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In the following four pillows, we were mesmerized by the patterns in nature. The stripes of a Bengal tiger, the spots on a leopard, the dizzying striations of a zebra and a kaleidoscopic patchwork on a giraffe captivated our attention. Patterns seamlessly continue to the back with a knife edge finish and an invisible zipper. For this season, welcome the jungle into your home.
Henri Rousseau's Jungle
Poetric Imagination - An Exhibition at the Portland Art Museum
The following pillows were inspired from art works in the Rinpa School in Japan during 1500 - 1600. In each piece, landscapes are depicted with lively calligraphy. Techniques involving the application of gold leafs were applied in panels that varied in size. Selections from the collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles are on display at the Portland Art Museum OCT 13, 2018 – JAN 13, 2019.
Artistry in Embroidery
The following two pillows are printed examples of meticulous embroidery exhibited during imperial Chinese Ming dynasty. In soft silk, the original textile works of art were laborious feats that involved several weeks of weaving and planning. Each work usually depicted an auspicious element in culture. Here a lion looks to the east and a lumbar pillow depicts flowers and bats in autumn.
Join us next week at High Point Market. These pillows along with several new designs will be shown.
High Point Market
Suites at Market Square, High Point, NC
October 13 - 17, 2018 | Booth#: T802
The following collection of pillows were inspired by the art movements of abstract expressionism. Colours in each pillow reflect a saturated hue in vibrant jewel tones.
Last week we completed our exhibit at the NYNOW show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. It was so good to see familiar faces and reconnect with friends. And it was also nice to showcase our wares and meet new friends. With a last minute cancellation from our neighbor, we were able to expand our booth into a 5' X 20' space, which made the booth far wider than before.
At the show we were able to share a few new pillows that really capture the imagination. Over the last few months we were enamored with the artistry of embroidery. Collections from the LACMA and George Washington University house works found from the Qing dynasty in China. Our reinterpretations and adaptations into a digital format and ultimately into a fabric and pillow were well received. Two examples below show whimsical motifs of creatures, sometimes real and sometimes mythical in these extraordinary creations in textiles.
A pair of floral pillows that were well complimented were inspired from Flemish painter Jan Frans van Dael. In cranberry and fuschia tulips came alive on a warm chocolaty backdrop.
FMA-020Embroidery Print Lion
FMA-020Embroidery Print Lion
FMA-015Flowers and Bats Embroidery Print
CMI-025 . Van Dael Raspberry Bouquet
CMI-026Van Dael Tulips Rising
The following pillows were inspired by the Swiss / French painter and printmaker Felix Edouard Vallotton.
These along with a number of other pillows and throws will be on exhibition at NYNOW August 12-15th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center Booth #2267.
CDA-004 Vallotton Sunset
CDA-005 Vallotton Sunset
CDA-010 Vallotton Fireplace
CDA-009 Vallotton Naptime
The above diptych paintings were inspired from an original painting made by Xia Kui of the Ming Dynasty. The original work dates to the 15th century and displays children playing in the garden in traditional games.
A collection of floral illustrations of plants and flowers from the coast of Coromandel of India inspired the following pillows. The original works were printed by W. Bulmer and Company for G. Nicol Booksellers and the work is housed at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The botanical plates date back to the 18th century and document specimens in the Coromandel coast, which stretches from Tamil Nadu to the Andhra Pradesh states of India. The above vine is Thunbergia Fragrans, also more commonly known as Whitelady vine. The below pillows were inspired from the botanical plates documenting the specimen Limonia pentapphylla. And the last set is inspired from the speciment Swietenia Chloroxylon.
A Pop of Ruby in Any Room
There is beauty all around us and sometimes we just need to look to the ground to find inspiration. Many of the pillows here were inspired from the interwoven artistry of rug makers in the far and middle east. In Ruby Saf, a beautiful bouquet of hibiscus, carnations and wildflowers come alive on a backdrop of saturated vermillion. The original rug was made between 1600-1650 in India and exemplifies the skill and craft of rug makers. While graphical applications were used to enhance the hues, the original rug has retained much of its brilliance in colour. You can see the original rug and textile masterpieces at the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar.
Travel Sized Art Pillows
The above kidney pillow was inspired by a still life painting from Theude Gronland, a Danish painter who excelled in realism and capturing the beauty of florals in his works.
This pillow along with a number of other fine art inspired pillows will be launched at the NYNOW show in August of 2018. Measuring 10"X16", these travel sized jewels of art are not to be missed and bring a pop of colour in your travels.
Inspirations of Persian Rug Makers
In Polonaise and Varamin pillows, we again found beauty in the geometry and colour of antique rugs. The original inspirations are Persian rugs originally from Iran and show a study in the intricacies of weaving in wefting and warping silks and other fabrics in creating works of art.
Complimenting the mesmerizing patterns of Persian inspired art pillows are fine art works from Monet and Van Gogh. In Van Gogh's Turquoise Almond Blossom pillow, we have cooled the sky in a baby blue to highlight the glowing blossoms of almond trees in the summer. Monet captures the elegance and dream-like quality of lilies in the pond.
CMI-025 Van Dael Raspberry Bouquet
CMI-026 Van Dael Rising Tulips
Jan Frans van Dael (27 May 1764 – 20 March 1840) was a Flemish painter and lithographer based in France. He is known for still life paintings of flowers and fruit. Many of his works exemplified a lighter palette in the use of pinks, blues and yellows which can be seen in the pillows above.
CLA-036 Manet Pink Roses
At the next NYNOW show in August 12-15th, we will be showcasing a new line of travel sized kidney pillows. These measure 10"X22" and are printed in an array of fine art inspired prints. Here Degas masterfully captures the beauty of ballerinas after a performance.
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A room, a home, an office, a garden, any space that we inhabit can be made special by pillows. Decorative throws, pillow covers, and cushions, in all its possibilities can transform a space from ordinary to meaningful.