Luxury home accessories for the designer come in the form of these high-end 100% knitted cashmere cushion covers, throw and shawl from Central London’s Oyuna, makers of fine cashmere womenswear, hats, gloves, robes and more woven in Mongolia. The Spektra collection features the Pantone color spectrum in greens, purples and multi-colors. Read more
Looking for unique furniture that is modern, comfortable and oozing with craftsmanship? The new Canevas collection of cushions, soft poufs, modular poufs and rugs by Charlotte Lancelot for GAN Rugs, a division of Gandia Blasco, utilizes the designer’s penchant for felted embroidery and cross-stitching. Read more
Hat and accessories designer Eva Nip’s Napoleon pillow is a candy shaped throw pillow made of stitched leather, crafted in fun colors. The whimsical accent piece, originally made of felt, is now available in leather.
Originally designed in felt (shown below), the leather version adds sophistication and luxury to the design:
Available in tan pink, brown and ivory leather with matching stitching:
images courtesy of Behance and Spell
See more of Eva Nip’s work here.
Traditional and modern chairs take on a new dimension when upholstered in the hand-knit textiles of Melanie Porter. From tub chairs to wing chairs, Chippendales to Egg chairs, Melanie painstakingly strips them of their original upholstery and then covers each chair in her hand knit panels of cable knits, patchwork, cross-stitch, and crochet. Details like hand covered buttons, pom pom accents, union jacks, painted frames and color combinations best show off the textiles.
Melanie’s chairs are cozy and inviting one-of-a-kind functional art pieces. She even gives them human names, which only add to their appeal. Here’s a look at several of her unique chairs.
Pip and Pen chairs:
In addition to the chairs, Melanie makes and sells hand-knit cushions using Italian Merino wools.
About Melanie Porter:
After 10 years working as a knitwear designer for a number of international fashion brands, Melanie has turned her expertise to furniture, creating one-off contemporary designs from chairs sourced from auctions and markets across the UK.
Melanie undertakes the entire process herself and everything, from the restoration and upholstering to the individual, crocheted buttons, is done by hand. The result of this incredibly labor-intensive process is a stunning and unique work of art, destined to be a future family heirloom.
Dan Golden Pillows. A longtime fan of Dan Golden’s whimsical and downright hilarious hand-tufted cartoon rugs (shown further down in this post), I was thrilled to hear that he’s launching a pillow collection with some of the same designs this coming November. Read more