Saturday, January 8, 2011
Chilewich produce a wonderful range of fashion and home accessories in woven vinyl that are sold all over the world. Founder Sandy Chilewich stumbled across woven vinyl during her research into materials, and immediately saw great design and practical potential for this under utilised material. Beginning with woven placements, which I first saw in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, I was very excited to see the principle being extended into woven floor mats and fashion accessories. In particular, the jacquard woven 'Acorn' floormat is inspired, and the iPhone cases are very desirable. The intelligent use of colour and structure is a Chilewich trademark an has been extremely influential across the home furnishing sphere.