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Textiles 102

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Wednesday November 02, 2011
POSTED BY: Alexandra Bruno, Marketing Department

This past month, our Vice President and Associate Design Director, Rachel Doriss, presented “Textiles 102: Inspiration, Imagination, Interpretation” in various design centers around the country. Most recently, she spoke in Denver and Minneapolis.

 This CEU course is offered to members of professional design organizations, such as ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association)which require designers to complete a specific number of contact hours of continuing education coursework every two years. 

Textiles 102 invites participants to start with the spark of inspiration and examine in detail how choices of material, construction, pattern, and color are resolved to create a physically and aesthetically functional fabric. Techniques for gathering and refining sources of inspiration are shared, as well as the expansion of basics previously presented in Textiles 101, including the specific steps taken in developing a textile from start to finish. In particular, Rachel focuses on the methods - some traditional, others cutting edge, that designers use to create patterns and textures in fabric. Every participant receives an illustrated textile glossary.

Here is a collection of photos from the trip: 

Overlooking the Whitney bridge and Minneapolis from the Walker Art Center

Beautiful dried leaves in the garden at the Walker

Susan Sullivan on the bridge!

Artfully upholstered chairs at the Minneapolis Design Center covered in our Fleury in bronze medal 

Hmong Plush in ebony (front pillow) at the Blended Blue showroom


Rachel will also be giving her Textiles 102 presentation in our New York showroom at the D&D building on November 16th from 6-8pm.


TAGS:  Rachel Doriss, Susan Sullivan, CEU, Textiles 102, Minneapolis Design Center, Dallas, Donghia, Walker Art Center


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