Sandy Chilewich has a unique and personal design aesthetic that revolutionised two distinct industries and, indeed, the modern design world. She is a true entrepreneur and a leader in the business of design, having taken the style conscious consumer from legwear to tableware - quite a leap, but the translation appears effortless.
One of the highlights of her design career is the Raybowl - introduced in 1997, the bowls are made from netting (usually found in lingerie). The bowl uses a simple yet highly inventive mechanism to transform the fabric into a concave shape. In this same experimenting vein Sandy looked at Vinyl - commonly considered to be an industrial material - and saw the possibility for placemats, flooring, fashion accessories and more. Through combining style with the durability inherent in these materials Sandy has opened up a world of possibilities! Sandy continues to seek new uses for existing textiles and weaves, working out of a New York City studio.