13 February 2013

A Chat about Design, Travel & Scottish Style

On behalf of Scottish Textiles, Traditional Home invited five top designers to travel to Scotland and tour the legendary textile mills.  Each designer was asked to create a statement chair using an Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman frame and Scottish textiles in an innovative way.  The designers had a panel discussion today about their experiences in Scotland.  Each of them sat in their beautiful chairs as they discussed the trip and their unique designs.  What a fun project to design a custom chair using these wonderful textiles!
Patrik Lönn created this fanback wingback chair in Timorous Beasties--Iguana in red.  He spoke about all the legends of Scotland and how he thought of Loch Ness when he was designing his chair.
Gideon Mendelson's Toynbee Club chair in The Isle Mill Callanish Plaid in slate and Holland & Sherry Herringbone in beige with Bridge of Weir leather trim.  The flag and map of Scotland make a fabulous detail on this chair--my favorite. The back is upholstered in the plaid (on the bias) as well.
 A very feminine looking chair by Anne Maxwell Foster.  It is a Savoy chair in Holland & Sherry Labyrinth Ash, Labyrinth White and Pink Wool trim.
 Tobi Fairley, of course, used lots of color.  The use of the two fabrics is stunning.  It is a Wellington Wing Chair using fabrics from The Isle Mill--Ailsa Pink and Wilton Stripe in charcoal.
And Philip Gorrivan used a Weston Club chair with fabrics from Duralee Highland Court--Roxbury in Heather and Cornwall Plaid in Nickel.
It was a pleasure to learn about these luxury textiles, how they are made and can be used.

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