edited by Karen D. Singh -- Interior Design, 10/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
It's a New Day
Following in the wake of revived patterns by Anni Albers, Charles and Ray Eames, and Alexander Girard, the Glasgow School of Art's Centre for Advanced Textiles has launched the Classic Textiles collection to reproduce and promote modern designs. A dozen of Lucienne Day's playful creations from the 1950's include Dandelion Clocks, Magnetic, Calyx, and Sunrise. The patterns are digitally printed on a linen-cotton blend—as are those by Barbara Brown and Robert Stewart. Custom-printed fabrics available, too, subject to copyright. 158 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF, U.K.; 44-141-353-4742; classictextiles.com. circle 316
Whether it's Calvin Klein's New York flagship, a residence in London or Tokyo, or a Cistercian monastery in the Czech Republic, John Pawson's architecture embodies restraint, sophistication, and innovation. The Interior Design Hall of Fame member brings precisely those qualities to his first Christopher Farr rug collection.
His six patterns come from three-dimensional wire-frame AutoCAD drawings of curved lattice screens. He then compressed the computer images to form random-seeming two-dimensional patterns that entertain the eye as it seeks an elusive repeat. Rendered by hand in Swiss chrome-dyed wool-mohair, the two-shade flat-weaves are made in central Turkey, according to a 500-year-old tradition, always in dimensions of 61/2 by 10 feet. Ralph Pucci International, 44 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011; 212-633-0452; ralphpucci.com. circle 317
The crayon-wielding child in you will go gaga over these wall and ceiling coverings: High-definition digital printing on polyurethane-coated polyester yields personalized sheets, the largest being 16 feet wide. Provide your own design, or choose from a collection of 100 styles. 38 Delsbergerallee, 4053 Basel, Switzerland; 41-61-48-15-828; clipso-design.com. circle 318
This textile designer's preference for bright, warm colors is evident in her upholstery and throws. Produced in 500 colors, her solids, stripes, plaids, and polka dots come in either pure wool or wool blends. 10 Lundbergsvej, 8400 Ebeltoft, Denmark; 45-89-53-19-19; fannyaronsen.com. circle 319
English country gentility informs Richard Smith's Fairlight collection of prints and wovens. The 18 patterns include cotton-velvet Forest Fables, cotton taffeta Wickham with chenille fringe, silk-warp Humphrey's Plaid, cotton-linen Lunsford, cotton Bizarre, and Lydd in cotton-viscose. 201 Central Avenue South, Bethpage, NY 11714; 800-533-5632; leejofa.com. circle 320
Some might prefer Komplot Design's Gubi lounge chair covered in cherry-red wool, one of 77 fabric colors. Others might choose leather upholstery. And a third group might go for the molded shell on its own, in beech, maple, oak, or walnut veneers. Regardless of seat options, legs are matte or polished chrome. Stacking and stool versions round out the offerings. 7-9 Klubiensvej, Warehouse 53, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark; 45-3332-6368; gubi.dk. circle 321
Susan Lyons hasn't only designed Remix, her first upholstery and wall-covering collection for Innovations—she's also come up with some very clever names. Take the upholstery. There's bouclé-textured polyester-Avora Faux What, dotted polyester Buttoned Up, and a tribute to Robert Rauschenberg in a cotton-polyester blend, If It Ain't Baroque.What Goes Around is based on Lyons's favorite childhood school supply: reinforcements for the round holes in loose-leaf paper. (This versatile polyester is reversible, besides working on panel systems and as drapery and upholstery.) Traditional Uzbek textiles meet 1960's pop in Oh Souzani, an upholstery fabric in a rayon-polyester blend.
All exceed 60,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs, and Faux What can be treated to pass NFPA 701. 150 Varick Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10013; 800-227-8053; innovationsusa.com. circle 322
Want to fly to the moon? Until you book your flight, Swedish partnership Claesson Koivisto Rune brings the moon to you. Craterlike openings distinguish the massive Luna Project, constructed of birch plywood, steel, and polyure- thane foam and covered in wool felt. Measuring 15 by 17 by 51/2 feet, the piece accommodates up to 30 space-age lounge lizards. 88 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-925-6171; dune-ny.com. circle 323
For his signature collection, company founder Craig Van Den Brulle rendered eight pieces in the material of the moment. The 34-inch-high Arial lamp pairs a clear acrylic rectangular base with an opaque white acrylic cube shade. A striated travertine slab tops the clear acrylic legs and frame of the Avenire cocktail table; its standard size is 38 inches square, but custom sizes are available. 259 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-925-6760; capitolfurnishings.com. circle 324
Part of the Line & Form collection, Fer Shirr is pleated acetate on a polyester backing. This iridescent upholstery fabric comes in a 54-inch width and 11 colorways: marigold, Lagoon, celadon, teak, menthol, currant, roses, manila, pussy willow, honey, and Tissue Paper. 150 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-627-7766; pollackassociates.com. circle 325