British Textile Design: New Dogs, Old Tricks

“We like the idea that fabric that can be applied across many different areas, as upholstery, curtains, a tablecloth,” says Richard. “We like that it’s something you live with in the home or on your person and it can make you have a positive response to it, a positive association”. Does nostalgia play its part? “There’s certainly a comfort factor” Esme considers, “a great fabric design evokes a feeling in you, it enhances a space”. But a great fabric it seems must also work hard: “You have to be able to grow old with it”.

We were interviewed by Port about textile design and our current show at London Design Festival, where we upholstered a chair by Gio Ponti for Molteni&C.

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1. Fabric swatches by Marwood, Ffion Griffith, Custhom and Esme Winter.

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