British designer-maker Selina Rose celebrates her studio’s 15th year with the launch of a new range of textiles called The Process Collection. The collection continues Rose’s signature use of felt surfaces, but marks a change in direction to a looser, more fluid style of pattern. This is the result of translating intricately cut designs from hand-painted and printed patterns. New products include rugs, wall hangings, textile artworks and screens as well as fabrics available by the metre.
Rose immersed herself back into the foundations of her textiles training for this collection, creating reams of monochromatic patterns over 12 months, using a variety of methods and working between her new design studio and the historical setting of Thomas Gainsborough’s Print Workshop near her Suffolk home. The intention behind the rhythmical, relief patterns that Rose creates is to add texture for sensory engagement. Each patterned textile surface plays with light and shade, adds depth, creates a sense of movement and invites touch.
Rose chooses to work with 100% wool for sustainability. She explains: “My studio prides itself on working with natural materials. Each piece in the Process Collection has been made from our pure wool felt, which is a sustainable, renewable and biodegradable material… I design textile products and installations with a focus on naturally cyclable materials and longevity. Each piece is designed and made to last. Wool can also be re-used, re-purposed or allowed to biodegrade. If wool is returned to the earth it releases valuable nutrients back into our ecosystem as it biodegrades, regenerating pastures. The beauty of wool is the natural benefits that are intrinsic to this material… Durability, strength and breathability are naturally intertwined within its fibres, making it an environmentally sound choice for interiors.”
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