I was flipping through the October issue of World of Interiors today and came across the most beautiful article on fabric. Two artists, Jessica Hayns and Benjamin Kempton, took various swatches of fabric and created the most fantastic objects. The inspiration behind these fabric works of art was couturier Paul Poiret's designs, which were influenced by Surrealism and Japanese art. It is interesting to see how some of these rather mundane prints have been turned into something all together quite beautiful.
The article contains many amazing images, but I thought I would share a few with you. Enjoy!
Clockwise from top: "Chinese Leopard Toile" by Brunschwig & Fils; "Tea Introduction" by Rubelli; "Manchuria" by Vervain; "La Vie Chinoise" by Clarence House; "Satsuma" by Vervain
Clockwise from left: "Coralli 1" by Dedar; "Jacob Embroidery" by Jed Johnson Home; "Reef Figured Velvet" from Brunschwig & Fils; "Coralia 3489004" from Gaston & Daniela; "Diaghilev" by Clarence House
Clockwise from top: "Blue Print" by Bennison; "Flora" from Sister Parish; "Poppy" by Jed Johnson Home; "Burma" from Sister Parish; "Faux Bois" from Jed Johnson Home; "Block Flowers" from Designers Guild
Clockwise from top: "La Gloire de la Mer" from Grey Watkins; "Aphrodite's Treasure" in brown and blue colorways, from Brunschwig & Fils; "Medallion" from Jed Johnson Home with "Cabana" fringe from Donghia; "Corallo" from Grey Watkins with "Cabana" fringe from Donghia
Clockwise from top: "Bahamas Multicolor" by Gaston & Daniela; "Leopard" from GP&J Baker; "Zebra" and "Ocelot", both by GP&J Baker; "Alderney" from Colefax & Fowler; "Homage to Rose Cumming" by Jean Monro; "Alderney" from Colefax & Fowler
Chairback: "Bizarre" from Scalamandre with "Kiribati Feather Trim" from Color de Seda. Chairseat and top chair skirt: "Romeo e Giulietta" by Dedar. Bottom chair skirt: "Perroquet" from Nina Campbell.
Top row: "Tarascon" by Christopher Moore
Middle row: Left- "Tumbleweed" by The Silk Gallery; Right- "Daphne Ikat" from Madeline Weinrib and "Diva" from Chase Erwin
Bottom row: "Jardin" by Kenzo and "Province" by Scalamandre
Image at top: "Honshu Antracita" by Gaston & Daniela