For the second edition of the annual design adventure Designers on Holiday, I teamed up with London-based design studio Featuring Featuring for a collaboration of outdoor furniture.
The collaboration grew out of a shared desire to create contemporary, luxurious and functional products. The result is three pieces of elegant, minimal and design-conscious outdoor furniture.
The collaboration was launched in 2017, available at selected retailers, as well as on bespoke orders.
A small collection of digitally printed scarves, using “waterless” printing technology. The process uses only the exact amount of ink needed, reduces water and electricity and produces minimal chemical waste, which makes it more environmental friendly than other digital or screen printing techniques.
Photography: Amanda Urvall Nyrén
Rêverie was a small capsule collection of hand dyed and hand painted shirts and scarves. The hand dyeing was made with hybrid pigments which, as opposed to conventional dyes, colour the fabrics at a lower temperature and use 10 times less water. This was the first project where I overlooked the whole supply chain, including fabric sourcing and factory visits.
Photography: Ricky Chapman
EVER RÊVE V
The fifth and last Ever Rêve collection was nominated for New Fashion talents at during Stockholm Fashion week. The collection was more balanced and composed than previous seasons, mixing digital prints and hand des with wardrobe staples and basics. It was the largest scaled production for Ever Rêve.
EVER RÊVE IV
The fourth Ever Rêve collection featured more hand painted and hand dyed textiles than previous seasons. The overall inspiration was urban spaces and buildings, the hand painted squares a direct nod to window reflections.
Both the cotton and wool fabrics were dyed using the Japanese technique Shibori Arashi. This time honoring craft is done wrapping cloth around cylinders, in turn wrapped in thread, before being dipped into the dye.
EVER RÊVE III
The third Ever Rêve collection featured playful, smaller print repeats as well as contrasting colour block hand dyes.
EVER RÊVE II
The second Ever Rêve collection was a progression from the previous pale, pastel collection, using bolder colours and contrasting prints.
Again, the collection was based on the study of a character from a mythic story by the Swedish writer Hanna Ricksten. Photographed by Sejin Ahn.
EVER RÊVE I
EVER RÊVE (ever in English and rêve (to dream) in French.) The name, a reference to the thought process behind the establishment of the label.
The inaugural collection from Ever Rêve stemmed from the study of characters, based on a story by Swedish writer Hanna Ricksten, available here.
All garments in the first collection was created working with the intricate and delicate methods of silk painting on crepe de chine, allowing each piece to be as unique and individual as another.