Juliet by Benjamin Hubert for Poltrona Frau: the Chair & the Making Of

Juliet by Benjamin Hubert for Poltrona Frau was inspired by the Italian renaissance fashion detail called the “Juliet sleeve” – a sleeve that fits the arm tightly and has a large de-constructed ‘puff’ on the shoulder. Juliet’s leather upholstery is ‘tri-pleated’ and utilizes the flexibility and tensile strength of leather.

See the making of the Juliet chair:

Slumber Pouf by Aleksandra Gaca

Slumber Pouf by Aleksandra Gaca

Blue Slumber Pouf

Is designed by Delft, The Netherlands, based Aleksandra Gaca for Belgian based Casalis

Sit on them and they hug you, stand up and they spring back to their original form. These cute poufs have a striking light/dark texture that remind you of knitting. It is, however, a woven cover! Three dimensional stretch fabrics are in fact the specialty of Aleksandra Gaca. For this cover she chose a caress-soft option in high-quality Kid Mohair, mixed with top quality merino wool. The poufs and matching throws are available in 12 tints, naturals as well as distinctive fashionable shades. Tip: all the colours co-ordinate perfectly with the Carpet Collection from the Belgian manufacturer, Casalis. Choose between two sizes: Slumber small and Slumber large.

About Aleksandra Gaca

Textile designer, Aleksandra Gaca (*1969) studied the visual arts at high school in her hometown of Lodz in Poland. She subsequently studied in the department of Textiles and Fashion at the Haagse Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten (the Royal Institute for Fine Arts in The Hague). She has won many international prizes for her experimental work in textile design. Aleksandra Gaca lives and works as an independent textile designer in Delft, The Netherlands.

Stool Socks

Stool Socks

Via I'd Rather Be Amazing.

Felted Rock Cushions by Ronél Jordaan – 2011 IMM Cologne (26)

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Felted Rock Cushions by Ronél Jordaan

I’m heading to IMM Cologne for the second consecutive year and realized I haven’t even published all material I collected last year. Then the first boot I stumbled on was from Unseen Products. I couldn’t connect the dots last year until recently I saw the Felted Wool Stones again at the site VivaTerra.

The rocks seem so real one of the visitors had to touch them.

About Ronél Jordaan

In 2004, South African textile designer Ronel Jordaan, having been a textile designer for 26 years, began researching the possibilities of using felt as a creative medium. Entirely self taught and following her own creative instincts, she began to turn fine gossamer thread into robust felted forms. By patiently rubbing and coaxing threads of pure wool into shapes in nature that inspire her, she found her direction and started a small home industry. Next she trained a handful of women to help her. Recognized for their originality and design uniqueness, her creations found an immediate market. Within a year she sought bigger premises and a year after that she needed to expand further.

Colorful Bubble Sofa by Versace

Versace Sofa

Colorful Bubble Sofa by Versace

Is it just me, or do I see it correctly Versace is going with the flow to go back to home based design like quilting knitting or crochet with this multi colored Bubble Sofa?