by Rory Crichton
Designed to complement Chair for the roof of the Palmyra Hotel
Hand screen printed patterns on â€˜optic whiteâ€™ linen base. For Miami the quilting works with the design, for Optrex a lattice pattern has been applied.
Miami: L1300mm Ã— W2000mm
Optrex: L1300mm Ã— W2000mm
Initially I developed my ideas on the computer, before investigating colour and scale. We then sampled on various fabrics for the print quality; since the designs themselves were quite simple, I wanted the base cloth to have a texture â€“ I went for linen, a furnishing fabric Iâ€™ve always liked. And I chose the â€˜optic whiteâ€™ in order to keep the aesthetic very pure...almost like looking at a computer screen. The quilting worked in two ways: I decided to â€˜followâ€™ the design for Miami by using a simple stripe quilting technique, and to â€˜interruptâ€™ for Optrex, using the classic lattice quilting pattern, criss-crossing over the design.
â€“ Rory Crichton (Wrap Issue 9)