Patternbank love these rugs by CC-Tapis, innotative in their design and colour they push the limits in their experimentation. CC-Tapis was created in 2001 by the Maison Chamszadeh, known in France for more than 40 years for the quality of its traditional carpets. A substantial number of the designs are produced using only vegetable dyes with 1200 different colours available. Different finishings are also possible such as loop, embossing or different heights of pile. The rugs from the Signature Collection are designed by a new generation of artists and designers. Check out their full collection at cc-tapis.com
Barbara Takenaga’s paintings are like looking at an underwater kingdom, cosmic horizons dazzling in their infinite and radiant beauty. Swirls of graduated dots move across the painting like tentacles and sleeping sea urchins lurk beneath shimmering seas. There is real order to this seemingly chaotic pattern keeping the viewer both engaged and mesmerized at the same time. Formerly a printmaker, Barbara Takenaga lives and works in New York and Williamstown, MA. You can see more of her precise worlds at barbaratakenaga.com
Artist, designer and set designer, Cilla Ramnek has worked on many commissions from stunning floor coverings made of glass mosaics to creating artworks for various cafes and restaurants in Stockholm, Sweden. We love the way she mixes pattern and colour, experimenting with scale with references to traditional folk wear, fair isle and knitwear patterns but with a modern twist. You may also recognise her work for Ikea with her skill for pattern making commissioned for rug and fabric designs. Her talents don’t end there with a couple of publications on interiors and craft and knitwear designs. Check out all her achievements at cillaramnek.com
These large scale paintings are a kaelidoscope of intricate patterns, clashing shapes and heavily layered paints that prompt the eye to look deeper into the canvases. His trademark vertical lines ever present as if they are dripping from the Art and his use of colour is unorthodox, bold and confident. Born in 1955, Charles Burwell earned a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at Yale in 1979. He is represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia.
Patternbank love Dustyn Bork’s vast selection of work. We have picked just a few of our favourites from a selection titled Bad Plaid and Shards. Dustyn chooses to respond to the pattern, colour and design that can be found all around us in his work. He uses a range of mixed media sometimes working on top of found photographs with great results. Check out more of his inspiring work at dustynbork.com.
These incredible symbol drawings are detailed graphite pencil drawings on paper, as Bob describes ‘The choice of simple, straight, geometric shapes comes from the observation that society provides us with all but those. A fear for clear images seems to have taken hold of us. As does maybe the fear of reality. Our new relegion seems to be technology, but technology does not provide us with hope and optimism. It simply satisfies our needs. I like to provide clear images that give space to meditate on shape, size, relation and meaning.’ Very refreshing – more work over at bobwaardenburg.com
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