Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Evolution of a Design - Orientalism

I just completed the above embroidery for two kidney pillows. The fabric is from Cowtan & Tout and the embroidery pattern is based on an image I found in a book.

The book is "Alberto Pinto Orientalism" from Rizzoli and it has provided much inspiration. The design was created for a project I did for Interior Designer Kim Alexandriuk. The embroidery was used for the outside backs of some Michael S. Smith dining chairs - the inside backs were a Fortuny applique'. The fabric used on the project is a Claremont Fabric and here is production shot of the inside back.

The pillows are a wonderful accent that have great texture and over all design that add to just about any interior without trying to steal the show.

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