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Graphic Patterns

By EM on January 20, 2014 in Exhibitions, Industry Approved, Industry Publicity

Graphic patterns, predominantly in black and white, caught our eye at the Top Drawer London & Home shows earlier this month. We loved the bold chevrons and woven spots from British designer Tori Murphy, whose merino wool fabrics are woven in Lancashire.  More spots were in evidence on the Hemingway at Home stand, where their Lots of Dots tiles for British Ceramic Tile echoed the best of pop art design.  Finnish brand Artek‘s abc Collection of accessories (including cosy wool blankets) feature the classic designs Siena (by Alvar Aalto), and H55 (by Elissa Aalto), designed in 1954 and 1955 respectively. Clearly the cold weather was influencing us, as we were also drawn to the knitted wares of Seven Gauge Studios.  Founded in 2010 by designer Joy Bates, Seven Gauge Studios produces super-soft lambswool cushions, hot-water bottle covers, and blankets, all made in the UK . And last but not least, in Spotted at Top Drawer, we spied Swedish designer Petra Borner. Her Cosmos range of stationery is a collaboration with design studio StudioThomson, and includes cards (with matching printed envelopes), notebooks and colouring-in books. We’re all set for hibernation; what about you?

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Chevy cushion - Tori Murphy
Tori-Murphy-Elca cushion
Elca cushion - Tori Murphy
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abc collection - Artek
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Lots of Dots tiles by Hemingway Design for British Ceramic Tile
Seven_Gauge_Studio_Geo cushion
Geo cushion - Seven Gauge Studios
Seven_Gauge_Studio_Metro cushion
Metro cushion - Seven Gauge Studios
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Kinetic card & envelope - Petra Borner
Petra-Borner_Cosmos_Prisma card
Prisma card - Petra Borner
Cosmos colouring book - Petra Borner