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Batting Those Eyelashes

Last weekend I went to the Brooklyn Museum to see the terrific exhibit, Giants, which featured the art collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. I highly recommend checking it out! I loved everything there, but one piece that resonated with me especially was Nick Cave’s Tondo.

As much as I wanted to touch this hairy sculpture I held myself back.
I heard the surface feels like porcupine quills. Nick Cave is known for his multi-media “Soundsuits” which are these magical objects that combine fashion and sculpture. The hairy Tondo sculpture reminded me of the eyelash fringe fabrics, now popular in upholstery and interiors, which feel very new and fresh to me.

We recently completed a pair of chairs using Schumacher’s Montego eyelash fringe fabric shown above. The hairs remind me of silent ocean creatures moving in unison, as if they are alive and moving, like the tentacles of a coral reef.

The above design is Pierre Frey’s Tuamotu, the jute stripes are made of loose eyelash fibers which add life and movement to the fabric.

Dedar also has an eyelash fringe fabric called Samsigeramus. This delicate abstract motif is playful and springs to life on a jacquard ground.

Eyelash fringe fabrics are an unexpected and playful detail that can add a lot of dimension and energy to a piece. Redefining furniture with a lot of personality.

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