MK Collection Debuts Fabrics and Rug DesignsAuthor:Marissa Gluck
We love mashups. Missy Elliot and George Michael. Brokeback to the Future. Gordon Matta-Clark and Dan Flavin. So we’re looking forward to the collaboration between L.A.-based fabric designer Melissa Kirkpatrick and U.K.-based rug designer Christopher Farr.
The two are debuting a line of custom rugs inspired by European architecture and the botanical imagery found in Art Nouveau designs on May 14th at ICFF. The rugs are hand-loomed in Turkey and comprised of raw silk and wool. They’re also available in a variety of colors. The initial collection includes four designs: “Less Traveled” inspired by a cobblestone path in Italy; “Thaleia” recalls the floral motifs of a vintage glass chandelier; “Favrile’s” organic shapes are meant to reference a butterfly in flight; and “Nightingale’s Ode” references the braided twigs of a bird’s next.
In addition to the rug collection launch, Kirkpatrick is also debuting a new line of fabric that includes 11 prints and 13 woven designs. Many of the prints are hand-screened and the wovens are made in Italy.
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