|Gaddesden Floral, by David Easton|
I still have a few stories to share from my recent trip to New York for Kravet's Blogfest 2011. It was an action packed couple of days - and one of the true highlight of the week was the debut of a new collection of fabrics for Lee Jofa. The new fabrics are classic patterns from the Lee Jofa line but re-interpreted by an all-star collection of current designers - bringing their own aesthetic and point of view to these classic fabrics.
It's just like time travel . . .
|"Rosebank" Floral, by Diamond and Baratta|
|"Treyes" Handblock Floral, by Eric Cohler|
|Shiraz Floral, by Suzanne Kasler|
|Nympheus Floral, by Thomas O'Brien|
|Clarendon Floral, by Suzanne Rheinstein|
We're heading back in the Victorian era again with the classic floral pattern "Clarendon." Rheinstein has updated it on to a linen to perfectly suit our modern lifestyles. “One of the things I love in my design work is the chance to use things from the past in ways that are suited for the way we live now,” says Rheinstein.
|Gaddesden, by David Easton|
How perfect is this!?!? Easton has taken a Jacobean "Tree of Life" pattern from the early 1920's and given it a perfect modern feeling. “Gaddesden utilized the typical vine pattern current to its era that I have always liked," said Easton. “I wanted to make an older, historic pattern fresh and new and I thought this specific design leant itself to this.”
And a bit of housecleaning from yesterday's Tartanscot post - in a serious 'aw, crap,' I omitted the photo credit from yesterday's post for the wonderful opening image from the portfolio of Suzanne Tucker of Tucker and Marks.
(All quotes and images taken from the Kravet website.)