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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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2 Dec

Home Décor, East meets West

M afrash coffers are designed to be used as stools, tables and chests. The literal meaning of the word 'mafrash' is sheet or table cloth and the root of the word signifies to spread, to cover, or to furnish. The Ghashgha’i nomads, living in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, create these objects from a combination of old bags which combine kelim, soumak and knotted-pile weaving techniques to give a jewel-like multi-textured surface ideal for the three-dimensional objects in this collection. SoFarSoNear injected a light twist of modernity to this splendid collection, successfully proposed by Zollanvari International. Leather grips, handles and wool tassels are small details that have improved both shape and function, but not affecting the original...
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25 Nov

London,Belgravia Interior Boutique

Located within sight of Buckingham Palace, Mayfair and Knightsbridge, Belgravia interior boutique is the ideal place to find stylish contemporary collections for both interior and outdoor spaces. Stepping through the doors, the first thing clearly visible is the distinctive style of the Boutique. Elegant fabrics mix with artworks and furnishing. The thought-provoking and relaxing interiors of this onetime bank make this a special venue, where clients may find inspiration for the design of homes, hotels and commercial premises. For the project we did partner with stylish French brand Hamilton Conte, whose furniture and home accessories draw inspiration from their diverse cultural backgrounds and complementary talents. The atmosphere we've created is a fusion of 50s and 70s design, in a true Georgian...
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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, 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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