modern + traditional


 

Inspired by any simple shape like the bird’s foot imprinted in the sand or the geometric grid of a Sean Scully painting, our patterns start as hand sketches done in the Providence, Rhode Island studio. They've been called bold, graphic, happy, and even whimsical. Many patterns have been inspired by mid-century artists like Morris Louis and Alexander Calder and are named after them. The BIG BLOCK Rug is an interpretation of Mark Rothko. Color is inspired by the combinations that pop up in nature.

For fabrics, the sketches are put into repeat for printing at a New England textile mill that has been in operation for 80 years. Using traditional hand printing methods, dye is squeezed through a 54" wide screen that takes two people to move together down the 50 yard long table. Each color on the fabric requires its own screen. While the hand printed process is time consuming, the quality is worth the effort. Colors and textures may vary slightly and are characteristic of hand printed textiles.

Our sewing is done in Fall River, Massachusetts, once the center of textiles for the USA, just ten minutes down the road from Providence. We are proud to be connected to that manufacturing history as a member of the next generation.