Dimensions: 35.5 x 48cm
This dynamic design was originally a handloom, attempting to introduce variegated stripes within Chilewich s signature Basketweave. Broad bands of colour intersect with narrow accent stripes in an exploded plaid, forming an internal frame within each rectangular placemat.
Innovative use of yarn fuses style and sophistication to create modern tabletop dressing. Inspired by both traditional and modern manufacturing techniques, Chilewich creates innovative textiles and original designs for modern use. Their vinyl textiles are used for table mats, table runners, floor mats and home accessories. Chilewich fabrics combine a sophisticated aesthetic with durability and ease of maintenance as they are truly washable.
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.
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