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Every landscape tells a story: The vastness of the sea, the drama of the mountains, the softness of a lake landscape, the security of a valley or the density of a forest. It is not surprising that artists of all origins have always been fascinated by the experience of landscapes. The PERSONAL LANDSCAPES collection from ZIMMER+ROHDE is the result of a search for traces of this artistic exploration of nature.
SEAGRAM is the work of an Italian textile artist, who pushes the boundaries of what is technically possible in industrial weaving through his creations. Its finishing technique gives the different yarns intertwined in a loose weave an aestheti-cally coherent look. Eight colours – ranging from subtle, to fresh, right through to bold – give a fascinating insight into the collection’s colour palette.
NEUTRA is the result of an experiment. An Italian weaver was looking for a way of giving a robust, low-maintenance cotton fabric the look and feel of wool. This, in combination with its unique zigzag stripe pattern, makes NEUTRA – which was named after the unconventional architect Richard Neutra – a very special upholstery fabric.
This print is one of this collection’s special pieces. You can see small scenes of cyclists that were hand-drawn in advance and then digitally merged and coloured. Commission, colour and style are based on original paintings from the 19th century. The cyclists are mainly women, which was considered a feminist act at the time. The motif on the softly draping linen-cotton blend is bleached over the entire width of the fabric regardless of the repeat, creating a highly authentic patina.
This collection from Hodsoll McKenzie pays homage to the momentous spectacle of the first World’s Fair, which took place in London's Hyde Park in 1851 and drew more than six million visitors from all over the world. CRYSTAL PALACE (center) is comprised of original hand-painted circular motifs. The print is reminiscent of the dome construction of the Crystal Palace, the home of the 1851 World’s Fair.