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Fall 2013: The Makers Collection

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Monday August 26, 2013
POSTED BY: Maryanne Solensky, Marketing Department

After two years and countless meetings, a unique collaboration between five established artists and the Pollack Studio has produced the thirteen distinctive fabrics of this collection.  Working in diverse fields, these makers each brought their unique vision to the process of designing textiles.  The results are rich in thought and materials; they are complex and innovative; they are beautiful and diverse.

Jeweler and metalsmith Klaus Bürgel (above), is inspired by the sensual properties of gold and silver in designing his graceful, elemental brooches.  Our richly embroidered Jacquard, Calligraphy (above), and delicate window fabric, Skywriting, take their cues from the dimensional piece shown, while Bling turns to metallic Lurex to convey the delicacy of a flat, web-like brooch.  (

Drawing on the techniques of boat building, Matthias Pliessnig bends strips of wood into sinuous, kinetic forms of sculptural seating. Odalisque (above) started with Matthias’ drawing of a skeletal boat parting water as it moves through it and displays the ribbed structure that pervades his work. Interplay approaches his complex craftsmanship in an equally intriguing window fabric.  (

Our fabric Beam translates the irregular forms on Katherine Gray’s milky vase, created specifically for this project, into an equally transparent layered motif.  Glass plates that she also made became the inspiration for Mirror Mirror, a holographic faux-leather design, and Reflector, a woven crystalline surface.  (

Nathan Craven designs and extrudes unique and playful clay forms, which then become the ‘bricks’ of his novel installations.  Odyssey, shown here, translates these eccentric shapes into a densely spaced voided velvet design, while Wacky floats simplified silhouettes on a textured ground.  (

Manipulating materials is at the core of Liz Collins' approach to fashion design, and Zeus, shown above, embraces that approach wholeheartedly.  This dramatic window fabric combines a wide range of yarns and construction techniques to achieve its commanding presence.  Also inspired by Liz’s work are two other innovative window fabrics, Aphrodite and X-Rated.  (

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TAGS:  Makers Collection, Calligraphy, Skywriting, Bling, Odalisque, Interplay, Beam, Mirror Mirror, Reflector, Odyssey, Wacky, Zeus, Aphrodite, X-Rated, Klaus Burgel, Matthias Pliessnig, Katherine Gray, Nathan Craven, Liz Collins


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