A Chinese inspired rug, unique monkey chair and high performance synthetic suede. These are the products that caught my eye this week
Wendy Morrison will be launching Talisman, a hand-knotted rug, at her new showroom which opens at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour for London Design Week. Talisman features a pair of playful dragons cocooned by billowing ombre clouds, edged with gentle green waves and a colourful, geometric-patterned border. The dragon symbolises strength and good luck; ombre clouds are an omen of peace; the colourful border takes inspiration from Chinese Art Deco rugs and is a nod to the renowned rug designer Walter Nichols with vibrant colours in luscious silks. (Click here to see the Design Directions forecast for London Design Week)
This stunning statement chair is a one-off piece from talented London upholsterer Atelier Ray Clarke. The mid-century modern chair, originally produced by Oxer London, has been carefully refurbished and covered in black velvet featuring Ray’s own Magic Monkey print. Ray says, “What you are looking at is a statement piece that says you are bold, eclectic and fearless in your love of art and choice of furniture, combining creative flair and high-quality craftsmanship.”
Cloth & Clover design and produce fabrics and wallpapers printed in England using traditional techniques. Designer Tania McIvor re-works centuries old textile fragments in a fresh colour palette, resulting in a rustic prettiness evocative of English country house interiors. The Cloth & Clover collection is now available from The Fabric Collective
Chase Erwin has launched three new, high performance Ultrasuede colours. Crystal, Ice Blue and Rose Quartz drawing inspiration from modern coastal design. The new colours join the impressive 97 Ultrasuede shades already stocked by Chase Erwin. Ultrasuede has an exceptionally soft texture and high-performance functionality with the feel of superior suede.