Design for Urban Living

Snapshot #17


Posted on April 21st, by David Bjorngaard in Elements. No Comments

As the “makers” movement spreads, not only are neighborhoods and jobs created, but traditional crafts are being revitalized. I’m really excited about this. Working on high-end interiors has allowed me to source and design hand-made items, things which you cannot find anywhere else, providing one-of-a-kind exclusivity to the projects I work on. This is a huge source of enjoyment and fun as I get to know the crafts people, and gain knowledge on how things are made. The makers movement has democratized this process, bringing unique and affordable pieces into the homes of design conscious individuals. I think the shift is great, as we all deserve to live with things made by individuals with care and love.

Noren Partitions 32 by Ricketts Indigo

Noren Partitions 32 is reminiscent of a Richard Serra painting.

I am working on a project where I have been sourcing unique textiles for my client, who lived and traveled in Japan. She loves the Japanese aesthetic, especially a blue & white color palette. In my endeavor to outfit her office, I came across Ricketts Indigo, a husband wife team that cultivates indigo on their Indian farm in order to produce the dye for their crafts. The process is labor intensive, resulting in both woven and dyed textiles which are imbued with value and meaning. The textiles have subtle color and pattern variation, showing the effect of both hand and the nature of hand-dying. Understated yet beautiful. I think these are beautiful. I hope you enjoy these as well.

Noren Partitions 11 by Ricketts Indigo

Noren Partitions 11

Ricketts Indigo by Ricketts Indigo

Noren Partitions 28

Norens Partitions 23 by Ricketts Indigo

Noren Partitions 23

Blue And Brown Check Kimono by Ricketts Indigo

Blue And Brown Check Kimono

Blue And Brown Check Kimono, Detail by Ricketts Indigo

Blue And Brown Check Kimono, Detail. The faded check is great!

PlaidDash Kimono, Detail by Ricketts Indigo

Plaid Dash Kimono, Detail

Sazanami Runner by Ricketts Indigo

Sazanami Runner

Sazanami Runner, Detail by Ricketts Indigo

Sazanami Runner, Detail

Brown Cotton Cross Kimono by Ricketts Indigo

Brown Cotton Cross Kimono

Suzukaze Runner, Front by Ricketts Indigo

Suzukaze Runner, Front

Suzukaze Runner, Detail by Ricketts Indigo

Suzukaze Runner, Detail

Brush Sroke Obi, Detail by Ricketts Indigo

Brush Stroke Obi, Detail

Noren Partitions 29, Detail by Ricketts Indigo

Noren Partitions 29, Detail. I love the whip-stitch detailing.

David Bjørngaard, March 2015





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