Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Towels for Tea by TextielMuseum

These tea towels, glass towel or table linens, are expressions of the TextielMuseum's critical engagement with contemporary and historical trends in textile design and manufacture. The museum, located in Tillburg, Netherlands, selected some of the best contemporary designers to create beautifully utilitarian fabrics for the home through their exclusive label, by TextielMuseum. The fabrics - and their designs - are deeply informed by the museum's in house experimental textile laboratory, TextielLab.

Here are just a few examples of what we have on offer at the shop:

Grandma's Buttons, Kiki van Eijk, The glass cloth, Grandma's Buttons, was inspired by the curios of a button box handed from grandmother to designer. Swaddle your finest crystal in the playfully buttoned down - or up - world of Kiki. $25 

Farm Fabrics, Mara Skujeniece, The designer's reinterpretation of the Latvian countryside. The rhythm of the rural landscape - the sight of a barn's wooden slats - is transfigured through warp and weft. Bucolic and elegant. $25

Font of the Loom, Bertjan Pot, A real textural and textile wonder! The designer produced the smallest possible font for TextielLab's jacquard loom. Read selected snippets from Wikipedia articles, while eating, to have an endless supply of dinner conversation. $195

Insect Pattern, Studio Job, Release a colony of linen bugs and critters upon your counter with Studio Job's delightfully terrific and multi-layered insect print. $25

Pantheon, Studio Job, An elegy to classic damask. Animals, machines, weapons array themselves around an empty center that awaits your table's centerpiece. Napkins with the same design are also available. $176

Graffit, Viktor & Rolf, A checkered pattern adorned - or provoked if you wish - with the designer's signature intervention, a graffiti tag. The artist's graffito appears still wet! $25

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