Last week we visited the launch of the new collection at London’s EDC showroom, a treasure trove of luxury furniture, textiles and decorative accessories. What we particularly admire about EDC is the way that they manage to balance highly decorative, opulent elements with pared back and refined forms. This season, the team combine pieces that use materials such as eucalyptus wood, swamped oak, chromed steel, burnished brass, bronze, gold leaf, precious stones and natural leathers.
The Woww collection by the Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer consists of festive geometric patterns, woven and developed at the Textile Museum in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Made of a mixture of mohair, cashmere, cotton and acrylic, the collection includes quilts, baby blankets, cushions, scarves and a tea towel.
Exhibitions and Events
I spotted this beautiful jacquard at the always impressive Maharam showroom this week during NeoCon 2012. In collaboration with Antwerp-based Studio Job, the American textile brand showcased Farm and Farm Stripe, depicting traditional farmland scenery in a complex woven jacquard construction. This complementary pair of dense, narrative patterns is an ode to rural heritage. Using a flattened perspective, Farm presents an assemblage of livestock, crops, implements, and rural transport, while Farm Stripe features repeating ribbons of farm iconography— pitchforks, apples, split-rail fences, sheaths of wheat, and life-sized horseflies all make appearances.