!  

We aim to design as expression of creativity revealing the natural skills of author and executor

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20 Oct

Mood, Rituals

T he focus is on ourselves and our need to re-establish our ties and connections. Never before have we perceived this sense of belonging as an indirect response to climate change, the escalation of global conflict and a rise in protectionism. For this trend we have identified two moods.Rituals: the familiar comfort of rituals, both spiritual and everyday is a way to make sense of our world and reassure in difficult times. The colour palette features more subtle colours and aged materials that celebrate longevity. Source: Colourhive, Heimtextile, Li Edelkoort, Nelly Rodi. Photo credits: Colourhive, Coppi Barbieri, Lynn Karlin, Nelly Rodi, Interior Design Magazine, SoFarSoNear  [eltd_blockquote text=" Rituals, a way to make sense of our world and reassure...
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20 Oct

Mood, Folklore

The focus is on ourselves and our need to re-establish our ties and connections. Never before have we perceived this sense of belonging as an indirect response to climate change, the escalation of global conflict and a rise in protectionism. For this trend we have identified two moods.Folklore: regional and cultural ties, gender and origin all have an influence. Folklore is a way people share an identity and a strong sense of belonging.The colour palette goes bold with a shift to primaries; bright blue, orange, ruby red, emerald green, festive colours and patterns. Disruptive colour with a dissonant colour pairing. Source: Colourhive, Heimtextile, Li Edelkoort, Nelly Rodi. Photo credits: Colourhive, Coppi Barbieri, Lynn Karlin, Nelly Rodi, Interior...
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20 Oct

Mood, Discovery

Discovery&Diversion celebrates our fascination with technology. The barriers of time are being shattered, even more so are those of space, in the wake of a renewed enthousiasm for conquering the universe.The colour palette sees the resurgence of total black, earthy colours and more evanescent colours and translucid surfaces. Source: Colourhive, Heimtextile, Li Edelkoort, Nelly Rodi. Photo credits: Colourhive, Coppi Barbieri, Lynn Karlin, Nelly Rodi, Interior Design Magazine

Discovery will combine glamour with our fascination with technology

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24 Sep

Book Editing, Pattern Design for Homes

F rancesca was asked by Design Media Publishing to edit a book on pattern design for homes. The book reveals the lively and unique charm of pattern design applied on lampshades, bedlinen, cushions, sofas and wallpapers. This is a valuable source of inspiration for everyone, who wish to learn various design forms and how to match colours and graphics. It will be a good reference on visual design also for interior designers, graphic designers and those who have the talent in this area. The book includes two designs from SoFarSoNear, applied on sofa and on lampshades.

Our surroundings excite our senses. That's where our inspiration comes and through some refinements evolves into pattern.

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